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Hanington, Daniel Lionel

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-30560
Birth 10/07/1921 Death 06/01/1999
Place London Place Victoria
Area Area BC
Country UK Country Canada
Honours DSC.
Qualifications psc.
He held a Masters Certicate of Competancy (Foreign-Going), After his naval service he was the Vice-President (Operations) Transpolar Shipping Inc.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Midshipman (Temp.) RCNVR 1940. He served in H.M.S. Rajputana for Sea Training 1940. He was appointed as a Probationary A/Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/06/1941). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/06/1941). (He survived the sinking of H.M.S. Rajputana 1941 in the Denmark Strait.) He served in HMCS Skeena 1941. He served in HMCS Kenogami as Navigating Officer 1941. He served in HMCS Kings (Officer's Training Establishment) for Short Navigation Course 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/08/1942). He served in HMCS Niobe 1942. He served in HMCS Wetaskiwin as C-3 Group Navigating Officer 1942. (He was awarded the DSC on 25/11/1942 for "meritorious services before the enemy.") He served in HMCS New Waterford as First Lieutenant and Navigating Officer (EG-6 Group) 1944. (He transferred to the RCN in 1944). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1942). He served in HMCS Crusader as Navigating Officer 1945. He served in H.M.S. Dryad for Long Navigation Direction Course 1946. He served in HMCS Nootka as Navigating Officer 1947. He served in NHQ as Staff Officer (Navigation and Direction) on Staff of Director of Weapons and Tactics 1947. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Intercept Officer 1948. He served in HMCS Swansea as Navigating Officer and Hydrographer (Northern Cruise) 1949. He served in A/S Air Squadron as Intercept Officer 1949. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1950). He served in H.M.S. Dryad for Advanced Fighter Direction Course 1950. He served in HMCS Niobe on Staff of Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff London 1951. He served in NHQ in Directorate of Weapons and Tactics as Project Officer for Digital Automated Tracking and Reporting Data Handing System 1952. He served in MIT Defence Lab for Project Lamplight 1953. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1954). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Executive Officer 1958. He served in Royal Naval Staff Course 1960. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1961). He served in RN for Submarine Training at Fort Blockhouse 1961. He served in NHQ as Director of Postings and Careers Navy 1964. He served in Commander Third Canadian Escort Squadron 1965. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 19/11/1965). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commandant Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School 1966. He served in Laval University for Bilingual and Bi-Cultural Course 1967-68. He served in CFHQ as Deputy Commander Canadian Defence Education Establishment Ottawa 1968. He served in CFHQ as Director General Programs (Vice-Chief of Defence Staff Branch). He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral 1973. He served in CFHQ as Chief of Programs (Vice-Chief of Defence Staff Branch) 1973. He served in NDHQ for Special Duty as Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) on Staff of Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic 1974. (He was retired 31/12/1976). (He was qualified as a Navigating Officer in a ship and as an Intercept Officer and as a Clearance Diving Officer (Ships). He was qualified in Aircraft Direction and all AIO duties.) He transferred to the Naval Reserve as a Convoy Commodore in 1977. (He retired again in 1986.) (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.) (He was qualified for navigation duties.)
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Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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