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Preston, Robert Lawrence

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Title Commodore (CF)
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Birth 31/08/1940 Death (nk)
Place Edmonton Place (nk)
Area AB Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Military Service
(Short Service Appointment). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1958). He served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment) for Training 1958. He served in the Royal Roads Military College 1959. He served in the Royal Military College of Canada 1961. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (E) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1963). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Pre-Fleet Training 1963. He served in HMCS Fraser for Engineering and Upper Deck Training 1964. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1963). He served in HMCS Antigonish as Assistant Weapons Officer 1965. (Selected for Permanent Commission). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 26/09/1965). He served in HMCS St Croix for Training 1965. He served in HMCS Venture as Navigation Instructor 1966. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Engineer Officer Sub-Specialty Course 1966. He served in HMCS Assiniboine as Engineer Officer 1967. He served in CFB Esquimalt for Canadian Forces Fleet School as Marine Engineering Training Officer 1968. He served with the USN in Philadelphia PA as Ship Superintendent 1970. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARE) (With seniority dated 01/01/1971). He served in CFB Toronto for Canadian Forces Staff College Course 1972. He served in CFB Halifax for Ship Repair Unit (Atlantic) as Marine Engineering Officer 1973. He served in HMCS Athabaskan as Engineer Officer 1974. He served in MARCOM HQ as Staff Officer (Marine Engineering) 1976. He was appointed as a Commander (MARE) (With seniority dated 01/01/1977). He served in MARCOM HQ as Senior Staff Officer (Sea Systems Readiness) 1977. He served in the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff Washington as Senior Staff Officer Marine Engineering 1979. He was appointed as a Captain (MARE) (With seniority dated 29/07/1983). He served in NDHQ as Project Management Officer TRUMP 1983. He served in French Language Training 1988. He served as Commanding Officer Ship Repair Unit Pacific 1989. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/08/1991). He served in MARCOM HQ as Chief of Staff (Materiel) 1991. He served in NDHQ as Director General Maritime Engineering and Maintenance 1992. (He was retired 19/12/1994.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-04

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