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Storrs, Antony Hubert Gleadow

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-70600
 
Birth 00/00/1907 Death 09/08/2002
Place Overton Place Victoria
Area Area BC
Country UK Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours DSC & Bar. Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA). Croix de Guerre avec Palme en Bronze (France). Croix de la Legion d'Honneur (France)
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Biography
Before his naval service he served with the Chinese Maritime Customs Service prior to the Second World War as the skipper of small Revenue Cutters. After his naval service he was the Chief Ship Division, Marine Sciences Branch, Dept. Mines and Technical Surveys (Ottawa), and Director of Marine Operations of the Canadian Coast Guard. (He was elected as a Trustee of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in 1973.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Cadet RNR. He served in H.M.S. Worcester. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RNR. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RNR, (Transferred to RCNR) 1940. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNR (With seniority dated 21/11/1940). He served in HMCS Armentieres (In command) 1941. He served in HMCS Dawson (In command) 1941. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNR (With seniority dated 01/01/1943). He served in HMCS Gatineau 1943. He served in HMCS Drumheller (In command) 1943. He was appointed as a A/Commander RCNR (With seniority dated 01/02/1944). He served in HMCS Caraquet (In command) and as Senior Officer 31st (Canadian) Minesweeping Flotilla 1943. He served in HMCS Milltown (In command) 1944. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNR (With seniority dated 01/01/1945). He served in HMCS Antigonish (In command) 1945, (Transferred to RCN) 1946. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 15/03/1946). He served in NHQ as Deputy Director Plans and Naval Intelligence. He served as Director Naval Plans 1946. He served in NHQ as Director Naval Plans and Operations 1948. He served in HMCS Nootka (II) (In command) 1948. He served in NHQ for Special Duty as Naval Member of Directing Staff National Defence College 1949. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1950). He served in NHQ as Director Naval Plans and Operations 1951. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Commanding Officer 1953. He served in HMCS Magnificent (In command) 1955. He served in NHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Warfare) 1956. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 03/01/1957). He served in NHQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air and Warfare) 1957. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1958). He served in NHQ for Special Duty as Commandant National Defence College of Canada 1958-1962. (He was retired c1962.)
 
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Anecdotes
He played an important role in the minesweeping and clearing of channels to the Normandy Beachead prior to D-Day. He was awarded the DSC 01/01/1945 for "gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters" and a Bar to the DSC on 13/02/1945 for "good services in minesweeping in invasion." He was the first ex-reserve officer to become an officer of Flag Rank in Canada.)
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); The Daily Telegraph Book of Naval Obituaries (Ed. David Davies);
Last update
2011-03-08

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