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Cotaras, Constantine

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 15/03/1929 Death (nk)
Place Vancouver Place (nk)
Area BC Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
Titles
Honours CMM.
Awards
Qualifications nwc.
 
Biography
He was living in Vancouver BC at the time of his recruitment into the navy. He was active in the Navy League (Ontario Branch) after retirement.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet RCN 1949. He served in Royal Roads (Canservcol) 1949-1950, He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 11/09/1950). He served in HMCS Antigonish for Sea Training 1950. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 11/01/1952). He served in RNC Greenwich and RN Barracks Portsmouth for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1952. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1953). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 26/11/1953). He served in HMCS Chignecto 1954. He served in HMCS Ungava 1954. He served in HMCS Haida as Navigating Officer 1955. He served in H.M.S. Dryad for Navigation Course 1956. He served in HMCS Bonaventure for Navigation Instructional Duties 1957. In 1957-1959 he served in HMCS Venture as Term Lieutenant. He served in HMCS Athabaskan. He served in HMCS Saguenay 1960. He served in HMCS Sussexvale as Squadron Navigation and Operations Officer. He served in HMCS Jonquiere as Squadron Navigation and Operations Officer. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 26/11/1961). He served in HMCS Miramichi (III) (In command) 1961. He served in NHQ as Flag Lieutenant to the Naval Board 1963. He served in NHQ as Staff Officer (Naval Operational Requirements) 1964. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He served in HMCS Bras d'Or as Commander Designate 1966. He served in MARCOM HQ as Senior Staff Officer 1967. He served in HMCS Ottawa (III) (In command) 1967. He served in HMCS Bras d'Or (In command) 1968. He served in United States Naval War College 1971. He served in HMCS Yukon (In command) 1971-1973. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1974). He served as Naval Director of Canadian Forces Staff College Toronto 1972. He served as Commander Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1976. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 20/06/1977). He served as Chief of Staff (Sea) MARCOM and Senior Canadian Naval Officer Afloat 1977. He served in MARCOM HQ as Chief of Plans and Operations 1980. He served in CFB Toronto for Canadian Forces Staff College as Commandant 1981. (He was retired 12/07/1983.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2017-09-02

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