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Bridgman, Arthur Graham

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Title Commodore (E) (RCN)
Official Number O-8660
Birth 04/11/1917 Death 18/11/2004
Place Pelly Place Victoria
Area SK Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
Qualifications ndc.
After his naval service he worked as a stock broker with RBC Dominion Securities in Victoria BC 1973-1992.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/05/1941). He served in H.M.S. Despatch (He was on Loan to the RN from the RCNVR) 1941. He served in HMCS Quinte as Engineer Officer 1941. He served in HMCS Clayoquot as Engineer Officer 1941. He served in HMCS Red Deer as Engineer Officer 1942. He was commissioned as Lieutenant (E) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/05/1943). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Engineer Officer and Manager of Engineer Officer Appointments 1943. He served in HMCS Stonetown as Engineer Officer 1944. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (E) (Temp.) RCNVR. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (E) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1945). He served in NHQ on staff of Naval Personnel Branch (Directorate of Naval Reserves) 1946, (Transferred to RCN) 1947. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/02/1948). He served in HMCS Haida as Engineer Officer 1947. He served in HMC Dockyard Halifax as Manager Design Section 1948. He served in HMCS Ontario as Senior Engineer 1950. He was appointed as a Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1952). He served in NHQ as Assistant Engineer-in-Chief (Engineering Facilities and Machinery Design) 1952. He served in HMCS Bonaventure as Engineer Officer (Belfast for construction and first year commission) 1955). He served in NHQ on Staff of Engineer-in-Chief (Director Marine and Electrical Engineering) 1958. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1959). He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 14) 1960, Principal Naval Overseer Montreal 1961. He served as Naval Officer-in-Charge Montreal and Senior Naval Officer St. Lawrence River Area 1963. He served on Loan to Dominion of Canada Rifle Association as Commandant of Canadian Bisley Team 1963. He served in NDHQ as Director General Ships and Director General Maritime Systems 1964. He was appointed as a Commodore (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1965). He served in NDHQ as Director-General Maritime Systems. He was seconded to Defence Research Board as Deputy Head Defence Research Analysis Establishment as A/Chief. (He was retired on 01/04/1973.)
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Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Lead & Line (Newsletter of NOAVI) Vol 19 Issue #10 2004;
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