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Hayes, William Prine

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 18/12/1919 Death 04/08/2009
Place Swift Current Place Mahone Bay
Area SK Area NS
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours M.I.D.
Awards AdC. DMilSc (RMC).
Qualifications nwc. psc.
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet 1937. He served in the Royal Military College of Canada 1937. He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 25/08/1939). (Special Entry No. 49). He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1940). He served in H.M.S. Liverpool for Training 1940 and survived the bow blown off H.M.S. Liverpool south of Crete. He served in H.M.S. York for Training 1941. (He survived the sinking of H.M.S. York at Suda Bay 1941.) He served in H.M.S. Isis for Training 1941. (He survived a hit by a bomb during the Syrian Campaign). He served in H.M.S. Valiant for Training 1941. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1942). He served in HMCS Naden 1942. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1941). He served in HMCS Iroquois as First Lieutenant 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1943). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1945. He served in HMCS Nootka as First Lieutenant 1946. He served in H.M.S. Excellent for RN Long Gunnery Course 1946. He served in HMCS Magnificent for Gunnery Duties 1948. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Gunnery School 1949. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1951). He served in the RN Staff College Course 1951. He served in HMCS Niobe as Staff Officer (Gunnery) 1951. He served in HMCS Cayuga (In command) (Korean War Service)1953. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1954). He served in HMCS Naden as Executive Officer of RCN Barracks 1955. He served in NHQ as Director of Naval Gunnery 1956. He served in NHQ as Director Surface and Air Warfare 1957. He served in the Naval Command Course for Senior Foreign Officers at United States Naval War College 1958. He served in HMCS Columbia (II) (In command) 1959. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1961). He served as Commander Fifth Canadian Escort Squadron 1961. He served in NDHQ with Joint Missile Defence Staff 1961. He served in NDHQ with Directorate of Strategic Studies 1962. He served as Commandant Royal Roads Military College 1963. He served as Commander Fourth Canadian Escort Squadron 1965. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 20) 1966. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1967). He served as Commandant Royal Military College of Canada 1967. He was appointed as an Hon. AdC to Governor General 1967. He served as Commander Canadian Flotilla Atlantic and Senior Officer Afloat 1970. He served as Commandant Canadian Forces Staff College Toronto 1971. (He was retired in 1973.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Starshell (NOAC Newsletter) Autumn 2009; The Navy List Volumes I, II and III (HMSO London); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2011-03-03

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