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Landymore, William Moss

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-40220
Birth 31/07/1916 Death 27/11/2008
Place Brantford Place Halifax
Area ON Area NS
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours OBE. M.I.D. (Two times)
Qualifications nsc. jssc. idc.
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet 1934. He served in the Royal Military College of Canada (Special Entry No. 40) 1934, (Discharged for Appointment to RCN) 1936. He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 28/08/1936). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1936. He served in H.M.S. Frobisher for Training 1936. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1937). He served in H.M.S. Emerald for Training 1937 (Palestine Campaign service). He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1939). He served in H.M.S. Glasgow 1938. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1939. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1939). He served in H.M.S. Windsor 1939. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1940). He served in HMCS Fraser 1940. He served in HMCS Margaree 1940. He survived the sinking of Fraser and HMCS Margaree in 1940. He served in H.M.S. Excellent for Long Gunnery Course 1942. He served in H.M.S. Grenville 1943. He served in NHQ for duty with Director of Warfare and Training 1944. He served in HMCS Uganda 1944. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (G) RCN (With seniority dated 05/06/1944). He served in NHQ as Staff Gunnery Officer 1945. He served in NHQ as Deputy Director of Weapons and Tactics 1946. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1947). He served in H.M.S. President for RN Staff Course 1948. He served in H.M.S. President for Tactical Course 1949. He served in the Joint Services Staff Course 1949. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 1/07/1949). He served as Director of Manning and Personnel Statistics 1950. He served in HMCS Iroquois (I) (in command) 1951, (Korean War Service). He was appointed as a A/Captain RCN (With seniority dated 14/06/1952). He served in Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East 1951. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1953). He served in the Imperial Defence College course 1953. He served in NHQ as Director Naval Plans and Operations 1955. He served in NHQ on Staff of Legal Officer 1957. He served in HMCS Bonaventure (In command) 1958. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1959). He served as Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1959. He served in HMCS Bonaventure as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic 1962. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1962). He served as Flag Officer Pacific Coast and Maritime Commander Pacific 1962. He served as Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and Senior Officer In Chief Command and Maritime Commander Atlantic and Commander Canadian Atlantic Sub-Area1964. He served as Commander Maritime Command and Commander Canadian Atlantic Sub-Area 1966. (He was retired prematurely by the Minister of National Defence (Paul Hellyer) during the unification of the three armed services on 19/07/1966 effective 05/04/1967.)
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Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Starshell (NOAC Newsletter) Obituaries Winter 2008/2009;
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