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Tisdall, Ernest Patrick

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number O-73490
 
Birth 29/10/1906 Death 19/03/1965
Place Newchwang Place Victoria
Area Area BC
Country China Country Canada
 
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Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1921. He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Twelfth Term) 1921. Naval Cadet RCN (Special Entry No. 16) 1924. He served in H.M.S. Thunderer for Training 1924. He served in H.M.S. Collingwood for Training. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 30/08/1924). He served in H.M.S. Dragon for Training 1925. He served in H.M.S. Egmont II for Training 1926. He served in H.M.S. Dragon for Training 1926. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1926). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1927. He served in H.M.S. President for Training 1928. He served in H.M.S. Excellent for Training 1928. He served in H.M.S. Dryad for Training 1928. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1927). He served in HMCS Vancouver 1929. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1929). He served in HMCS Vancouver 1929. He was qualified in the RN Gunnery Long Course at H.M.S. Excellent in 1932. He served in H.M.S. Pembroke for Gunnery Course 1932. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1933. He served in HMCS Saguenay 1934. He served in HMCS Vancouver 1935. He served in HMCS Skeena 1936. He served in HMCS Vancouver as First Lieutenant 1936. He served in HMCS Naden 1936. He served in H.M.S. Vernon for Short Course 1937. He served in HMCS Fraser (I) 1937. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1937). He served in HMCS Fraser (I) as Flotilla Gunnery Officer 1937. He commanded the Royal Guard at Victoria for the presentation of the HMCS Kings Colour to the RCN by King George VI, May 1937. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Gunnery Officer at RCN Barracks and General Gunnery Duties Atlantic Coast 1939. He served in HMCS Skeena (I) (In command) 1939. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Additional 1940. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Drafting and Training Officer 1940. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks as Gunnery Officer and For General Gunnery Duties Atlantic Coast 1940. He served in HMCS Stadacona for RCN Barracks as Executive Officer 1941. He was appointed as an A/Commander (WHA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1941). He served in NSHQ as Additional as Director of Training and Naval Assistant and for Staff (G) Duties 1942. He served in HMCS Assiniboine (I) (In command) 1942. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1943). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Additional as Superintendent of Naval Armament Depot on Staff of Commander-in-Chief Canadian North West Atlantic and as Superintendent of Naval Armament Depot Halifax on Staff of Commodore Halifax 1943. He served in NSHQ as Additional as Director of Naval Ordnance (Temporary) 1943. He served in HMCS Niobe as Additional for courses and Subsequent Appoitment to First RCN Cruiser as Executive Officer 1944. He served in H.M.S. President as Additional for Damage Control Course 1944. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Radar Course 1944. He served in H.M.S. Excellent for Training 1944. He served in H.M.S. Swiftsure 1944. He served in H.M.S. Minotaur (Lent to RN) 1945. He served in HMCS Ontario as Executive Officer on Commissioning 1945. He served in HMCS Ontario (In command) 1946. He served in HMCS Naden for RCN Barracks Esquimalt as Executive Officer 1946. He served in NHQ as Director-General Naval Ordnance 1947. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1948). He served in NHQ as Director Weapons and Tactics 1949. He was appointed as an A/Commodore (WHA) RCN (With seniority dated 06/03/1951). He served in HMCS Naden as Commodore RCN Barracks and on Staff of Flag Officer Pacific Coast as Officer-in-Charge RCN Depot 1951. (Reverted to rank of Captain RCN 25/06/1951). He served in HMCS Ontario (In command) 1951, AdC. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 25/03/1953). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commodore RCN Barracks Halifax and Officer-in-Charge RCN Depot Halifax 1953. He was appointed as an Hon. AdC to Governor General 1953. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Senior Canadian Naval Officer Afloat Atlantic 1956. He served in NHQ for Duty with Chief of Naval Staff (To study personnel structure) and as Assistant to Chief of Naval Staff 1956. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 23/01/1958). He served in NHQ as Vice Chief of Naval Staff and Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1960. (He was retired on 16/04/1962.)
 
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References
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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