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MacNeil, Hugh Malcolm D.

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 10/12/1934 Death (nk)
Place Halifax Place (nk)
Area NS Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
Honours CMM.
Qualifications pcsc; ndc;
He was the brother of broadcaster Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil and the sone of Lieutenant-Commander Robert Auburn Stewart MacNeil. After his naval service he was appointed as a member of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 12/09/1952). He served in the College Militaire Royal de St. Jean 1952. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1955). He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1956). He served in Sea Training 1956. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1957). He served in RN College Greenwich and RN Barracks Portsmouth for RN General Education Warfare and Technical Courses 1957. He served in HMCS St. Croix 1958. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1959). He served in HMCS Victoriaville 1959. He served in HMCS Ste. Therese as Cadet Training Officer 1961. He served in HMCS Sussexvale as Cadet Training Officer 1961. He served in HMCS New Glasgow as Cadet Training Officer 1962. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Long Operations Officer Course 1963. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Fleet School as Instructor in Operations Division 1964. He served in HMCS Skeena as Operations Officer 1965. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He served in Canadian Forces Staff College Course 1966. He served in the Royal Military College of Canada as Naval Staff Officer Training 1967. He served in HMCS Fraser as Executive Officer 1969. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/03/1971). He served in HMCS Protecteur as Executive Officer 1971. He served in HMCS Saguenay (II) (In command) 1972-75. He served in NATO HQ Brussels on International Military Staff 1974. He served in HMCS Algonquin (II) (In command) 1976. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1977). He served in CFB Halifax as Commandant Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School 1977. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 33) 1979. He served as Commander First Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1980. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 11/01/1982). He served as Commander NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic 1982. He served in NDHQ as Director General Personnel Careers (Other Ranks) 1983. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/07/1985). He served in SACLANT HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations 1985. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral 1987. He served in NDHQ as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff 1987. (He was retired on 08/08/1989).
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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);,,20083146,00.html;
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