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Yanow, Robert Demytre

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Title Rear-Admiral (CF)
Official Number U-81230; RR-3399; O-80274
Birth 04/02/1933 Death 19/11/2017
Place Saskatoon Place Victoria
Area SK Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
Honours CMM. Commendation of the Secretary of the Navy (USA). KStJ. KStLJ.
Qualifications ndc. pcsc.
He was living in Saskatoon SK at the time of his recruitment. After his naval service he was appointed as the Regional Vice-President of the BC Transit Corporation 1988-1989. He was the Managing Director of the Victoria Commonwealth Games Society 1989-1990. He was elected as the Chairman of the British Columbia Press Council in 1990. He was elected as a Trustee of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. In 1997-2002 he was a Member of the Veterans’ Review and Appeal Board.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Sea Cadet Midshipman in RCSCC Jervis Bay (With seniority dated 20/02/1951). He was appointed as an Officer Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1951). In 1951 he served in HMCS Malahat for UNTD. He served in the Royal Roads Military College 1951-1952. (Transferred to RCNR 1952). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet (UNTD) RCN(R) (With seniority dated 24/04/1952). He served in HMCS Unicorn 1952. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/09/1954). He served in HMCS Sussexvale for Training 1954. He served in HMCS Stettler for Sea Training 1955. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 02/09/1956). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN(R) (With seniority dated 01/09/1956). He served in HMCS Jonquirere for Sea Training 1958. (Transferred to RCN 1958). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 03/08/1958). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/06/1958). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Junior Officers Technical and Leadership Courses 1958. He served in HMCS Outremont as Weapons Officer 1959. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Long Weapons Course 1960. He served in HMCS Columbia as Weapons Officer 1961. He served in HMCS Stadacona On Staff of Assistant Chief of Staff (Operational Readiness) to Flag Officer Atlantic 1963. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1965). He served in H.M.S. Sea Eagle (OEG). He served On Staff of Flag Officer Far East Fleet in H.M.S. Devonshire. He served in H.M.S. Hampshire. He served in HMAS Derwent 1966. He served in HMCS Terra Nova as Executive Officer 1967. He was appointed as a Commander (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/01/1969). He served in HMCS Saguenay (II) (In command) 1969. He served in Canadian Forces Staff College 1970. He served as Division Commander Weapons Division 1971. He served in HMCS Athabaskan (III) (In command) 1972. He was appointed as a Captain (MARS) (With seniority dated 01/07/1974). He served as Commander First Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1974. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 30) 1976. He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 25/07/1977). He served in Canadian Forces Naval Attache Canadian Defence Liaison Staff Washington DC 1977. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (CF) (With seniority dated 01/07/1979). He served as Chief of Maritime Doctrine and Operations 1979. He served in NDHQ as Chief of Personnel Development 1980. He served in Canadian Forces French Language School 1982. He was seconded to Federal Government Ministry of Corporate and Consumer Affairs as Special Project Officer 1983. He served as Commander Maritime Command Pacific 1984-1987. (He was retired on 20/09/1988.)
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Named Features The Admiral Yanow Navy League Cadet Corps is named for him.
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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