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Pickard, Antony Fenwick

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number O-59070
 
Birth 00/00/1911 Death 00/00/1972
Place Victoria Place (nk)
Area BC Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
Titles
Honours OBE. M.I.D.
Awards
Qualifications
 
Biography
He served as Apprentice and Mate with Canadian Pacific Steamships 1930-34, (He served in various civilian jobs 1935-40).
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Cadet RNR 1928. He served in H.M.S. Worcester for Thames Nautical College 1928-30. He was appointed as an A/Mate (Temp.) RCNR (With seniority dated 17/09/1940). He was appointed as a Mate (Temp.) RCNR (With seniority dated 17/09/1940). He served in HMCS Chambly as Navigating Officer 1941. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNR (With seniority dated 12/10/1941). He served in HMCS Chambly as First Lieutenant 1941. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNR. He served in HMCS Chambly (In command) 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNR (With seniority dated 01/07/1944). He served in HMCS St. Catherines (In command) 1944. He served in HMCS Avalon as Officer-in-Charge Tactical Trainer and Night escort Trainer 1944. He served in HMCS St. Stephen (In command) 1945. (Transferred to RCN 1946). He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 31/06/1946). He served as Staff Officer Reserve Fleet 1946. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Officer-in-Charge Halifax Manning Sub-Depot 1947. He served in HMCS Haida (I) (In command) 1947. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1949). He served in NHQ as Director of Service Conditions and Welfare 1949. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Executive Officer 1952. He served in HMCS Quebec as Executive Officer 1953. He served in HMCS Avalon as Commanding Officer and Canadian Naval Commander Newfoundland and Senior Officer in Command 1954. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1955). He served in HMCS Avalon as Captain-in-Command and as Canadian Naval Commander Newfoundland and as Senior Officer-in-Command 1954. He served as Chief of Staff to Commanding Officer Naval Divisions 1956. He served in HMCS Algonquin (I) (In command) and Commander First Canadian Escort Squadron 1959. He served as Commander RCN Manning Depot Halifax 1961. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN 1963. He served in NHQ as Director of Naval Ship Requirements 1963. (He was retired 12/08/1965).
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-03-03

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