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Stirling, Michael Grote

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-70350
 
Birth 29/06/1915 Death 24/07/2002
Place Kelowna Place Victoria
Area BC Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
He attended Shawnigan Lake School. After his retirement he was the Chairman of the George Pearkes Foundation of the University of Victoria and served as Agent General for British Columbia in the UK and Europe 1968-1975.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (RCN Special Entry No. 34) (With seniority dated 01/09/1933). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1933. He served in H.M.S. Frobisher for Training 1933. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1934). He served in H.M.S. Sussex for Training 1934. He served in H.M.S. St. Angelo for Training 1936. He served in H.M.S. Acasta for Training 1936. He served in H.M.S. Sussex for Training 1936. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Training 1936. He served in H.M.S. President For Royal Naval College Greenwich 1936. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1937). He served in H.M.S. Dryad 1937. He served in H.M.S. Excellent 1937. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1937. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1938) HMCS Naden 1938. He served in HMCS Skeena (I) 1938. He served in HMCS St. Laurent (I) 1938. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1939) HMCS Assiniboine as Executive Officer and Signals Officer 1940. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1940. He was qualified as a Signals Officer at the RN Long Signals Course 1940. He served in H.M.S. Onslow for Flotilla Signals and Wireless Telegraph duties 1941. He served in NHQ as Deputy Director of Signals Division 1942. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 15/12/1942). He served in HMCS Stadacona on Staff of Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic as Staff Signal Officer 1943. He served in HMCS St. Laurent (I) (In command) 1944. He served in HMCS Niobe 1945. He served in HMCS Crusader (In command) 1945. He served in HMCS Naden as First Lieutenant RCN Barracks 1946. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1946). He served in NHQ for Duty with Director Electrical Engineering 1946. He served in HMCS Stadacona as First Lieutenant 1947. He served in HMCS Nootka (II) (In command) 1947. He served in the Canadian Joint Staff Washington 1947. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1949). He served in NHQ as Director of Naval Communications 1949. He served in HMCS Ontario as Executive Officer 1951. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1953). He served on the Staff of Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic 1953. He served in HMCS Cornwallis as Officer-in-Charge New Entry Training 1955. He served in HMCS Crescent (In command) 1957. He served as Commander Second Canadian Escort Squadron and Commander RCN Cadet Training 1957. He was appointed as an A/Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 25/07/1958). He served as Naval Member of Directing Staff National Defence College of Canada 1958. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 16/06/1959). He served as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat, Atlantic 1959. He served in HMCS Bonaventure 1961. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 17/09/1962). He served in NHQ as Chief of Naval Personnel and Member of the Naval Board 1962. He served in HMCS Naden as Flag Officer Pacific Coast and Senior Officer-in-Chief-Command and Maritime Commander Pacific 1964-66. (He was retired on 20/06/1967.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Obituary Victoria Times Colonist;
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2011-03-08

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