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Caldwell, John Birch

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-11220
 
Birth 07/11/1913 Death 20/09/1973
Place Amherst Place Victoria
Area NS Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Honours MBE. M.I.D.
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Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was a Cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada. He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 31/08/1933). He served in H.M.S. Frobisher for Training (Special Entry No. 34) 1933. He was appointed as a Midshipman (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1934). He served in the Royal Navay Engineering College for Engineering Training 1934. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1936). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1937). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1938). He served in H.M.S. Resolution 1938. He served in HMCS Saguenay. He served in HMCS Athabaskan as Engineer Officer 1943. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1943). He served in H.M.S. Sheffield 1944. He served in HMCS Uganda 1944. He served on the Staff of Captain Superintendent HMC Dockyard Halifax 1945. He was appointed as an A/Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 20/08/1945). He served in HMCS Scotian on Staff of Commodore Superintendent Halifax as Manager Engineering Department 1945. He served as Manager Engineering Department HMC Dockyard Halifax 1946. He was appointed as a Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1947). He served in RN Air Engineering Course 1947. He served in NHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Technical Services (Air) 1948. He was appointed as a Captain (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1950). He served in NHQ as Assistant Chief Naval Technical Services (New Construction Ships) 1951. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 8) 1954. He was appointed as a Commodore (E) RCN (With seniority dated 22/08/1955). He served as Commodore Superintendent Pacific Coast and Superintendent HMC Dockyard Esquimalt 1955. He served in NHQ as Engineer-in-Chief 1959. He served in NHQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Technical Services 1960. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/02/1961). He served in NHQ as Chief of Naval Technical Services 1961. He served in CFHQ as Chief of Logistics Engineering and Development 1961. (He was retired.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2015-10-08

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