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Reid, Howard Emerson

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Title Vice-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-61610
 
Birth 05/06/1897 Death 03/05/1962
Place Portage du Fort Place Victoria
Area PQ Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CB. Legion of Merit (USA). Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France).
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 27/01/1912). He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Second Term) 1912. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 25/01/1914). He served in H.M.S. Berwick for Training 1914. He served in HMCS Niobe for Training 1916. He served in HMCS Rainbow for Training 1916. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1916). He served in HMCS Rainbow 1916. He served in HMCS Niobe 1916. He served in H.M.S. Victory II 1917. He served in H.M.S. Vivid II 1917. He served in H.M.S. Appollo - Attack (Torpedo Boat Destroyer) 1917. He served in H.M.S. Blenheim 1917. He served in H.M.S. Blake 1917. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 05/04/1918). He served in H.M.S. Blake 1918. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 05/09/1918). Greenwich for H.M.S. Viscount 1919. He served in HMCS Niobe 1919. He served in H.M.S. Titania (On China Station) 1919-1921. He served in HMCS Guelph Depot (Unemployed) 1922. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1922. He served in Guelph Depot 1923. He served in HMCS Guelph for HMCS Festubert (In command) 1923. He served in HMCS Stadacona for HMCS Festubert 1923. He served in HMCS Stadacona for HMCS Patriot (In command) 1923. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1925. He served in NSHQ 1925. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 05/06/1926). He served in NSHQ as Supervising Officer RCNVR 1926. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks Halifax 1927. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1928. He served in H.M.S. Vernon 1928. He served in H.M.S. Tamar II 1929. He served in H.M.S. Tamar II for H.M.S. Sepoy (In command) (On China Station) 1929. He served in HMCS Naden 1930. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1930. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1931. He served in H.M.S. President on War Staff 1931. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Royal Naval Staff College Course 1931. He served in H.M.S. Warspite (On Staff of Rear-Admiral 2nd Battle Squadron) 1932. He served in H.M.S. Valiant 1932. He served in H.M.S. Warspite 1932. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1932. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1932. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1933). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commander in Charge Halifax 1933. He served in NSHQ as Director Operations and Training 1934. In 1935 he made an inspection tour of harbours and anchorages up the coasts of the Queen Charlotte Islands for the Department of National Defence. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Passage to Esquimalt 1936. He served in HMCS Skeena (I) (In command) 1936. He served as Commander (D) West Coast. He served in HMCS Fraser (In command) 1937. He served in HMCS Naden 1938. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commander-in-Charge HMC Dockyard Halifax 1938. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 30/08/1939). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Captain-in-Charge HM Establishments and as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1939. He was appointed as a Commodore (WHA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1940) (He reverted to Rank of Captain (With seniority dated 27/09/1940)). He served in NSHQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Second Member of the Naval Board 1940. He was appointed as a Commodore 1st Class RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1941). He served in NSHQ as Additional as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff 1941. He served in HMCS Avalon as Additional as Commodore Commanding Newfoundland Force 1942. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1943). He served in HMCS Bytown as Additional as Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff Washington DC 1943. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 28/02/1946). He served in HMCS Bytown as Chief of Naval Staff and First Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1946-47. (He was retired on 26/03/1948). Afterwards he was placed on the Retired List as Vice-Admiral 1949. He served as the Canadian Member of the Canada - United States Joint Board on Defence 1943-46.
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features Reid Point (BC);
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa; Dalzell, Kathleen E. (1973); Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); BCELP Geographical Place Names Cards Correspondence To/From BC Chief Geographer; Gazetteer of Canada: British Columbia 2nd ed. (1966); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2015-10-10

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