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Hendy, Robert Ian

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Title Commodore (RCN(R))
Official Number O-32420
 
Birth 04/12/1916 Death 00/03/1994
Place Toronto Place Toronto
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours VRD;
Awards QC. DMilSc (RMC) 1989
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
He was the President of the Naval Reserve Consulting Group in 1956. He was the Chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations in 1962. He was awarded the Admiral's Medal for 1985. He was a Governor of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires (Eastern Canada) 1951-1990. He was the President National Council Navy League of Canada 1976-1978. (He was qualified for signals, gunnery and with a Watchkeeping Certificate)
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Midshipman RCNVR (With seniority dated 19/08/1936). He joined the Toronto Division RCNVR 1936. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR (With seniority dated 19/06/1937). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR (With seniority dated 19/05/1938). (Mobilized for Second World War service). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 19/06/1939). He served in HMCS Assiniboine (I) 1939. He served in HMCS Annapolis (I) 1940. He served on the Short Gunnery Course 1941. He served in H.M.S. Revenge 1941. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax as Officer-in-Charge Gunnery School 1942. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1943). He served in HMCS Prince Robert 1943. He served in HMCS Niobe for RN Staff College Course 1944. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1944). He served in NHQ as Staff Officer (Gunnery) in Directorate of Warfare and Training 1944. He was appointed as a A/Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). He served in NHQ as Deputy Director Warfare and Training 1945. He was appointed as a Commander RCN(R) (With seniority dated 20/10/1945). He was appointed as a Captain RCN(R) (With seniority dated 31/12/1951). He served in HMCS York as Commanding Officer 1951-55. He served as the Hon AdC to Governor General 1952-67. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/08/1956). He served in HMCS York as Senior Naval Officer Toronto 1956-62. (He retired from the RCN(R) in 1962.) (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.) (He was qualified for gunnery duties).
 
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Anecdotes
In 1950 he was awarded the RCN Volunteer Officer's Decoration.
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-01

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