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Taylor, Paul Dalrymple

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number O-72120
 
Birth 20/09/1910 Death 17/08/1989
Place Liphook Place Dundas
Area Hants Area ON
Country UK Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours DSC. M.I.D. Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA).
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
Before his naval service he was a school teacher at Brentwood College on Vancouver Island BC 1935-1940. After his naval service he was the Assistant Headmaster of Hillfield-Strathallan College in Ontario. He was the brother of S.D. Taylor.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR 1940. He served in HMCS Naden 1940. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR 1940. He served in HMCS Kings (Officer Training Establishment) for Navigation Course 1941. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 17/08/1940). He served in HMCS Burlington as Navigating Officer 1942. He served in HMCS St. Clair as Executive Officer 1942. He served in HMCS Esquimalt (In command) 1943. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR 1944. He served in HMCS Naden as Executive Officer 1944. He served in HMCS Shediac (In command) 1944. He served in HMCS Matane (In command) 1945. He served in HMCS Givenchy as Executive Officer 1945. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). (Transferred to RCN 1946). He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1945)). He served in NHQ For Duty With the Directorate of Naval Plans and Operations as Staff Officer (Policy) 1947. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1949). He served in NHQ as Deputy Director Plans and Operations 1949. He served with the RN for Staff Course 1949. He served in H.M.S. Phoenix for Damage Control Course 1950. He served in HMCS Sioux (In command) (Korean War Service) 1950. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1952). (He was the only destroyer captain to complete two tours of duty during the Korean War. He was awarded the DSC on 27/09/1952 for "outstanding leadership in command of HMCS Sioux during two wartime tours.") He served in HMCS Niagara as Assistant Naval Attache Washington 1952. He served in HMCS Crescent (In command) and Commander Second Canadian Escort Squadron 1955. He was appointed as an A/Commodore RCN 1957. He served in HMCS Niobe as Senior Naval Officer Canadian Joint Staff London and Canadian Naval Member of Military Agency for Standardization and as Senior Officer-in-Command 1957. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 15/01/1960). He served as Commanding Officer Naval Divisions 1960. (He was retired on 01/09/1965). (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.) (He was qualified for navigation duties.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-05

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