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Hughes, William Andrew

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
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Birth 24/10/1927 Death 11/07/2013
Place Quetta Place Victoria
Area Area BC
Country India Country Canada
 
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Biography
He was a Sea Scout in 1939. He was a Sea Cadet in 1942.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 20/08/1944). He served in Royal Roads (RCNC) 1944. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 03/07/1946). He served in H.M.S. Renown for Gunnery Course 1946). He served in H.M.S. Jamaica (Trincomalee Ceylon) for Training 1946. He served in H.M.S. Glasgow for Training 1947. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1947). He served in the Royal Naval College Greenwich for Sub-Lieutenants Course 1947. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/06/1948). He served in HMCS Haida for Training 1948. He served in Portsmouth UK (HM Ships Dryad, Excellent, Vernon, Siskin, Mercury, Phoenix, Victory, and the Royal Marine Barracks Portsmouth) for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1948. He served in HMCS Ontario for Watchkeeping Certificate 1949. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 03/12/1949). He served in HMCS Antigonish 1950. He served in HMCS Niobe for Training in RN for Long RN TAS Course (Royal Naval College Greenwich, HM Ships Vernon, Osprey, Sea Eagle) 1951. He served in HMCS Naden for RCN Barracks Esquimalt on Staff of TAS Training Centre 1953. He served in HMCS New Glasgow as UNTD Training Officer 1954. He served in HMCS Crusader 1954. He served in HMCS Sioux (Korean War Service) 1954. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax on Staff of TAS School 1956. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 03/12/1957). He served in the US Submarine Cavala (On Loan to US Navy) 1958. He served in HMCS Gatineau to Stand By as Executive Officer Designate 1958. He served in HMCS St. Laurent (II) as Executive Officer 1959. He served in HMCS Terra Nova to Stand By as Executive Officer Designate 1959. He served in HMCS Terra Nova as Executive Officer 1959. He served in the Royal Naval College Greenwich for RN Staff Course 1961. He served in HMCS Niobe for Canadian Joint Liaison Staff (London) as Staff Officer (TAS) and as Canadian Member of NATO ASW Working Group 1962. He served in HMCS Beacon Hill (In command) 1964. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/03/1966). He served as NDHQ as Staff Officer Maritime Force Development and Chairman of ROTP Selection Board 1966. He served in HMCS Gatineau (II) (In command) (First Canadian Destroyer in NATO Standing Force Atlantic) 1966. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (CF) (With seniority dated 01/08/1969). He served as CFB Halifax as Commandant Canadian Forces Fleet School Halifax 1969. He served as Commanding Officer 1st Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1971. He served as Commanding Officer 5th Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1972. He served in MARCOM HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff (Operational Readiness) 1973. He served in National Defence College of Canada as Naval Member of Directing Staff 1974. He was appointed as a Commodore (CF) (With seniority dated 01/07/1975). He served in MARCOM HQ as Chief of Staff (Sea) 1975. He served in NDHQ as Director General (Organization and Manpower) 1977. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/08/1980). He served in MARPAC HQ as Commander Maritime Command Pacific Region and Commander BC Search and Rescue Area and Commander CTF-32 Sub-Area 1980-82. (He resigned on 01/03/1982.)
 
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Aircraft Flown Service Aircraft: Seafire;
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); The Navy List Volumes I, II and III (HMSO London);
Last update
2011-10-04

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