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Porter, Henry Allan

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
Official Number O-59770
 
Birth 17/08/1920 Death 16/03/2016
Place Chemainus Place Chester
Area BC Area NS
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CMM.
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
After his naval service he was the President of Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association 1974-1976. National Chairman of Naval Officer's Association of Canada. He was the President of Nova Scotia Council of Boy Scouts of Canada. President Royal United Institute of Nova Scotia.Director of Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation. Chairman Nova Scotia Police Commission 1976-1986. He was a Consultant to President Halifax-Dartmouth Industries Ltd. 1986.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Ordinary Telegraphist RCNVR 1939. He served in HMCS Naden for Training 1939. (Transferred to RCN 1940), He was appointed as a Telegraphist RCN 1940. He served in HMCS Prince Robert for Seamanship Training 1941, He was appointed as an A/Petty Officer RCN 1941. He served in HMCS Niobe for Royal Navy Upper Yardman's Course 1941. (CFR. He served in the Royal Navy Upper Yardmen's College H.M.S. Collingwood 1942). He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1942). He served in HMCS Niobe for Commissioning Crew of HMCS Kootenay 1942. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1942). He served in HMCS Kootenay as Communications Officer 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1942). He served in HMCS Kootenay as First Lieutenant. He served in HMCS Ste. Hyacinthe for Long Signals Course 1944. He served in Ste. Hyacinthe on Staff of HMC Signals School 1945. He served in HMCS Bytown for NSHQ on Staff of Signals Division 1945. He served in HMCS Niobe for Pilot Training 1946. He served in RAF Perth for Elementary Flying Training (Tiger Moth) 1946. He served in RAF Church Lawford for Service Flying Training (Harvards) 1946. He served in RNAS Lossiemouth for Conversion to Firefly 1. He served in RNAS St. Merryn for Weapons Training. He served in RNAS Culdrose for Weapons Training. He served in RNAS Lossiemouth for Deck Landing Training (H.M.S. Vengeance for Qualification) 1946. He served in RNAS Eglinton for RN 17th Carrier Air Group (Firefly IV) 1947. He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast as Staff Communications Officer and Staff Officer (Operations) 1948. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Officer-in-Charge Communications School 1949. He served in HMCS Niobe for RN Staff Course 1950. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1950). He served in HMCS Magnificent 1951 as Communications Officer and as Captain's Staff Officer 1951. He served in HMCS La Hulloise (In command) 1952. He served in HMCS Lauzon (In command) 1953. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Officer-in-Charge Communications School 1954. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1954). He served in HMCS Bytown for NHQ as Director Naval Communications 1955. He served in HMCS Naden on Staff of Flag Officer Pacific Coast as Coordinator of Armed Forces Participation in BC Centennial 1957. He was appointed as an A/Captain RCN 1958. He served in HMCS Sussexvale as Additional for Duty as Commander Fourth Canadian Escort Squadron and as Commander Cadet Training 1958. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1960). He served in HMCS Bytown for NHQ as Director Naval Training 1960. He served in HMCS Bytown for NDHQ as Naval Assistant to the Chief of Naval Staff 1962. He served in NDHQ as Naval Advisor to Chief of Personnel 1964. He served in HMCS Bonaventure (In command) 1965. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1966). He served in NDHQ as Director-General Maritime Forces 1966. He served in NDHQ as Director-General Equipment Requirements 1968. He served in HMCS Bonaventure as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic 1968. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 11/09/1969). He served in MARPAC HQ as Commander Maritime Forces Pacific 1969. He served in MARCOM HQ as Commander Maritime Command 1970. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (With seniority dated 11/01/1971). He served in NDHQ as Comptroller General Canadian Armed Forces 1971. He served in NDHQ as Assistant Deputy Minister (Evaluation) 1972. (He was retired 1974). (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Service Aircraft Flown: Tiger Moth, Harvard, Firefly I & IV
Named Features
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997); http://rcnnewsmagazine.blogspot.ca/2016/03/vice-admiral-henry-allan-porter-cd.html; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-04

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