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Finch-Noyes, Edward William

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-23590
 
Birth 00/06/1909 Death 16/09/1982
Place Hamilton Place Victoria
Area ON Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
He skippered the RCN yacht Grilse in the Marblehead Race winning the Oland Trophy as the first Canadian finisher in 1949.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1926. He served in H.M.S. Erebus for Training (Special Entry No. 20) 1926. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1927). He served in H.M.S. Emperor of India for Training 1927. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1929). He served in RN Courses at Portsmouth 1930. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1930. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/06/1931). He served in HMCS Champlain 1931. He served in HMCS Naden 1933. He served in H.M.S. Iron Duke 1934. He served in HMCS Vancouver as First Lieutenant 1934. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1937. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/06/1939). He served in NSHQ as Director of Training 1939. He served in the RCN Barracks Halifax as Executive Officer 1939. He was appointed as an A/Commander RCN 1943. He served in HMCS Prince Henry (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Prince Robert (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks as Executive Officer 1943. He served in HMCS Saskatchewan (I) (In command) 1944. He served as Senior Officer C-4 Convoy Escort Group 1944. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). He served in HMCS Iroquois (I) (In command) 1945. He served in HMCS Uganda as Executive Officer 1945. He served in the Royal Naval College Greenwich for Staff Course 1947. He served in HMCS Stadacona. He served as Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1948. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1949). He served as Commanding Officer HMCS Shearwater 1949. He served in NHQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel 1951. He served in HMCS Quebec (In command) 1953. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1955). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commodore-in-Command RCN Barracks Halifax 1955. He served in Commanding Officer Naval Divisions 1958. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 30/06/1960). He served in HMCS Naden as Flag Officer Pacific Coast 1960. (He was retired 01/11/1962.) (He was qualified as a Signals Officer.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-02-17

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