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Jones, George Clarence

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Title Vice-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 24/10/1895 Death 08/02/1946
Place Halifax Place Ottawa
Area NS Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CB. Legion of Merit (USA). Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France). Knight (First Class) of the Order of St. Olav (Norway). Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France) idc. Psc.
Awards AdC.
Qualifications
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 19/01/1911). He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (First Term) 1911. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 15/01/1913. He served in H.M.S. Berwick for Training 1913. He served in H.M.S. Suffolk for Training 1914. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1915). He served in H.M.S. Suffolk 1915. He served in H.M.S. Cumberland 1915. He served in the RN Barracks Portsmouth for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1916. He served in H.M.S. Victory II 1916. He served in H.M.S. Excellent 1916. He served in H.M.S. Woolwich for H.M.S. Pelican 1916. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1916). He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1917). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/06/1917). He served in H.M.S. Hecla 1917. He served in H.M.S. Woolwich for H.M.S. Vanquisher as First Lieutenant 1917. He served in H.M.S. Wallington 1918. He served in H.M.S. Leander 1918. He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada 1919-20. He served in H.M.S. Victory for HMCS Patrician (In command) 1920. He served in HMCS Aurora for HMCS Patrician (In command) 1920. He served in HMCS Guelph for HMCS Patrician (In command) 1922. He served in HMCS Guelph for HMCS Patriot (In command) 1922. He served in HMCS Stadacona for HMCS Patriot (In command) 1923. He served in H.M.S. Vivid III 1923. He served in H.M.S. President for Royal Naval War Staff Course 1923. He served in H.M.S. Resolution 1924. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1925). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1925. He served in NSHQ 1925. He served in H.M.S. He served in H.M.S. Iron Duke 1927. He served in H.M.S. Benbow 1928. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1929). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commander-in-Charge Halifax and as Senior Naval Officer Halifax 1929. He served in HMCS Skeena (I) (In command) 1932. He was appointed Senior Naval Officer Esquimalt and Commanding Officer RCN Barracks HMCS Naden 1934. He served in NSHQ as Director of Naval Operations and Training 1936. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1938). He served in HMCS Ottawa (I) (In command) and as Captain (D) Canadian Flotilla 1938. He served in HMCS Assiniboine (I) (In command) and as Captain (D) Canadian Flotilla 1940. He was appointed as a Commodore 1st Class RCN (With seniority dated 07/06/1940). He served in HMCS Assiniboine (In command) and as Commodore Commanding Halifax Force 1940. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1940. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1940. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1941). He served in HMCS Venture Additional as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1942. He was appointed as a AdC. He served in HMCS Stadacona Additional as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1942. He served in HMCS Bytown for NSHQ as Vice-Chief of Naval Staff and Second Member of Naval Board 1942. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (With seniority dated 09/05/1944). He served in HMCS Bytown for NSHQ as Chief of Naval Staff and First Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1944. He served in HMCS Stadacona Additional as Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic (Temporary) 1945. He served in HMCS Bytown as Chief of Naval Staff and as Commander-in-Chief Canadian North Atlantic and as First Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1945. (He was released.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features Admiral Group (BC);
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992); BCELP Geographical Place Names Cards Correspondence To/From BC Chief Geographer;
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2010-12-25

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