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Maciver, Donald Angus

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Title Surgeon Commodore (RCN)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 13/08/1920 Death 25/10/2013
Place Muir-of-Ord (Inverness) Place Ottawa
Area Scotland Area ON
Country UK Country Canada
 
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Honours OMM. OStJ. M.I.D..
Awards
Qualifications MB ChB (University of Edinburgh); FRCS;
 
Biography
Dr. Maciver was Chief of Surgery at the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa from 1964 until 1978 where he additionally served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa medical school. Following his military service he was a general surgeon in Wallaceburg, ON from 1978 to 1986 followed by 13 years "in the sun" of Cyprus.
 
Military Service
He served in the RNVR 1943. He served in HMS Largs Bay as Medical Officer 1943. (He was released from RNVR 1946). (He enrolled in RCN 1953). He was appointed as a Surgeon Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1953). He served in RCN Hospital Halifax as a Medical Officer 1953. He served in HMCS Quebec as Principal Medical Officer 1955. He was appointed as a Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 22/09/1954). He served in HMCS York for University of Toronto for post graduate training in Surgery 1955. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Royal Canadian Naval Hospital Halifax as Medical Officer-in-Charge Surgical Wards 1955. He served in HMCS Labrador as Medical Officer 1956. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Royal Canadian Naval Hospital Halifax as Chief of Surgery and Regional Consultant Atlantic Coast 1957. He served in Canadian Forces Hospital Halifax as Chief of Surgery and Regional Consultant Atlantic Coast 1959. He was appointed as a Surgeon Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1961). He served in 3 Fighter Wing, Zweibrucken Germany as Chief of Surgery 1962. He served in National Defence Medical Centre as Chief of Surgery 1964. He was appointed as a Surgeon Captain RCN (With seniority dated 03/1965). He was appointed as a Surgeon-Commodore (With seniority dated 11/1977). (He was retired 06/04/1978.)
 
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Anecdotes
Two months before his release, he was promoted to Surgeon Commodore in recognition of his contribution to the Royal Canadian Navy. He had passed up promotions for several years to remain an active surgeon.
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?pid=167813311; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2015-12-10

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