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Burns, James Richard

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Title Lieutenant-Commander (P) (RCN)
Official Number O-10688
 
Birth 16/09/1923 Death (nk)
Place Winnipeg Place (nk)
Area MB Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Biography
After his military service he joined MerrilL Lynch 1969, and retired as Vice-President 1991. He served as Director and President of BC Aviation Council. He was the President International Northwest Aviation Council 1989.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a AC 2/c RCAF (With seniority dated 01/03/1943). He was appointed as a Aircraftsman 1/c RCAF (With seniority dated 01/06/1943). He was appointed as a Leading Aircraftsman RCAF 01/11/1943). He was appointed as a AC/2 RCAF Regina for ITS 1943. He served in RCAF Virden for #19 Elementary Flying Training School 1943. He was appointed as a Sergeant RCAF (With seniority dated 01/10/1944). (CFR). He was appointed as a Pilot Officer RCAF (With seniority dated 01/10/1944). He served in RCAF Souris MB for #17 Service Flying Training School for Pilot Training 1944. He served in #5 Release Centre Winnipeg MB 1945, (Transferred to the Royal Canadian Airforce Reserve Special Section General List Pilot Branch 01/01/1945), (Permitted to Resign Commission for Appointment to RNVR), (Transferred to RNVR 01/09/1945). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (A) (Temp.) RNVR (With seniority dated 01/09/1945). He served in H.M.S. Seaborn 1945. He served in H.M.S. Macaw 1945, (Transferred to RCNVR 1945). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (P) RCNVR 1945. He served in H.M.S. Ringtail for 772 RN Squadron for course 1946. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/04/1946). (Short Service Appointment commencing 19/04/1946), He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) (SSA) RCN (Appointed 01/04/1947) (With seniority dated 10/04/1946). He served in H.M.S. Dipper 1946. He served in H.M.S. Merganser for Course 1946. He served in H.M.S. Vulture for Course 1946. He served in H.M.S. Gannet for 719 RN Squadron for Course 1946. He served in H.M.S. Fulmar for Training 1947. He served in HMCS Niobe 1947. He served in HMCS Bytown 1947. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax for RCN Air Section (Dartmouth) for 18th Carrier Air Group as Pilot in 826 Squadron 1947. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax for RCN Air Section (Dartmouth) for 18th Carrier Air Group as Pilot in 826 Squadron at Canadian Joint Air School Rivers MB 1948. He served in HMCS Swansea for Training 1948. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Safety Equipment Officer 1949. He served in HMCS Cornwallis for Officers Divisional Course 1950. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Junior Officer Technical and Leadership Course 1950. He served in HMCS La Hulloise 1951. He served in HMCS Shearwater for No.1 Training Air Group for Flying Refresher course 1952. He served in HMCS Shearwater for 31 Support Air Group in 880 Squadron 1952. He served in HMCS Magnificent for 31 Support Air Group in VS-880 Squadron 1952. He served in HMCS Shearwater 1952. He served in HMCS Bytown on Staff of Assistant Chief of Navala Staff (Air) 1953, (Selected for permanent commission 01/09/1951), He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN (With seniority dated 19/04/1954). He served in HMCS Bytown on Staff of Director of Naval Aviation as Staff officer (AF2) 1954. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Commanding Officer VU-32 Squadron 1955. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Duty with Joint Maritime Warfare School 1957. He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Flag Officer Naval Divisions as Staff Officer (Air) 1957. He served in HMCS Bytown on Staff of Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans) 1957. He served in HMCS Patriot on Staff of Commanding Officer Naval Divisions as Staff Officer (Air) 1957. He served in HMCS Niobe for RN Staff Course 1960. He served in HMCS Niobe as First Lieutenant-Commander and on Staff of Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff (London) as Staff Officer (Recruiting) and Staff Officer (Air) 1961. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Command and Station Flight Safety Officer 1963. He served in HMCS Niagara for Naval Aviation Safety Officer Course at University of Southern California 1964. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Flight Safety Officer 1964. He served in CFHQ on Staff of Director of Flight Safety 1966. (He was retired 01/03/1969.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Total Flying Hours: 3,600, Total Fixed Wing Deck Landings: 59. Service Aircraft Flown: Firefly, Cornell, Tiger Moth, Anson II & V, Wildcat, Harvard, Magister, Seafire, TBM, CS2F-1 & 2, T-33, Bell HTL, HO4S-3, CHSS-2, HUP-2, C-45, Dakota, Allouette, Aircobra. Civilian Aircraft Flown: Cessna 150 & 180 & 210, Bell 47, Jetranger, Hughes, Kingair A-90
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References
MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON;
Last update
2010-12-03

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