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Battles, Robert Munro

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-4970
Birth 00/06/1918 Death 26/10/1999
Place Salem Place Victoria
Area MA Area BC
Country USA Country Canada
Military Service
He was appointed as an Electrical Sub-Lieutenant (R) (Temp.) RCNVR 1941. He served in HM Signal School Portsmouth for Radar Officer Qualifying Course 1941. He was appointed as a Electrical Lieutenant (R) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/06/1941). He served in H.M.S. Royal Sovereign as Radar Officer 1941. He served in H.M.S. Asbury as Radar Training Officer 1943. He served in Staff of Flag Officer Carrier Training as Radar Training Officer 1944. He was appointed as an A/Electrical Lieutenant-Commander (R) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). (Transferred to RCN 02/02/1946). He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1945)). He served in NHQ on Staff of Deputy Director Electrical Engineering 1946. He served in HMCS Niobe as Electrical Liaison Officer 1946). He served in NHQ for Duty With Electrical Engineer-in-Chief 1948. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/06/1949). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Electrical School 1950. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Officer-in-Charge Electrical School 1951. He served in HMCS Quebec as Deputy Electrical Officer 1952. He served in HMCS Quebec as Electrical Officer 1953. He was appointed as a Commander (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1954). He served in NHQ as Assistant Engineer-in-Chief (Electronics) 1954). He served in NHQ as Deputy Assistant Chief Naval Technical Services (Ships) for New Construction Ships 1957. He was appointed as a Captain (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1959). He served in NHQ as Deputy Electrical Engineer-in-Chief 1959. He served in HMCS Naden for HMC Dockyard Esquimalt as Manager of Ship Repair Activity (West Coast) and Director Operations Systems Esquimalt 1963. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN 27/05/1965). He served in HMCS Naden as Superintendent HMC Dockyard Esquimalt and Superintendent Pacific Coast 1965. He served in NATO Staff Washington DC as Assistant Director Communications Electronics Division 1967. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1967). He served in NATO HQ on NATO Staff Brussels Belgium 1967. (He was retired in 1973.)
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Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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