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Cogdon, Noel

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number O-14670
 
Birth 22/12/1925 Death 22/02/2000
Place Durham Place Toronto
Area Area ON
Country UK Country Canada
 
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Biography
He survived the sinking of H.M.S. Dorsetshire in Indian Ocean. He participated in the sinking of three U-boats.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 14/08/1940). He served in the Royal Naval College Dartmouth (RCN Direct Entry No. 52) 1940. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1941). He served in H.M.S. Durban for Training 1941. He served in H.M.S. Dorsetshire for Training 1941. He served in H.M.S. King George V for Training. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/02/1942). He served in RN for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1942. He served in HMCS Napanee 1943. He served in HMCS Ottawa (II) 1943. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1944). He served in HMCS Ottawa (II) (In command) 1944. He served in HMCS Uganda 1945. He served in RAF Perth for Elementary Flying Training School 1946. He served in RAF Church Lawford for Service Flying Training 1946. He served in RNAS Lossiemouth for Operational Flying Training 1947. He served in RNAS Eglinton On Loan to 807 (RN) Squadron 1946. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN 1949. He served in HMCS Shearwater and HMCS Magnificent for 803 Squadron as Pilot 1948. He served as the Commanding Officer of 803 Squadron and as Commanding Officer 19th Carrier Air Group and as Commanding Officer 31 Support Air Group 1950. He served in #31 Support Air Group as Commanding Officer 1952. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1952). He served in NDHQ on Air Staff 1952. He served in the RN Staff College for Staff Course 1954. He was appointed as an A/Commander (P) RCN 1955. He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast as Assistant Chief of Staff (Air) 1954. He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast as Assistant Chief of Staff (Air) 1955. He was appointed as a Commander (P) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1956). He served in HMCS Huron (I) (In command) 1957. He served in HMCS Micmac (In command) 1958. He served in NDHQ in Directorate of Personnel 1962. He was appointed as an A/Captain RCN (With seniority dated 26/07/1962). He served in NDHQ as Military Attache Tokyo 1962. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1963). He served as Commander Fifth Canadian Escort Squadron 1967. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 08/07/1967). He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Maritime Commander as Chief of Staff (Operations) 1969. He served as Senior Canadian Naval Officer Afloat 1970. He served in NDHQ as Director General Operations (Maritime) 1972. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 26) 1972. He served as Commander and Defence Advisor Canadian Defence Liaison Staff London 1977. (He was retired 25/12/1977.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Total Flying Hours: 1,800. Total Fixed Wing Deck Landings: 86 (day). Service Aircraft Flown: Tiger Moth, Harvard, Firefly 1 & 6, Seafire III & XVII, Oxford II, Sea Fury X & XI, Auster VI, Avenger III, Meteor VII, Expeditor, Bell HTL-IV, T-33, CS2F 1 & 2.)
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994)
Last update
2011-02-14

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