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Brodeur, Victor Gabriel

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-8970
Birth 17/09/1892 Death 06/10/1976
Place Beloeil Place Vancouver
Area PQ Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours CB. CBE. Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France). Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France). Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA)
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Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet C.G.S. Canada (With seniority dated 08/10/1909). He was appointed as a Midshipman (Canadian Naval Service) (With seniority dated 21/10/1910). He served in HMCS Niobe 1910. He served in H.M.S. Dreadnought 1911. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 14/01/1913). He served in H.M.S. Berwick (Mexican Revolution) 1914. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 14/01/1915). He served in H.M.S. Dreadnought 1915. He served in H.M.S. Caradoc 1917 (North Russia Relief Force for Bolshevik Revolution) 1918. He served in H.M.S. Excellent for RN Long Gunnery Course 1920. He served in H.M.S. Cordelia as Lieutenant (G) 1921. He served on the Staff of RN Gunnery School Devonport 1921. He served in NSHQ as Staff Officer Organizing RCNR and RCNVR 1921. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 14/01/1923). Naval HQ as Senior Staff Officer 1923. He served in H.M.S. Conquest 1925. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 25/01/1927). He served as Commanding Officer HMCS Stadacona and Senior Naval Officer Halifax 1927. He served in HMCS Champlain (In command) 1929. He served in HMCS Skeena (I) (In command) 1931. He served as Commanding Officer HMCS Naden and Esquimalt 1932, (He designed a gunnery model while on staff of Gunnery School Devonport 1922 and received the thanks of the British Admiralty.) He participated in an expedition to San Salvador to protect British interests in 1932. He served in H.M.S. Durham 1934, Admiralty for Training and Staff Duties Division 1935. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1936). He served in the Imperial Defence College 1936. He served in HMCS Fraser (In command) 1937. He served in HMCS Skeena (I) (In command and Captain "D") 1937. He served in HMCS Ottawa (In command and Captain "D") 1938. He served in HMCS Naden (Captain-in-Charge HMC Naval Establishments Esquimalt and Commanding Officer Coast of British Columbia) 1938. He was appointed as a Commodore (1st Class) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1940). He served as Canadian Naval Attache Washington 1940. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1942). He served as Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff Washington DC 1942. He served in HMCS Givenchy as Commanding Officer Pacific Coast 1943-1946. (He was retired on 01/08/1946.)
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Named Features Admiral Group (BC); Brodeur Island (BC);
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992); BCELP Geographical Place Names Cards Correspondence To/From BC Chief Geographer;
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