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Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Creosote Poisoning. (27 Feb 1919)

Mr Thomas Moles: asked the Pensions Minister whether Engineer-Lieutenant Wilson. His Majesty's ship "Ajax," was in 1915 invalided out of the Service because of creosote poisoning; whether in July, 1915, Lieutenant Heron applied for consideration of his pension allowance, and was then informed that the matter would receive attention; whether a further application in 1916 received a similar reply; and whether,...

Supply. — [4TH Allotted Day.]: MR. Long's Statement. (12 Mar 1919)

Mr Bertram Falle: sometimes necessary while the ships are fighting—a fight which these men cannot join in or see— when every second may bring a shell or a torpedo may mangle the ship. We all know the prayer of Ajax, who was counted the bravest among the brave, that he should be allowed to "perish in the face of day." He knew that death was inevitable, but at least he wanted to die in the daylight....

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: British Fleet, Mediterranean. (9 Jun 1921)

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN: The Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station, in "Iron Duke," with "Ajax," "Pegasus," "Surprise," "Stuart," and some destroyers, is due at Constantinople on 15th June for about a month's stay. These movements are merely in accordance with the programme of a cruise which included ports on Egyptian and Palestine coasts, Cyprus, and Smyrna. Owing to a visit being paid to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt.: Naval Strength (Great Britain, Japan and France). (25 Jul 1923)

— Japan. France. British Empire. Battleships 4 5 13* Battle Cruisers 3 — 2 Light Cruisers 11 4 34 Destroyers 22 30 71† Submarines 11 28 41 Aircraft Carriers 1 — 3 * Does not include "Ajax" and "Centurion" which have 3/5ths crews although running with an active service squadron. †Including Flotilla Leaders.

Sessional Orders:: Debate on the Address. (15 Jan 1924)

Mr Reginald Banks: ...of the things which in happier days—I pay them the passing tribute of a sigh—used to delight it nearly as much as cup ties. The epigrammatic phrase, the adroit party manœuvre, these combats of Ajax and Hector, where the exchange of gifts rapidly followed on the exchange of javelins and no one was a penny the worse for it—these ancient sports have somewhat lost their popularity since...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Tonnage Replacement. (21 Jul 1924)

The names of the British capital ships to be replaced by the two new ships, constituting the replacement tonnage, are: "Thunderer.""King George V.""Ajax.""Centurion." The date of Governmental authorisation of replacement tonnage was 11th December, 1922. The keels of both the new capital ships were laid down on 28th December, 1922. The standard displacement, in tons and metric tons, of each...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Effective List (Removals). (8 Jul 1926)

"Ajax." "Sikh." "Thunderer." "Tarpon." "King George V." "Sable." "Agamemnon." "Raider." S/M "L.9." "Retriever." "Radstock." "Redgauntlet." "Satyr." "Telemachus." "Sorceress." "Sharpshooter." "Sabrina." "Stork" "Truculent." "Rapid."

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell's Statement. (7 Mar 1932)

.... That is the 1932 programme. It might interest the House if I tell them the names of the 1931 programme, which has been approved. The larger 6-inch cruisers will be called the "Amphion" and the "Ajax," the smaller the "Arethusa," and the House will see that we continue the policy of naming the larger 6-inch cruisers after the heroes of mythology, and we name their lighter sisters more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Construction Costs. (6 Mar 1935)

(2) Ships completed or due to complete 1934–5. Cost per standard ton. £ Cruiser Ajax(a) … … … … … … 204 Flotilla-Leader Exmouth … … … … … 235 Destroyers Echo … … … … … … 212 Eclipse … … … … … … 212 Electra … … … … … … 213 Encounter … … … … … … 213 Escapade … … … … … … 215 Escort … … … …...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Construction Costs. (17 Apr 1935)

...305 241 — — 1933 … … — — 7,030 213 — — — — — — — — 1934 … … — — 7,000(a) 204(a) — — 13,750(b) 213 5,040(c) 298 3,260 131 (a) This ship (His Majesty's Ship "Ajax") completed on 12th April, 1935. (b) Includes one destroyer whose completion was delayed beyond 31st March, 1935. (c) Includes one submarine whose completion was delayed beyond 31st...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (MONEY) BILL (By Order). (18 Jun 1936)

Mr Herbert Williams: ...a Scottish paper. He said, "We are not going to be done in by Parliament. We are the big lads and the big noises. We are not afraid of anybody." And then with an innumerable battery of pickaxes like Ajax defying the lightning he struck the first stone from the bridge. Last year he said, "I do not mind what you do. If you give me a loan I shall be happy. If you do not, you will give me a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad (Disturbances). (28 Jun 1937)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: .... The strikes spread northward to the sugar areas and to Port of Spain on 22nd June. Some 350 special constables of all races were enrolled, and there were many more volunteers. His Majesty's Ship "Ajax" arrived on the same day and platoons from the ship were posted at various points, and the situation was generally got under control. On 23rd June the Governor reported that trouble had...

Oral Answers to Questions — Jamaica.: Situation. (25 May 1938)

...the Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station, to send a cruiser in order to have reserves to ease the strain on all local forces; and, as announced by the Admiralty, His Majesty's ship "Ajax" has sailed from Bermuda. It appears from reports that the purpose of the general strike movement is to attempt to force all-round increases in pay. It is all the more regrettable that this...

Defence Loans. (23 Feb 1939)

Mr William Morrison: The right hon. Gentleman may challenge them, but he seems rather in the position of Ajax defying the lightning. My information is that the issue was not at a pound, but 53s. Of course, I was not there, but let me pass on to other considerations. [Interruption.]

Adjournment (Christmas).: The War. (14 Dec 1939)

Mr Neville Chamberlain: ...South American waters. There is little that I can add at present to the reports which have already appeared. Shortly after 6 o'clock yesterday morning, Commodore Harwood, in the 6-inch gun cruiser "Ajax," reported that he was in contact with a German pocket-battleship. Thereupon, in company with the 8-inch gun cruiser "Exeter" and the 6-inch gun "Achilles," he attacked the enemy, who made...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1939.: Ministry of Labour and National Service. (22 Feb 1940)

...I spend most of my time among them. That is the most remarkable thing about this war. The whole nation has a conscientious objection to it; they hate it. I have seen men who have returned on the "Ajax" and "Exeter'' and the one thing which has impressed me most is that they are not the slightest bit bellicose or bitter. Is it fair that we should ask them to go on while we let off people...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Estimates, 1940. (27 Feb 1940)

Mr Albert Alexander: ...confidence and cheerful outlook on the task to be accomplished. I thought, when I listened on the wireless on Friday afternoon to the speeches of the officers who commanded the "Exeter" and "Ajax" in the memorable action of the River Plate, that there was something of the true standing, character, and purpose of those who led our naval forces. They have been dealing with an enemy who,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.: Personnel (Public Tribute). (6 Mar 1940)

Mr Thomas Levy: ...Royal Air Force who are engaged day by day in operations round our coasts and over the North Sea and enemy territory, so that public tribute may be paid to them as it was to the men of "Exeter" and "Ajax"?

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 1) BILL.: Progress of the War. (19 Mar 1940)

Brigadier Ralph Rayner: ...for the failure of inspiration on the part of our inventors of slogans. I should have thought they could have obtained sufficient inspiration from the glorious doings of the "Rawalpindi," the "Ajax," the "Achilles" and the "Exeter"; from the courage of our longshoremen rushing down to man those little ships which trawl for food and sweep for mines; and from the marvellous show put up by...

Orders of the Day — National Service Bill. (1 Apr 1941)

Mr James Maxton: ...a worker says he is not going to do so-and-so in spite of what all the bosses and what all the Governments in the world tell him, that is not anarchy. I have heard some great speeches of that kind. Ajax defying the lightning was nothing to what the dockers K.C. would defy, and we did not regard that as anarchy. To stand on a principle you believe to be right in spite of anything that...

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