- Second World War (1939-1945)
- H.M.S. Ajax, Rpyal Navy
- Awarded on:
- February 23rd, 1940
"…..who, as Commanders of their Ships, having done all they could during the long months of waiting to perfect their Ships and Ships' companies, so that they stood the test ,of battle, when the day for action came, heartened all by their readiness, example and encouragement."
In connection with the action with the "Admiral Graf Spee" also know as The Battle of the River Plate."