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MacGillivray, Darroch Norman

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number U-45308; O-44167
Birth 12/05/1934 Death 22/03/2003
Place St. John's Place Halifax
Area Area NS
Country Newfoundland Country Canada
Qualifications ndc.
He won the Sword on the East Coast as Best Senior Cadet 1954. He specialized in Computer Science.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (UNTD) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/09/1953). He served in HMCS Cabot (Memorial University) for UNTD 1952-1953. He served in HMCS Cataraqui for Queen's UNTD 1954. (Transferred to RCN 1955). He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 13/05/1955). He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax 1955. He served in HMCS Niobe for Royal Navy General Education, Warfare and Technical Courses 1956. He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1956). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (01/01/1957 with seniority backdated to 01/01/1956). He served in HMCS Bonaventure as Assistant Navigating Officer and Bridge Watchkeeping officer 1957. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 26/02/1958). He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax as Assistant to the Training Commander 1958. He served in HMCS Nootka as Underwater Weapons Officer and Training Officer 1959. He served in HMCS Lauzon as Executive Officer 1961. He served in United States Navy Fleet Programming Center San Diego CA as a student 1963. He served in United States Naval Electronics Laboratory San Diego CA for Operational Computer Programmer training and then on staff 1963. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 27/05/1965). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Naval Hydrofoil Operational Programming Team as Tactical Data Systems Analyst 1965. He served in HMCS Annapolis as Executive Officer 1967. HMCS Chaleur in command and Commander First Canadian Minesweeping Squadron 1968. He was appointed as a Commander (With seniority dated 01/09/1968). He served in CFHQ Directorate Equipment Readiness Maritime Sea as Section Head Command and Control Systems Section 1968. He served in CFHQ Chief Technical Services as Ship Organization Manager for DDH-280 Programme 1970. He served in HMCS Iroquois as Commanding Officer designate 1971. He served in HMCS Iroquois (In command) 1972. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1975). He served in MARCOM HQ as Chief Administration and Resource 1975. He served in National Defence College of Canada 1975. He served in NDHQ Chief of Maritime Operations as Director Maritime Operations Plans and Reserves 1976. He was appointed as Commander First Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1978. He served in NATO Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Detachment Brussels BE as Deputy SACLANT Representative Europe 1980. He served in Canadian Forces Language School St Jean for French Language training 1982. He was appointed as Commandant Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School 1983. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 08/1985). He served in MARCOM HQ as Chief of Staff Personnel 1985. He was appointed as Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff London 1986. (He was retired 08/08/1989.)
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Bill Clearihue (Nominal List UNTD); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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