Biographical data:

Draper, William John A.

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 20/05/1933 Death (nk)
Place Toronto Place (nk)
Area ON Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
Qualifications pcsc. rcds.
After his naval service he was active in municipal politics in North Saanich BC.
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 09/09/1954). Canadian Services College Royal Roads 1954. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1956). He served in HMCS Cayuga for Training 1956. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1957). He served in the RN College Greenwich and RN Barracks Portsmouth for RN General Education and Warfare Course and Technical Courses 1957. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1958). He served in HMCS New Waterford as Navigating Officer 1959. He served in HMCS Ste. Therese as Weapons Officer 1959. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 21/02/1960). He served in HMCS Saguenay as Operations and Navigating Officer 1960. He served on Staff of Flag Officer Pacific Coast as Flag Lieutenant 1961. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Long Operations Course 1963. He served in HMCS Annapolis as Operations Officer 1964. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He served on the Canadian Forces Staff College Course 1966. He served in HMCS Mackenzie as Executive Officer 1967. He served in CFB Esquimalt for Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt as Cadet Sea Training Officer 1969. He served in CFHQ as Career Manager 1969. He served in the canadian Forces Language Schhool for Russian Language Training 1971. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1971). He served as the Canadian Naval Attache Moscow Helsinki and Warsaw 1972. He served in HMCS Ottawa (III) (In command) 1974-77. He served as the Commander Sea Training (Atlantic) 1977. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1978). He served in MARCOM HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans) 1978. He served in the Royal College of Defence Studies London for Course 1980. He served as Commanding Officer Training Group Pacific and Commander 4th Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1981. He served in Royal Roads Military College as Commandant 1983. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/07/1984). He served as the Canadian Forces Attache Washington 1984. (He was retired on 04/08/1987.)
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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