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Collier, Andrew Laurence

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 03/06/1924 Death 03/01/1987
Place Kamloops Place Victoria
Area BC Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours CMM. DSC.
Qualifications psc. ndc.
After his naval service he was the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard in 1980. He was appointed as the President of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation in 1984-87.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1942) training at Royal Roads (RCNC). He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 15/08/1943). He served in H.M.S. Anson for Training. He served in H.M.S. King George V for Sea Training. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/04/1945). He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax 1945. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN 1945. He served in HMCS Nootka 1945. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1945). He served in HMCS Shearwater 1947. He served in the RN Navigation Direction Qualifying Course 1948. He served in HMCS Naden at Navigation Direction Training Centre 1949. He served in HMCS Ontario as Fighter Direction Officer 1949. He served in HMCS Cayuga (Korean War service) 1950. He was awarded the DSC for skillful navigation in leading six destroyers up mined waters of the shallow Daido-ko Estuary in darkness in HMCS Cayuga during the evacuation of Chinnampo 12/1950. He served in HMCS Stadacona at Navigation Direction School 1951. He was appointed as an AdC (P) 1951. He served in HMCS Star as Deputy Command Training Officer 1953. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1953). He served in the Advanced (Dagger) Navigation Course 1954. He was qualified in an Advanced (Dagger) Navigation Course. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Navigation Officer 1954. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1957). He served as Reserve Training Commander and Training Commander HMCS Naden 1957. He served in HMCS Bonaventure as Executive Officer 1958. He served in HMCS Skeena (II) (In command) 1960. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1962). He served in the Royal Naval Staff Course 1962. He served as Captain Sea Training on Staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1962. He served in NDHQ as Director Naval Plans 1964. He served in NDHQ as Director International Plans 1965. He served as Commander Seventh Canadian Escort Squadron 1966. He served in Training Command HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff Maritime Training 1967. He served in the National Defence College of Canada (Course 23) 1969. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff (Combat Readiness) MARCOM 1970. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/07/1972). He served as Commander Canadian Flotilla (Atlantic) 1972. He served as Senior Liaison Officer (Navy) on Canadian Defence Liaison Staff Washington 1973. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/10/1974). He served in NDHQ as Chief of Maritime Operations 1974. He served as Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and Commander Pacific Region 1975. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 15/06/1977). He served in MARCOM HQ as Commander Maritime Command 1977-79. (He was retired in 1979.)
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Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994)
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