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Mainguy, Daniel Nicholas

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 02/12/1930 Death 17/08/2010
Place Victoria Place Ottawa
Area BC Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours CMM.
Awards FRCGS.
Qualifications ndc.
He attended Brentwood College. After his naval service he was President of Triton Strategies Inc. 1986. He was a Fellow and Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He visited Leningrad in 1976, the first Canadian naval visit to the USSR making Admiral Mainguy one of the three Canadian Flag Officers who have flown their flag in the Eastern Atlantic (the others were Admirals R. Mainguy and R. Bidwell))
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCNR 1948. He served in the Canadian Military College Royal Roads 1948. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 11/09/1950). He served in HMCS Ontario for Sea Training 1950. He served in HMCS Antigonish for Sea Training 1950. He served in RN College Greenwich for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1951. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 11/01/1952). He served in HMCS Wallaceburg for Training 1950. He served in RN Barracks Portsmouth for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1952. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 11/01/1953). He served in HMCS Algonquin 1953. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 11/12/1953). He served in HMCS Cornwallis 1954. He served in H.M.S. Vernon for Long TAS Course 1956. He served Standing By HMCS Fraser as TAS Officer 1956. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Long Weapons Course 1959. He served in HMCS Kootenay as Weapons Officer 1960. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 11/12/1961). He served in HMCS Kootenay as Executive Officer 1962. He served Standing By HMCS Mackenzie as Weapons Officer 1962. He served in CFHQ on Staff of Directorate of Naval Fighting Equipment Requirements 1964. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 27/05/1965). He served in HMCS Annapolis (II) (In command) 1966. He served as Chief Staff Officer to NATO Naval Standing Force Atlantic 1968. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 23) 1969. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority dated 01/07/1970). He served in NDHQ as Director of Operational Requirements (Maritime) 1970. He served in NDHQ as Director Strategic Plans 1970. He served in HMCS Protecteur (In command) 1972. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/07/1974). He served in NDHQ as Director General Postings and Careers (Officers) 1974. He served as Commander NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic 1975. He served on French Language Training 1975. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 15/07/1976). He served in NDHQ as Chief Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1976. He served as Commander Task Group 302.1 1976. He served in SACLANT as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations and Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Western Atlantic 1979. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/04/1982). He served in NDHQ as Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff 1982. He served in NDHQ as Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff 1983. (He was retired in 1985.) (He qualified as Clearance Diver (Ships).) (He was qualified as a Convoy Commodore in NATO Exercises.)
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Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Blatherwick, John (1992); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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