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Roberts, Richard Howell

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Title Surgeon Rear-Admiral (RCN)
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Birth 00/00/1916 Death 08/03/1986
Place Liverpool Place Ottawa
Area Area ON
Country UK Country Canada
Honours OStJ; M.I.D.
Awards QHP; FRSM.
Qualifications ChB. MRCS. LRCP. FACP. FRCPC;
He graduated from Liverpool University (England), 1938; and specialized in internal medicine. After his military service he served on the Aviation Medical Review Board, Department of National Health and Welfare. He was an Honorary Associate Professor at Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa; He was appointed as a Fellow Royal Society of Medicine.
Military Service
He served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a Medical Officer 1938. (He had Second World War service). (He enrolled in RCN 01/03/1948). He was appointed as a Surgeon Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 03/1948). He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Hospital 1948. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Principal Medical Officer 1951. He was appointed as a Surgeon Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1952). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Principal Medical Officer RCN Hospital 1952. He served in HMCS Niobe for Post Graduate School of Medicine London 1954. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Officer-in-Charge, He served in Medical Wards and Medical Consultant 1956. He was appointed as an A/Surgeon Captain RCN (With seniority dated 07/1958). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Chief of Medicine, Canadian Forces Hospital Halifax and Regional Consultant in Internal Medicine Armed Forces Nova Scotia 1959. He was appointed as a Surgeon Captain RCN (With seniority dated 10/09/1960). He served in National Defence Medical Centre as Chief of Medicine 1965. He served in CFHQ as Deputy Surgeon General Professional 1968. He was appointed as a Queen’s Honorary Physician 1968. He was appointed as a Surgeon Commodore (With seniority dated 21/09/1969). He was appointed as Commandant National Defence Medical Centre 1971. He was appointed as a Surgeon Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 09/1973). In 1973 he served in NDHQ as Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces. (He was retired 18/12/1976.)
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Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); CMAJ Vol. 135, July 15, 1986; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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