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Johnston, Bruce

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
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Birth 14/03/1942 Death (nk)
Place Vancouver Place (nk)
Area BC Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
Honours CMM. M.I.D.
Qualifications psc.
Military Service
He was appointed as an Naval Cadet (ROTP) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1959). He served in HMCS Discovery for UBC (ROTP) 1959. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1964). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Pre-Fleet Courses 1964. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1965). He served in HMCS Mackenzie for Bridge and Engineering Watchkeeping Training and as Navigating Officer 1965. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 20/08/1967). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Long Operations Course 1968. He served in HMCS Terra Nova as Operations Officer 1969. He served in MARCOM HQ as Staff Officer Communications 1969. He served in CFB Halifax for Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School Halifax 1975. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 04/1972). He served in H.M.S. Mercury on Staff of Communications School On Exchange With RN 1972. He served in RN Staff Course 1974. He served in CFB Halifax for Maritime Warfare School as Tactics Instructor 1975. He served in HMCS Margaree as Executive Officer 1975. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1976). He served in CFB Halifax as Senior Staff Officer (Communications) to Maritime Commander 1976. He served in HMCS Kootenay (II) (In command) 1978-1980. He served as Commander Sea Training Pacific 1980. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 07/1982). He served in CFB Toronto as Director Curriculum Development and Maritime Studies Canadian Forces Command and Staff College 1982. He served in HMCS Protecteur (In command) 1984. He served in CFB Halifax as Commandant Canadian Forces Fleet School Halifax 1986. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 07/1987). He served in NDHQ as Director-General Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1987. He served in NDHQ as Director-General Military Plans and Operations 1989. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) 1991. He served in SACLANT HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations 1991. He served in MARPAC HQ as Commander Maritime Forces Pacific 1994. (He was retired 01/08/1996.) (He was Mentioned in Despatches for his role in the Persian Gulf Campaign.)
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Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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