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Spalding, James Dixon

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Title Commodore (CF)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 15/08/1938 Death 10/08/2016
Place Valleyfield Place Ottawa
Area PQ Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours Chief of Defence Staff Commendation.
Qualifications pcsc.
Military Service
(Short Service Appointment). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 11/09/1955). He served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment) for Training 1955. He served in HMCS Ontario for Training 1956. He served in HMCS Jonquiere for Training 1957. He was appointed as a Midshipman (S) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1957). He served in HMCS Venture 1957. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (S) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1958). He served in HMCS Swansea 1958. He served in HMCS Hochelaga for 17th Supply Officer Technical Course 1958-1959. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (S) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/05/1959). He served in HMCS Patriot on Staff of Commanding Officer Naval Divisions 1959. He served in Staff of Flag Officer Pacific Coast 1960, (Selected for permanent commission). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 16/03/1961). He served on the Staff of the Commander Second Canadian Escort Squadron 1961. He served in HMCS Fraser 1963. He served on the Long Operations Officer Course 1963. He served in HMCS Crescent as Operations Officer 1964. He served in HMCS Nipigon as Operations Officer 1965. He served in the Second Canadian Escort Squadron as Squadron Communications Officer 1967. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1968). He served in HMCS Chaudiere as Executive Officer 1967. He served in Canadian Forces Staff College Course 1969. He served as Executive Secretary to Maritime Commander 1970. He served on Loan to US Navy on Staff of USN First Fleet 1972. He served on loan to US Navy on Staff of USN Commander Cruiser Destroyer Force Pacific 1973. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1974). He served in HMCS Kootenay (II) (In command) 1974-1976. He served as Commander Sea Training Pacific 1976. He served in HMCS Huron (II) (In command) 1978. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1981). He served as Canadian Forces Attache Tokyo 1982, He served as Commander First Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1985. He served as Commandant Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School 1987. He served as Chief of Staff (Operations) MARPAC 1987. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 20/06/1989). He served as Chief of Staff to MARPAC 1989. He served in NDHQ as Director General Recruiting Education and Training 1991. (He was retired 03/08/1993.) (He was qualified for supply and operations duties.)
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Personal Communication (Letter James D. Spalding to John MacFarlane 01/04/1996);; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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