Biographical data:

Cote, Joseph Jacques Paul

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 15/01/1925 Death 17/04/2018
Place Hearst Place Hearst
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
Qualifications psac. ndc.
After his naval service he was appointed as the Chief Administration Officer for the Town of Hearst Ontario 1979-1986 and an Ontario Justice of the Peace.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1942. He served in Royal Roads (RCNC) 1942. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1944). He served in H.M.S. Devonshire for Sea Training 1944. He served in H.M.S. King George V for Sea Training. He served in H.M.S. Undaunted for Training. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1946). He served in qualifying Courses with RN. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1947). He served in RCAF Trenton for Pilot Training 1947. He served in HMCS Crescent. He served in HMCS Antigonish. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) RCN (With seniority dated 16/01/1948). He served in VF-883 Squadron (HMCS Shearwater and HMCS Magnificent) 1948. He served in RCN Barracks Halifax for RCN Air Section (Dartmouth) for Duty as Pilot in No.1 Training Air Group 1948. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as New Entry Training Officer 1950. He was appointed as an AdC to Governor General 1952. He served in RCAF Trenton as Flying Instructor 1953. He served in HMCS Montcalm for VC-923 (Naval Reserve Air Squadron Quebec City) as Resident Instructor and Staff Officer (Air) 1954. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN (With seniority dated 16/01/1956). He served in HMCS Saguenay. He served in HMCS Restigouche as Executive Officer. He served in RCAF Staff College Course 1961. He served in NDHQ as Staff Officer 1961. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1962). He served in the College Militaire Royal de St. Jean as Vice-Commandant 1962. He served in HMCS Ottawa (III) (In command) 1964. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1968). He served in National Defence College 1968. He served in NDHQ as Director Strategic Plans 1968. He served in HMCS Protecteur (In command) 1971. He served in CFB Shearwater as Commanding Officer 1972. He served in NDHQ as Director Professional Education and Development 1974. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 15/08/1976). He served as Deputy Representative Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic at NATO HQ (Brussels) 1976. (He was retired in 1979.)
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Service Aircraft Flown: Tracker.
Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997); Email (Louise Cote - Nauticapedia 01/05/2018);
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