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Cocks, Robert William James

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number O-14640
 
Birth 13/02/1925 Death 06/07/2006
Place Victoria Place Mahone Bay
Area BC Area NS
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1943. He served in Royal Roads (RCNC) 1943. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 15/08/1943). He served with the Royal Navy for training 1943. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/04/1945). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN 1946 (With seniority dated 15/04/1945). He served in HMCS Niobe for Pilot Training 1946. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) RCN (With seniority dated 01/02/1947). He served in HMCS Nootka as Watchkeeper 1948. He served in HMCS New Liskeard 1948. He served in HMCS Magnificent for 825 Squadron as Operational Pilot 1950. He served in the RN Deck Landing Control Officers Course 1950. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Deck Landing Control Officer 1950. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Landing Signals Officer (30th Carrier Air Group) 1951. He served in RCAF Trenton for Flying Instructor School 1953. He served in HMCS Shearwater for No.1 Training Air Group 1953. He served in HMCS Shearwater for VT-40 Squadron in Advanced Training Flight 1954. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN (With seniority dated 15/09/1953). He served in VS-881 Squadron as Commanding Officer 1954. He served in the Royal Military College of Canada as Officer in Immediate Command of Naval Personnel on Detached Duty at Canadian Services College 1955. He served in HMCS Antigonish (In command) 1957. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1959). He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Executive Officer 1959. He served in NHQ on Staff of Director of Personnel (Officers) 1961. He served in HMCS Yukon (In command) 1963. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Operations Officer 1965, He was appointed as a A/Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1965). He served in CFHQ as Director Maritime Forces Combat Development 1965. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He served in CFHQ as Director International Plans 1966. He served as Commander Third Canadian Escort Squadron 1968. He served in CFB Halifax as Commandant Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School 1969. He served in Imperial Defence College Course 1970. He served in CFB Shearwater as Base Commander 1971. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/07/1972). He served in MARCOM HQ as Chief of Staff (Logistics and Administration) to Maritime Commander 1972. (He resigned in 1974.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997); Starshell (NOAC Newsletter) Obituaries Summer 2006;
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2011-02-28

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