To: All TRMN personnel
From: Commanding Officer 2nd Fleet.
Re: 2017 Gryphon Trophy winner
GRYPHON FLEET ORDER 1712-A, 22DEC2017
Results are in for the Training Challenge, the third and final 2017 fleet challenge! The training challenge was won by HMS Ajax (BC-545).
Therefore, I am pleased to announce that, as winner of two out of three challenges this year, our overall 2017 fleet challenge winning chapter is…
The Gryphon Trophy is to be presented to HMS Ajax so that Captain Snedden and crew may proudly display it throughout 2018. Additionally, HMS Ajax is awarded the FLEET EXCELLENCE AWARD and all current members of the ship’s company are authorized to wear the Fleet Excellence Award ribbon with gold “E.” HMS Ajax will be considered along with winners from the other fleets for the navy-wide Black Sphinx Cup.
I wish to give honorable mention to HMS Musashi (BC-775) for winning the other one of the three challenges and for coming in second place in the training challenge.
Congratulations and well done, Ajax, and thanks to all participants in Gryphon Fleet!
The Tradition Lives!
JOHN NEITZ, MC, KR, DSO
Vice Admiral of the Red, RMN
Commanding Officer, 2nd Fleet
Earl of Westmarch