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Baker, Ernest Shepard

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number O-3790
Birth 22/04/1929 Death 14/09/2011
Place Essex Place Halifax
Area ON Area NS
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours Murmansk Commemoration Medal (USSR).
After his naval service he served as the Founding Chairman of the Regional Social Planning Council for Halifax, Dartmouth and Halifax County from 1971-1973.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1941). He served in HMCS Stadacona (HMCS Kings) for Training 1941. He served in RN College Dartmouth (Special Entry Course #55) 1941. He was appointed as a Midshipman (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1942). In 1942 he served at the RN Engineering College Manadon for Engineering Training. In 1943 he served in HMS Hardy for Engineering Training while on Murmansk Convoy service. In 1943 he served at the RN Engineering College Keysham for Engineering Training. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (Appointed 01/05/1944) (With seniority dated 01/08/1943). He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1945). In 1945 he served in HMS Araidne (fast minelayer) as Engineering Watchkeeper. In 1946 he served in HMS Finistere (battle class destroyer) as Engineering Watchkeeper. On 01/07/1946 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1945). In 1946 he served as Engineering Watchkeeper in HMS Belfast (cruiser). In 1946 he served at HMCS Niobe. In 1947 he served as HMCS Stadacona for the Mechanical Taining Establishment as Instructor and Divisional Officer. In 1948 he served in HMCS Ontario as Engineering Watchkeeper. In 1949 he served at Royal Roads (RCN/RCAF Officer Training College) as Engineer Officer and Instructor. In 1951 he served at HMCS Bytown for NHQ as Assistant Staff Officer (Engineering Personnel). He was appointed as Lieutenant-Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1953). In 1953 he served in HMCS Crusader as Engineering Officer for Korean War Service. In 1954 he served in HMCS Niagara on attachment to the Supreme Allied Comander Atlantic as Staff Officer (Ship Maintenance and Repair). On 01/07/1957 he was promoted to Commander (E) RCN. In 1957 he served in HMCS Bytown for NHQ to Implement the Report on RCN Personnel Structure. In 1960 he served in HMCS Cape Scott as Senior Technical Officer. In 1962 he attended the USN Shipyard Management Course. In 1962 he served at Stadacona for HMC Dockyard (Halifax) as Assistant Superintendent (Production). He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1964). In 1964 he was appointed to HMCS Bytown as Director of Personnel Career Policy. IN 1967 he was appointed as Senior Course Officer at the Banff School of Advanced Management. In 1969 he served at HMCS Stadacona for HMC Dockyard (Halifax) as Manager Ship Repair. He was appointed as a Commodore (CF) (With seniority dated 28/01/1970). In 1970 he was appointed to CFB Halifax as Base Commander and Commander Technical Services Atlantic. In 1973 he was appointed to NDHQ as Director General Manpower Utilization. (He was retired on 30/12/1975.)
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Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Obituary The Standard St. Catharines Ontario; Starshell (Autumn 2011);
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