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Medland, Morson Alexander

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Title Commodore (RCN)
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Birth 18/04/1913 Death 02/11/1979
Place Toronto Place Ottawa
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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He was appointed as a Cadet RNR. In 1928-30 he attended HMS Conway (Merchant Navy training establishment). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1930). (Special Entry No. 29). He served in H.M.S. Erebus for Training 1930. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN 1932. He served in H.M.S. Revenge for Training 1932. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1934). He served in H.M.S. Royal Oak for Training. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Training. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1934). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1935). He served in HMCS Saguenay 1935. He served in HMCS Stadacona. He served in H.M.S. Excellent for RN Gunnery Long Course 1938. He served in HMCS Ottawa 1939. He served in HMCS Assiniboine 1940. He served in HMCS St. Croix (I) (In command) 1940. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander RCN 1941. He served as Officer-in-Charge Gunnery School Halifax 1941. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Executive Officer 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1942). He served on staff of Commander-in-Chief Canadian NW Atlantic as Staff Gunnery and Equipment 1943. He served in NSHQ on staff of Directorate of Warfare and Training 1943. He served in NSHQ as Director of Seaman Personnel 1944. He served in NSHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel 1943. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). He served in NSHQ as Director of Naval Ordnance 1946. He served in NHQ as Director General Naval Ordnance 1947. He served in RCN Barracks Esquimalt as Executive Officer 1947. He served in HMCS Athabaskan (II) (In command) 1948. He served as Commander Canadian Destroyers Pacific 1949. He served in HMCS Cayuga (In command) 1949. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1950). He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 4) 1950. He was appointed as a AdC. He was appointed as a A/Commodore RCN 1955. He served as Naval Member of Directing Staff National Defence College of Canada 1955. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 03/01/1957). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commodore RCN Barracks Halifax 1959. He served in HMCS Bonaventure as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic 1962. He served in NDHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans) 1963. (He was retired on 27/07/1964.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); http://www.hmsconway.org/sea_career%20RCN.html; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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2017-02-03

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