Biographical data:

Riddell, Stanley William

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 02/05/1930 Death 02/03/1990
Place Saskatoon Place Victoria
Area SK Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
Qualifications pcsc. ndc.
He was living in Estevan SK at the time of his recruitment into the navy.
Military Service
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet RCN 1949. He served in Royal Roads Military College (HMCS Malahat) under UNTD Plan 1949-1951. In 1951-1952 he served in the Royal Military College of Canada. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN 1952. He served in HMCS Ontario for Sea Training 1952. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1952). He served in RN College Greenwich for Sub-Lieutenant's Courses 1952. He served in HMCS Ontario 1953. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1953). He served in HMCS Niobe for Training 1953. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1954). He served in HMCS Ontario 1955. He served in H.M.S. Vernon for Long TAS Course 1957. He served in HMCS Nootka as TAS (Torpedo Anti-Submarine) Officer 1958. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Weapons Course 1959. He served in HMCS St. Laurent as Weapons Officer 1960. He served in HMCS Margaree as Weapons Officer 1962. He served in HMCS Saskatchewan as Weapons Officer. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1962). He served on Staff of Flag Officer Pacific Coast on Planning Staff 1961-65. He served in HMCS St. Croix as Executive Officer 1965. He served in Training Command Staff Winnipeg 1967. He served in Canadian Forces Staff College for Staff Course 1968. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/07/1968). He served in HMCS St. Laurent (II) (In command) 1969-71. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 25) 1971. He served in CFB Toronto for Canadian Forces Staff College Staff 1972. He served in NDHQ on Staff of Chief of Defence Staff 1975. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1975). He served as Commander Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1977. He was appointed as a Commodore 1980. He served in MARCOM as Chief of Staff (Sea) and as Canadian Commander Afloat 1980. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral 1983. He served in NDHQ as Chief Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1983. (He was retired 26/07/1984.)
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); 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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