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Farrington, Lawrence

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 11/05/1923 Death 14/09/2004
Place Barrow-in-Furness Place Ottawa
Area Area ON
Country UK Country Canada
Awards FRGS. AdC.
Qualifications MA. psac.
After his naval service he served with the Privy Council Office as a Senior Advisor 1983-90. H was appointed as the National Archivist of Naval Officer's Association of Canada 1987-93. He was the winner of the Barry German Naval History Prize 1955. He was elected as Trustee of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in 1956. He served as National Commodore of Canadian Forces Sailing Association 1976-81.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Telegraphist Air Gunner RN 1942. He served in RN FAA 1942. He served in RCAF Yarmouth for 743 Squadron (Swordfish) 1942. He served in H.M.S. Daedelus for 822 Squadron (Walrus) 1943. He served in H.M.S. Tern (RNAS Twatt) for 771 Squadron (Martinet, Boston) 1944. He served in H.M.S. Jackdaw (RNAS Crail) for 786 Squadron (Barracuda) 1945, (He was demobilized), (Transferred to RCNR). He was appointed as a Instructor Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 03/10/1949). He served in HMCS Cornwallis 1949, (Transferred to RCN 1951). He was appointed as a Instructor Lieutenant RCN 1951 (With seniority dated 03/10/1947). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1951. He served in the RN College Greenwich 1954. He served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment) 1955. He was appointed as a Instructor Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 03/10/1955). He served in HMCS Ontario 1956. He served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment) 1957. He served on the RCAF Staff College Course 1959. He served in HMCS Bytown for Officer Personnel 1960. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1963). He served as the Chief Staff Officer Personnel Division on staff of Commanding Officer Naval Divisions 1963. He served in NHQ on Personnel Branch Staff 1966. He was appointed as a Captain (With seniority dated 01/07/1969). He served in NDHQ as Director (Career Policy) 1969. He served as Director Canadian Forces Staff College Toronto and as Hon AdC to Governor General 1970. He served in NDHQ as Director Arms Control Policy 1974. He served in NDHQ as Director International and Arms Control Policy 1975. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/11/1976). He served in NDHQ as Director-General Information 1976. (He was retired 1981.)
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Service Aircraft Flown: Anson, Swordfish, Ventura, Walrus, Cornell, Boston, Martinet, Blenheim, Vought Sikorsky helicopter, Hoverfly, Barracuda
Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997);
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