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Martin, Michael Arthur

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
Official Number O-46864
Birth 25/07/1927 Death 28/01/2018
Place Calgary Place Victoria
Area AB Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
Qualifications pcsc. psc. ndc.
After his naval service he was a Vice-President of the BC Ferry Corporation in 1992.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 20/08/1944). He served in the Royal Roads (RCNC) 1944. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 03/07/1946). He served in the RN College Greenwich for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1947. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 03/11/1947). He served in HMCS Cayuga for Training 1948. He served in the RN Barracks Portsmouth for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1948. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 03/11/1948). He served in HMCS Athabaskan 1948. He served in HMCS Cayuga 1949. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 18/12/1949). He served in H.M.S. Vernon for Long RN TAS Course 1951. He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of TAS School 1954. He served in HMCS Chaleur (In command) 1954. He served in HMCS Magnificent 1955. He served in HMCS Naden for Pre-commissioning Course 1956. He served in HMCS Skeena as TAS Officer 1956. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 18/12/1957). He served in NHQ as Flag Lieutenant-Commander to the Naval Board 1958. He served in the RN Staff College Course 1959. He served On Loan to USN on Staff of Commander Hunter-Killer Force Atlantic 1960. He served in HMCS Ste. Therese (In command) 1962. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1963). He served in HMCS Skeena (II) (In command) 1963. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Executive Officer 1964. He served in Canadian Forces Staff College Kingston as Syndicate Director 1966. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/07/1967). He served in MARCOM HQ as Deputy Chief (Combat Readiness) 1967. He served as Commander Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1970. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 27) 1973. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 15/07/1974). He served in Canadian Defence Liaison Staff Washington 1974. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 15/06/1977). He served as Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and Commander Pacific Region 1977. (He was retired on 30/12/1980.)
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Aircraft Flown
Named Features NLCC Admiral Martin was named after him.
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) 2016;
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