The Memorial to Captain Ronald Jackson RCN(R)

by John M. MacFarlane 2017


The Memorial to Captain Ronald Jackson RCN(R) (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

In the historic St. Paul’s Naval and Garrison Church in Esquimalt there is a memorial to Captain Ron Jackson RCN(R).

He had World War One service in the RN after which he served in the Merchant Service, (He was mobilized for World War Two service). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/09/1939). He served in HMCS Givenchy as Commanding Officer. He served in HMCS Naden III (Comox) as Commanding Officer 1940. He served in HMCS Cowichan (I) (In command) 1941. He served in HMCS Prince Henry. He was appointed as a A/Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1943). He served in HMCS Outarde (In command) 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR. He served in HMS Nabob as Executive Officer. He was appointed as an A/Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). (He was demobilized). He was appointed as a Commander (Temp.) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/07/1946). He served in HMCS Malahat as as the Commanding Officer 1947. He was appointed as a Captain RCN(R). (He was released.) (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.)

After his naval service he was a Marine Consultant with Talbot Jackson and Associates Ltd. North Vancouver BC. He was a founding member of the Naval Officers Association of British Columbia and the Naval Officers Association of Vancouver Island. He was the President of Branch 239 Pender Island of the Canadian Legion. He was also a member of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada.

To quote from this article please cite:

MacFarlane, John M. (2017) The Memorial to Captain Ronald Jackson RCN(R). 2017.

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