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Cumming, James Malcolm

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Title Commodore (CF)
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Birth 28/05/1930 Death (nk)
Place Calgary Place (nk)
Area AB Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Biography
He was living in Edmonton AB at the time of his recruitment into the navy.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet RCN 1949. He served in Royal Roads Military College (HMCS Malahat) under UNTD Plan 1949-1951. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 11/09/1950). He served in HMCS Ontario for Sea Training 1950. He served in HMCS Beacon Hill for Sea Training 1950. He served in HMCS Magnificent 1951. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 11/01/1952). He served in HMCS La Hulloise for Training 1952. He served in HMCS Swansea 1952. He served with the Royal Navy for training 1952. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN 1953 (With seniority dated 11/01/1952). He served in HMCS Sioux 1953. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 11/11/1953). He served in HMCS Algonquin as Navigating Officer and First Squadron Navigating Officer 1955. He served in Staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast as Equipment and Trials Officer in Navigation Section 1958. He served in HMCS Fort Erie as Seventh Squadron Operations Officer 1960. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 11/11/1961). He served in H.M.S. Dryad (on loan to RN) 1962. He served in HMCS Annapolis as Executive Officer 1964. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He served in NDHQ on staff of Director General Intelligence and Security 1966. He served in HMCS St. Croix (II) (In command) 1968-71. He served in Training Command HQ as Senior Staff Officer Maritime Training 1971. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 26) 1972. He served in NDHQ in C Program 1973. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1976). He served On staff of Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic as Director for Exercises 1976. He served in HMCS Preserver (II) (In command) 1978. He served in MARCOM as Deputy Chief of Staff Plans 1980. He served in MARCOM as Chief of Staff Plans and Operations 1981. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 07/01/1982). He served in Naval Attache on Canadian Defence Liaison Staff Washington 1982. He served in NDHQ on Staff of Chief Maritime Doctrine and Operations for Special Projects 1984. (He was retired 28/05/1985.)
 
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References
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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2015-08-20

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