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Oland, Bruce Sidney Culverwell

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Title Commodore (RCN(R))
Official Number O-56258
 
Birth 31/03/1918 Death 06/08/2009
Place Guildford Place Halifax
Area Area NS
Country UK Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CM. CStJ. ED. KM. CMLJ. Order of the Sacred Treasure (Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon) (Japan).
Awards AdC.
Qualifications
 
Biography
He was the President of Culverwell Holdings Ltd., Lindwood Holdings Ltd., Oland Investments Ltd. and Seahorse Investments Ltd. He was the Honorary Consul General for Japan in Nova Scotia. He was a Director of the RCN Benevolent Fund. He was a Governor of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires NS Division and a Director of the Last Post Fund. (He was a tireless advocate for the naval reserve divisions across Canada.)
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Candidate UK Army Officer’s Training Corps 1933. (Transferred to Canadian Militia 1936). He was appointed as a Second-Lieutenant Royal Canadian Artillery (seniority 1936). He was appointed as a Captain Royal Canadian Artillery (seniority 1939). He was appointed as a Major Royal Canadian Artillery (seniority 1950). He served in 1st Halifax Coast Regiment - 53rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery as Commanding Officer 1950. (Transferred to RCNR 1951). He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 12/04/1951). He served in HMCS Scotian 1951. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 12/04/1951). He served in HMCS Scotian 1951. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN(R) 1959. He was appointed as a Commander RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/01/1962). He was the Commanding Officer HMCS Scotian 1963. He was appointed as a Captain RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He was appointed as a Commodore RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/11/1967). He served as the Senior Reserve Naval Advisor to the Deputy Chief of Operations and Reserves 1967. He was appointed as a Hon AdC Governor General. He served in MARCOM HQ as Senior Naval Reserve Advisor to the Commander Maritime Command 1969. (Transferred to Supplementary Holding Reserve 1971.) (He was qualified with a Watch Keeping certificate.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Starshell (NOAC Newsletter) Autumn 2009; The Navy List Volumes I, II and III (HMSO London); The Navy List Volumes I, II and III (HMSO London); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-03

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