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Dyer, Kenneth Lloyd

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-21480
 
Birth 07/10/1915 Death 09/10/2000
Place Toungoo Place Halifax
Area Area NS
Country Burma Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours DSC. Commendation.
Awards AdC.
Qualifications ndc. jssc. psc.
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1933). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1933. He served in H.M.S. Frobisher for Cadet Training (Special Entry No. 34) 1933. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1934). He served in H.M.S. Hood for Training Afloat 1934. He served in H.M.S. Furious for Carrier Training 1934. He served in H.M.S. Enterprise for Training Afloat 1936. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1936. He served in H.M.S. President for RN College Greenwich 1936. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1937). He served in H.M.S. Dryad for Courses 1937. He served in H.M.S. Excellent For Courses 1937. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Courses 1937. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1937). He served in HMCS Stadacona. He served in HMCS Venture 1938. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1938). He served in HMCS Saguenay for Navigating and Watchkeeping Duties 1938. He served in H.M.S. Excellent for Specialist Gunnery Course 1938. He served in H.M.S. Excellent Attached to Captain (D) Greenock for Gunnery Duties and H.M.S. Drake for Gunnery Duties 1940, (He participated in Evacuation of Dunkirk and St. Valery). He served in HMS Dominion and HMCS Niobe as Executive Officer 1941. He served in HMCS Niobe as Commanding Officer 1941. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Officer-in-Charge RCN Gunnery School 1941. He served in H.M.S. Walker for ASW Destroyer Familiarization 1942. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (G) (WHA) RCN (With seniority dated 15/06/1942). He served in HMCS Skeena (I) (In command) 1942. He was awarded the DSC for "distinguished services before the enemy" while in HMCS Skeena under his command had shared in destruction of U-558 31/07/1942. He served in HMCS Kootenay (I) (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Acadia as Senior Instructional Officer 1944. He served in H.M.S. Malabar as Senior Canadian Training Officer 1944. He was appointed as an A/Commander (WHA) RCN (With seniority dated 15/08/1944). He served in HMCS Somers Isles as Senior Training Officer 1944. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (G) RCN (With seniority dated 15/08/1944). He served in H.M.S. Glory for Carrier Experience 1945. He was appointed as a Commander (G) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). He served in HMCS Somers Isles (Training Commander) 1945. He served in HMCS Niobe to Stand By 1st Light Fleet Carrier and for Carrier Experience USS Intrepid 1945. He served in HMCS Warrior as Executive Officer 1945. He served in RN Staff Course 1948. He served in a Course at Joint Services Staff College 1948. He was appointed as a Captain (G) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1949). He served in NHQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel 1949. He served in HMCS Magnificent (In command) 1951. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 09/04/1953). He served in HMCS Naden as Commanding Officer and as Commodore RCN Barracks Esquimalt 1953. He was appointed as a Hon. AdC to Governor General 1953. He served in NHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Warfare) and Member of the the Naval Board of Canada 1954. He served in NHQ as Naval Comptroller and Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1956. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 10) 1956. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 30/07/1957). He served in NHQ as Chief of Naval Personnel and Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1957. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and as Senior-Officer-in-Chief Command and as Commander Canadian Sub-Area and as Maritime Commander Atlantic 1960. He was the Flag Officer Atlantic Coast during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. He served in NHQ as Vice Chief of Naval Staff and Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1963. He served in NHQ as Acting Chief of the Naval Staff and Chairman of the Naval Board of Canada 1964. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1964). He served in CFHQ as Chief of Personnel 1964. (He resigned in 1966 effective 02/07/1967.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-02-17

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