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Paddon, Stuart Edmund

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Title Rear-Admiral (L) (RCN)
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Birth 10/10/1917 Death 27/11/1989
Place St. Thomas Place Ottawa
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Military Service
He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1940). (Mobilized for World War Two service 03/05/1940). He served in Portsmouth for RN Radar Training 1940. He served in H.M.S. Prince of Wales as Radar Officer 1941. He served in H.M.S. Warspite as Radar Officer 1942. He was appointed as a Electrical Lieutenant (R) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 24/04/1941). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (SB) (Communications) (RCNVR) (With seniority dated 24/04/1942). He was appointed as a A/Electrical Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR. He served in NSHQ Signals Directorate on Staff of Deputy Director (R) 1943. He was appointed as a Electrical Lieutenant-Commander (R) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). (He was demobilized) 1945, (He re-engaged with RCN 1946). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/06/1946). He served as Assistant Director Electrical Engineering1946. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (L) RCN (With seniority dated 15/08/1947). He served as Senior Staff Officer Electrical School Halifax 1948. He served as Staff Officer Electrical Personnel 1950. He served in HMCS Ontario as Electrical Officer. He was appointed as a Commander (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1951). He served on staff of Commodore Superintendent Pacific Coast as Manager Electrical Engineering Pacific Coast and Manager Electrical Engineering HMC Dockyard Esquimalt 1954. He served as Deputy Superintendent and Coordinator Refit and Repair Pacific Coast and Deputy Superintendent HMC Dockyard 1955. He was appointed as a Captain (L) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1956). He served in NHQ as Deputy Electrical Engineer-in-Chief 1957. He served in CFHQ on Attachment to the Joint Staff 1959. He was appointed as a Commodore (L) RCN (With seniority dated 21/12/1961). He served in NDHQ as Director General Fighting Equipment 1961. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 16) 1962. He served in NDHQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Postings and Careers) 1963. He served in NDHQ as Director General Postings and Careers 1964. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (L) RCN (With seniority dated 29/08/1966). He served as Commanding Officer Canadian Defence Liaison Staff Washington 1966. He served in NDHQ as Deputy Chief Engineering 1970. (He retired 1972.)
 
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He qualified as a Radar Officer 1940 and was one of the second group of Canadian radar officers to serve in the major units of the British fleet. While serving in HMS Prince of Wales as Radar Officer he participated in the 'Bismarck action' and survived sinking in the South China Sea December 1941.
 
References
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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2017-02-04

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