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Murdoch, Robert Waugh

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-54250
 
Birth 21/02/1918 Death 24/07/2004
Place Vancouver Place Victoria
Area BC Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1936 (Special Entry No. 40). He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN in 1937. In 1937 he served in HMS Shropshire. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1939). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1939). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/07/1940). In 1940 he served in H.M.C.S. He served in HMCS Skeena. In 1942 he took the Communications Qualifying Course at HMC Signal School HMCS St. Hyacinthe. He served in H.M.S. Rotheram 1944. He served in Air Communications service with RN 1945. He served at H.M.C.S. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax 1945. He served at H.M.C.S. He served in NHQ as Deputy Director of Signals Division 1946. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander RCN 1946. He served at the Canadian Army Staff College Course 1947. He served on the staff of the Commander Second USN Task Fleet as Staff Communications Officer (On loan to the USN) 1947. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 15/07/1948). He served in NHQ 1948. He served in HMCS Beacon Hill (In command) and Commander Training Group Pacific 1950. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1951). He served at H.M.C.S. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Officer-in-Charge of Communications School 1951. He was appointed as an A/Captain RCN 1953. He served in NHQ as Director Naval Communications 1953. He served in HMCS Sioux (In command) 1955. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1957). He served in NHQ as Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air and Warfare) 1957. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 12) 1958. He served at H.M.C.S. He served in HMCS Crescent (In command) and Commander Third Canadian Escort Squadron and Senior Officer-in-Command 1959. He served in NHQ as Director of Naval Intelligence 1961. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 26/11/1963). He served as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans) 1963. He served in NDHQ as Director General (Plans) 1964. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 20/10/1966). He served in NDHQ as Deputy Chief (Plans) 1966. He served as Canadian Military Representative to the Military Committee in Permanent Session NATO in Belgium 1967. He served as Commander of the Canadian Defence Education Establishment 1971. (He was retired in 1973). (He was qualified as a Signals Officer and also for Air Signal duties.)
 
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Anecdotes
He was the first Canadian Naval officer to attend the Canadian Army Staff College 1947.
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Obituary Lead & Line (NOAVI Newsletter Vo. 19 Issue #7 2004); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-03

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