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Thomas, Charles Morris Winton

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Title Vice-Admiral (CF)
Official Number O-72553
 
Birth 31/05/1936 Death (nk)
Place Kelowna Place (nk)
Area BC Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Honours CMM.
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Qualifications pcsc. ndc.
 
Biography
After his naval service he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Maritime Museum of British Columbia 1993.
 
Military Service
(Short Service Appointment). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 12/09/1954). He served in HMCS Venture (Officer Training Establishment) for Training 1954. He served in HMCS Ontario for Sea Training. He was appointed as a Midshipman (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1956). He served in the Royal Naval Engineering College (Manadon) for Basic Engineering Course 1957. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (E) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1957). He served in HMCS Margaree for Engineering Certificate of Competency (Part I) 1957. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) (SSA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1958). He served in the Royal Naval Engineering College (Manadon) for Marine Engineering Sub-Specialty Course 1960. (Selected for permanent commission). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 11/08/1960). He served in HMCS Saguenay for Engineering Certificate of Competency (Part II) 1961. He served in HMCS Antigonish as Engineer Officer 1961. He served in Jonquiere on Staff of Commander Fourth Canadian Escort Squadron as Squadron Operations Officer and as Cadet Training Officer 1961. He served in HMCS New Glasgow as Engineer Officer 1963. He served in HMCS Saskatchewan as Engineer Officer 1964. He served in CFHQ on Staff of Chief of Personnel Branch as Staff Officer Postings and Careers (Junior Officers) 1966. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1966). He served in CFB Toronto for Canadian Forces Staff College Course 1967. He served in CFB Halifax for HMC Dockyard Halifax as Staff Officer (Planning) 1968. He served in HMCS Preserver as Executive Officer on Commissioning 1969. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/09/1971). He served in HMCS Fraser (II) (In command) 1971-73. He served in MARCOM HQ as Senior Staff Officer (Training) 1973. He served in MARCOM HQ as Senior Staff Officer (Combat Readiness) 1973. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1975). He served in MARCOM HQ as Chief of Staff (Personnel and Training) 1975. He served in HQ Training Group Pacific as Commanding Officer and as Commanding Officer 4th Canadian Escort Squadron 1976. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course #32) 1978. He served in NDHQ as Director Maritime Requirements (Sea) 1979. He served in French Language Training 1981. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 06/07/1981). He served in NDHQ as Director Genneral Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1982. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/07/1984). He served in NDHQ as Chief of Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1984. He served in NDHQ as Chief of Maritime Doctrine and Operations. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (With seniority dated 01/07/1987). He served in MARCOM HQ as Commander Maritime Command 1987. He served in NDHQ as Vice Chief of Defence Staff 1989. (He resigned on 11/05/1991). (He was qualified with Upper Deck and Engineroom Watchkeeping Certificates and qualified for Command)
 
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References
Macpherson, Ken & Ron Barrie (2002); Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-05

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