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Brodeur, Nigel David

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
Official Number U-09060; O-8968
 
Birth 18/06/1932 Death (nk)
Place Victoria Place (nk)
Area BC Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (UNTD) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/09/1950). He served in Royal Roads (RCNC) 1950. (Transferred to RCN) He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1952). He served in HMCS Ontario 1952. He served in HMCS Magnificent. He served in HMCS Algonquin. He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/01/1954). He served in HMCS Niobe for General Education and Warfare Course Royal Naval College Greenwich 1954. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/01/1954). He served on Training with RN. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 17/10/1955). He served in HMCS Sussexvale 1956. He served in HMCS Beacon Hill 1958. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Weapons Course (2) 1960. He served in HMCS Kootenay as Weapons Officer 1962. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 17/10/1963). He served in HMCS Stadacona Fleet School as Weapons Long Course Officer. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He served as Senior Staff Officer (Men) MARCOM 1966. He served in HMCS Terra Nova (In command) 1966. He served in CFB Toronto for Canadian Forces Staff College for Staff Course 1968. He served in NDHQ for Maritime Systems Engineering in Project Definition Section 1969. He served as NDHQ on Project Team DDH-280 Program 1971. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/07/1972). He served as Commandant Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School Halifax 1972. He served as Commander Fifth Canadian Destroyer Sqaudron 1974. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 30) 1976. He served in NDHQ as Director Maritime Requirements (Sea) 1977. He was appointed as a Commodore (CF) (With seniority dated 01/08/1978). He served as Director General Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1978. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/06/1980). He served in SACLANT HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) and Chief of Staff WESTLANT 1982. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 17/07/1985). He served in NDHQ as Deputy Chief of Defence Staff 1985-87. (He was retired 1987.
 
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Anecdotes
Bill Clearihue reports that "He appears in the Navy Lists, 1952 & 1953 as a UNTD, Seniority Apr 24, 1952. His school was Royal Roads but for pay purposes at summer training, he was declared as a MALAHAT UNTD. Royal Roads Cadets weren’t paid, in fact they paid to be there. was issued U-9060 on April 27, 1951. He also had his RR Cadet Number 3265 and was issued his O-8968 upon Graduation."
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992) ; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Bill Clearihue (Email to Nauticapedia 20/05/2016);
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2016-05-20

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