HMS Ramillies congratulates the Achilles

HMS <em>Ramillies</em> congratulates the <em>Achilles</em>

HMS Ramillies in Wellington Harbour in January 1940, flying a banner congratulating Achilles on its role in the Battle of the River Plate. The battleship was in New Zealand to escort the big troop ships carrying the First Echelon of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force to the Middle East.

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Posted: 10 Apr 2021

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was serving on board the Ramillies at the time of this photo, prior to the ship escorting the 1st Echelon 2nd NZEF to the Middle East 1940.