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Knox, Donald William

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number O-39580
 
Birth 11/12/1922 Death 30/11/1968
Place Montreal Place Washington
Area PQ Area DC
Country Canada Country USA
 
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Military Service
He was appointed as an Ordinary Seaman RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1941). (CFR). He was appointed as a Probationary Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR 1943. He served in HMCS Kings (Officer Training Establishment) 1943. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 19/07/1943). He served in RCAF Belleville for #5 ITS 1944. He served in RCAF St. Eugene for #13 Elementary Flying Training School 1944. He served in RCAF Kingston for #31 Service Flight Training School 1944. He served in RCAF Kingston for 14 SFTS 1944. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 19/07/1944). He served in RAF Errol for #9 AFU 1944. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 19/07/1944). He served in NAIFS Hinstock 1945. He served in RNAS Yeovilton for #1 NAFS 1945. He served in H.M.S. Smiter for Deck Landing Training 1945. He served in RNAS Colombo (Ceylon) 1945. He served in RNAS Nowra (Australia) for 1845 RN Squadron 1945. He served in H.M.S. Nabswick for 1845 Squadron (Corsair) 1945, (Transferred to RCN). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (P) RCN (With seniority dated 19/07/1944). He served in RNAS Lee-on-Solent for 799 RN Squadron 1946. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax for RCN Air Section (Dartmouth) for 743 Squadron 1946. He served in RNAS Milltown 1947. He served in H.M.S. Implacable 1947. He served in HMCS Warrior 1947. He served in HMCS Magnificent 1948. He served in RNAS Milltown 1948. He served in HMCS Magnificent 1948, RCNAS Dartmouth for 825 Squadron 1948. He served in RNAS Culham 1949. He served in USNAS Quonset Point 1949. He served in USS Saipan 1949. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN 1950. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Lieutenant-Commander (Flying) 1950. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Commanding Officer 825 Squadron 1950. He served as Commanding Officer of 880 Squadron 1951. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (P) RCN (With seniority dated 19/07/1952). He served as Commanding Officer 31st Support Air Group 1953. He served in HMCS Buckingham 1954. He was appointed as an A/Commander RCN 1956. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Commander (Air) 1956. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1957). He was Attached to the Staff of the Canadian Ambassador to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic and the Canadian Minister to Finland as Naval Attache 1959. He served in HMCS Shearwater and HMCS Bonaventure for VU-32 Squadron 1960. He served in HMCS Columbia (II) (In command) 1961. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1964). He served in NHQ as Director General Intelligence 1964. He served in HMCS Provider (II) (In command) 1966. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1967). He served in Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington) as Naval Member 1968. (He died while on active service.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Total Flying Hours: 2641. Total Fixed Wing Deck Landings: 183. Service Aircraft Flown: Cornell, Harvard, Oxford, Tiger Moth, Master, Corsair, Swordfish, Sea Fire, Firefly Trainer & 1 & IV & V, Sea Fury, Avenger, Expeditor, T-33, S2F)
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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2017-02-02

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