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Smith, Thomas Anthony McKenna

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Title Rear-Admiral (NR) (CF)
Official Number U-69425; O-68535;
 
Birth 03/08/1927 Death 29/10/2000
Place Leamington Place Windsor
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
He was living in Leamington ON at the time of his recruitment. Civilian career as a Science and physical education teacher, Senior Training Manager for Imperial Oil in Windsor Ontario and Personnel Officer for the Chrysler Corporation. Vice Chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Ordinary Seaman (Officer Candidate UNTD) RCN(R) 1946. He served in HMCS Hunter for UNTD 1946-1948. He served in HMCS Haida for training 1948. He served in HMCS Hunter for UNTD Assumption College 1948. He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (UNTD) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 30/10/1948). He served in HMCS Hunter for UNTD Assumption College 1948. He served in HMCS Naden for training 1949. He served in HMCS Beacon Hill for training 1949. He served in HMCS Hunter for UNTD Assumption College 1949. He served in HMCS Naden for training 1950. He served in HMCS Hunter for UNTD Assumption College 1950. (Transferred to RCN 3/04/1951). He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 04/04/1951). He served in HMCS Ontario for training 1951. He served in HMCS Magnificent for training 1952. He served in HMCS La Hulloise for training 1952. He served in HMCS Magnificent for training 1952. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Sub-Lieutenants courses 1952. (Released from RCN 16/1/1953). (Transferred to RCN(R) 9/11/1953). He was appointed as a A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 09/11/1953). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 10/11/1953). He served in HMCS Star GLTC for general duties 1953. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 15/12/1953). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 15/12/1953). He served in HMCS Naden for gunnery training 1954. He served in HMCS Star GLTC for general duties 1955. He served in HMCS Porte St Jean for training 1955. He served in HMCS Hunter as Staff Officer UNTD 1955. He served in HMCS Stadacona for TAS training 1958. He served in HMCS Fundy for training 1959. He served in HMCS Patriot GLTC for HMCS Scatari (In command) 1960. (Transferred to RCNR Retired List 15/12/1960). He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN(R) retired list (With seniority dated 15/12/1961). (Transferred to RCN(R) active list 11/09/1962 as Lieutenant-Commander RCN(R) (seniority 17/06/1962)). He served in HMCS Porte St Jean (In command) 1962. He served in HMCS Naden as Reserve New Entry Training Officer 1963. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Staff Officer Training UNTD 1964. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Staff Officer Training UNTD 1965. He served in MARCOMHQ on staff of DCOS Plans 1966. He was appointed as a Commander RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/01/1966). He served in HMCS Hunter as Commanding Officer 1968. He served in HMCS Hunter as Commanding Officer and Barrack Commander, Canadian Forces Reserve Barracks Windsor 1969. He served in CFB Halifax for Shiphandling Course 1969. He served in CFB Halifax Shiphandling Course as Instructor 1970. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority dated 01/01/1971). He was appointed as Barracks Commander, Canadian Forces Reserve Barracks Windsor 1971. He served in MARCOMHQ on staff of DCOS Plans 1973. He served in MARCOMHQ on staff of DNAVRES 1974. He served in HMCS Porte St Jean In command) 1974. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/02/1977). He served in HMCS York as Senior Naval Reserve Adviser to the Commander Maritime Command 1978. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/02/1983). He served in NDHQ as Chief of Reserves 1983. (Transferred to Supplementary Ready Reserve 26/01/1984). (He was retired 31/12/1989.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Bill Clearihue (Nominal List UNTD); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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2017-02-05

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