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Some of the remaining buildings today

Ajax Bay is a settlement on East Falklandmarker, in the Falkland Islandsmarker, It is on the north west coast, on the shore of San Carlos Watermarker, a few miles from Port San Carlosmarker. It was mainly a refrigeration plant, and was developed by the Colonial Development Corporation in the 1950s, which was also responsible for developing Port Albemarle. It was supposed to freeze Falkland mutton, but this was found to be economically unviable. Many of the pre-fabricated houses here were moved to Stanleymarker.

During the Falklands War, the first British bridgehead was established on San Carlos Water. Ajax Bay was one of three landing points, and codenamed "Red Beach" as part of Operation Sutton. It was used as a military hospital during the Falklands War.

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Memorial plaque to the British Cdo Log Regt RM.
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Some of the remaining buildings of the freezer plant.
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Back of the building showing war era graffiti
Gentoo penguins, the current residents of Ajax Bay
Ajax Bay (Red Beach) 1982.

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