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Groos, Harold Victor William

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 02/09/1912 Death 00/07/1987
Place New Orleans Place Victoria
Area LA Area BC
Country USA Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours M.I.D.
Awards AdC.
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Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (Special Entry No.28) (With seniority dated 01/09/1930). He served in H.M.S. Erebus for Training 1930. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1931). He served in H.M.S. Carysfort for Training. He served in H.M.S. Hood for Training. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Training. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1934). He served in H.M.S. Warspite for Training. He served in H.M.S. Rodney for Training. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1934). He served in H.M.S. Excellent. He served in H.M.S. Dryad. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1936). He served in HMCS Skeena 1936. He served in HMCS Fraser 1937. He served in the RCN Barracks Halifax 1940. He served in HMCS Orillia (In command) 1942. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander RCN. He served in HMCS St. Francis (In command) 1943. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1944). He served in HMCS Gatineau (I) (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Huron (I) (In command) 1944. He was appointed as an A/Commander RCN (With seniority dated 25/10/1945). He served in NSHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel 1945. He served in NHQ as Director of Seaman Personnel 1945. He served in NHQ as Staff Officer (Plans and Intelligence) 1946. He served in NHQ as Staff Officer (Strategy) on Staff of Directorate of Naval Plans and Operations 1948. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 1) 1948. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1949). He served in HMCS Naden for RCN Barracks Esquimalt as Executive Officer 1950. He served in HMCS Crusader (In command) 1951. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1953). He was appointed as a AdC. He served as Naval Member Canadian Joint Liaison Staff London 1952. He served in HMCS Bonaventure (In command) 1957. He was appointed as an A/Commodore RCN 1958. He served in HMCS Naden as Commodore RCN Barracks Esquimalt 1958. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 15/01/1960). He served in Canadian Forces HQ on Staff of Chief of Personnel as Director General Officer Cadets 1962. (He was retired on 30/01/1965.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-03-07

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