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Allan, Thomas Steele

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
Official Number O-1673
 
Birth 07/11/1927 Death (nk)
Place Phillipsburg Place (nk)
Area PQ Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Biography
After his naval service he joined Computing Devices as President in 1978. He moved to the parent company, Control Data Canada Ltd. in 1982 as President. He retired in 1987. Then he was President of EH Industries Canada 1987-89. Afterwards he was appointed to the Defence Industrial Preparedness Advisory Council in 1987.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 20/08/1944). He served in the Royal Roads (RCNC) 1944. He was appointed as a Midshipman (E) RCN (With seniority dated 03/07/1946). He served with the RN for (E) and (A/E) Training 1946. He served in RN Engineering College for Engineering Training. He served in H.M.S. Euryalus for Training. He served in H.M.S. Verulam for Training. He served in H.M.S. Swiftsure for Training. He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 03/03/1948). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 03/03/1948). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (E) (A/E) RCN (With seniority dated 03/08/1950). He served in HMCS Shearwater for #1 Training Air Group as Air Engineer Officer 1951. He served in RCAF Centralia for Flying Training 1952. He served in RCAF Portage La Prairie for Advanced Flying Training 1953. He was Awarded Wings. He served in NHQ For Special Duty on Course at RCAF Station Portage La Prairie 1953. He served in HMCS Shearwater for Training Air Group for Flying Refresher 1953. He served in RNAS Lee-on-Solent for 781 RN Squadron 1954. He served in RNAS Yeovilton for OFS in 764 RN Squadron 1954. He served in RNAS Stretton for 1831 Squadron 1954. He served in H.M.S. Illustrious for Deck Landing Qualification 1954. He served in HMCS Shearwater and HMCS Magnificent for 871 Squadron as Pilot and Air Engineer Officer 1954. He served in NHQ on Staff of Directorate of Air Engineering as Staff Officer (Administration) 1956. He served in HMCS Shearwater for Flying Refresher and Jet Conversion 1957. He served in RCAF Chatham for Jet Swept Wing Experience 1957. He served in HMCS Niagara for Test Pilot Training With USN at Test Pilot Training School Patuxent MD 1958. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (E) (A/E) (P) RCN (With seniority dated 03/08/1958). He served in HMCS Shearwater for VX-10 Squadron as Project Engineer Officer 1958. He served in HMCS Bonaventure for Marine Engineering Refresher 1960. He served in HMCS Bonaventure as Senior Engineer 1961. He served in HMCS Terra Nova as Engineer Officer 1961. He served in NDHQ for Hydrofoil Project 1963-71. He was appointed as a Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1964). He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1967). He served in CFHQ as Project Manager Hydrofoil Project 1967). He served in NDHQ as Manager of HMCS Aurora Project. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/09/1972). He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/04/1977). He served in NDHQ as Chief of Engineering and Maintenance 1977. (He was retired in 1978.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Total Flying Hours: 2,300. Total Fixed Wing Deck Landings: 131. Service Aircraft Flown: Harvard, Sea Fury, C-47, Avenger, Firefly Trainer, Firefly I, Sea Fury Trainer, Seafire 17, T-33, F-86, F-86, F2H3, AD5N, F9F-6, FJ3, T28B, S2F-1, CS2F-1, AD-4, SNB-5, T2V, F4D-1, FJ-4B, F11F-1, UF-2G, A4D-2, F2V-5F, F2H-2, F3H-2, F8U-1F, HTL-6, HRS-3, HSS-1. Civilian Aircraft Flown: Tiger Moth, Auster, Miles Master, Magister)
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References
MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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2011-01-08

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