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Mainguy, Edmond Rollo

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Title Vice-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-45990
Birth 11/05/1901 Death 29/04/1979
Place Victoria Place Nanaimo
Area BC Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours OBE. M.I.D. Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA).
Qualifications psc.
After his naval service he served as Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association. He was the President of the Great Lakes Waterways Development Association 1961. He was the President Ontario Division Navy League of Canada and Director of the Royal Canadian Military Institute of Toronto.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1915. He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Sixth Term) 1915. He served in H.M.S. Canada. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 15/02/1919. He served in H.M.S. Barham 1919. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/12/1919). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 09/05/1922). He served in HMCS Aurora 1921. He served in HMCS Patriot 1922. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Long Signals Course 1923. He served with the RN for Duty as Instructor at Signals School 1924. He served in HMCS Naden as Signals Officer and Reserve Training Officer 1925). He served in NHQ as Signals Officer and as Supervising Officer Western Division of RCNVR 1926. He served in H.M.S. Frobisher as Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron 1928. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 15/03/1929). He served in HMCS Vancouver (I) as Executive Officer 1930. He served in the Royal Navy for Special Signal Duty on American and West Indies Station 1931). He served in NHQ as Signal and Wireless Telegraph Officer and Staff Officer Intelligence and for Special Services 1932. He served in HMCS Saguenay as First Lieutenant and Signals and Wireless Telegraph Officer for East Coast 1934. He served in HMCS Vancouver (I) (In command) 1936. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 31/12/1936). He served in NHQ as Director Naval Reserves 1937. He served in the RN Staff College Greenwich 1939. He served in HMCS Assiniboine (I) (In command) 1939. He served in HMCS Ottawa (I) (In command) 1940. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1941). He served as Captain (D) Halifax 1941. He served as Captain (D) Newfoundland 1941. He was appointed as an A/Commodore (1st Class) RCN. He served as Commodore Commanding Newfoundland Force 1942). He served in NHQ as Chief of Naval Personnel and Third Member of the Naval Board 1942. He served in HMCS Uganda (In command) 1944. While commanding H.M.C.S. He served in HMCS Uganda he participated in the bombardment of Sakashima and the Japanese-held base at Truk Lagoon in the South Pacific. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1946). He was appointed as an A/Rear-Admiral RCN 1946. He served in HMCS Naden as Commanding Officer Pacific Coast 1946. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1947). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1948. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1951). He served in NHQ as Chief of the Naval Staff 1951-1956. (He retired 01/01/1956.)
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He survived the crash of an amphibious aircraft in which he was a passenger at Pushthrough NF in 1952.
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); BCELP Geographical Place Names Cards Correspondence To/From BC Chief Geographer; Gazetteer of Canada: British Columbia 2nd ed. (1966);
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