Awards to the Royal Canadian Navy 
AWARDS to the ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY for KOREA -
BANFIELD, Nelson Ralph, Lieutenant, CD - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Sioux - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 September 1952. BANFIELD. Nelson Ralph, 0-4184, A/Wt(El) [1.7.44] RCN
HMCS SIOUX(225) DDE, (?) Wt(L) [1.7.44]
HMCS UGANDA(66) LCB, (7.8.45-?)
Lt(L) [15.12.48]
HMCS SIOUX(225) DDE, (2.7.50-?) CD~[?]
NSHQ (17.5.52-?)
MID~[27.9.52]
St/PNO/West Coast, (27.9.54-?)
LCdr(L) [10.11.55]
HMCS BYTOWN(D/S) for HMCS KOOTENAY(258) DDE, stand by, (30.12.57-?)
HMCS FRASER(233) DDE, (20.2.59-?) (140/60)
PNO/Montreal(E57) (2.5.60-?) (430/60)
Cdr [1.1.64] NMCJS/Washington/Niagara(E52) (31.7.64-?)

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BONNER, Albert Leo, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2), BEM, CD
 - Distinguished Service Medal - RCN / HMCS Nootka
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952.
  Awarded DSM in WW2 as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946, Chief Yeoman in HMCS Uganda.
BONNER. Albert Leo, 0-7477, (Saint John NB)
CPO/Yeomn, V-2293, RCNVR, MID~[5.6.43] BEM~[5.1.46] WWII Awards
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DDE, CPO 2, DSM~[20.12.52] Korea Award
A/Cd/Com [2.10.53] RCN,
HMCS CORNWALLIS for Com/School, (16.12.53-?)
HMCS MICMAC(214) DDE, (2.3.54-?)
FOAC for Asst/StO/Com, (14.3.55-?)
FOAC for StO/Com, (24.8.55-?) Lt [1.1.55] CD~[?]
HMCS MICMAC(214) DDE, (18.8.57-?)
HMCS CAPE BRETON(100) ARE, (13.6.58-?)
HMCS IROQUOIS(217) DDE, (17.10.58-?) (130)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (30.6.60-?)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (28.6.61-?) {130/12)
HMCS NADEN(N18) (28.3.63-?)
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BOVEY, John Henry Gordon, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Cross - 
RCN \ HMCS Crusader - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953.
Joined RCNVR Company Montreal as A/S/Lt(Temp) on 27 November 1937.
Promoted Lieutenant(Temp), RCNVR on 26 February 1939
Activated and to HMC Naval Base, Sydney, CB Ext/Def on 12 September 1939 Commanding Officer of HMC P.T. 5 on 6 August 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMC ML 058(Q058) from 20 October 1941 to December 1941 To HMCS Swift Current( Minesweeper - J254) on 2 January 1942 to 30 April 1942.
To HMCS Vision (Patrol Vessel - Z30) on 1 May 1942. Group signals officer while in HMS Caldwell.
Promoted A/LCdr(Temp)RCNVR on 1 January 1944.
To HMCS Monnow (Frigate - K441) to stand by from 7 February 1944 to 7 March 1944. Served on HMCS Monnow (Frigate - K441) from 8 March 1944.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Wallaceburg (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J336), as LCdr, from 22 May 1945 to 16 July 1956 as senior officer W7 Group.
Post-war served in HMS Argonaut. Commanding Officer of HMCS Qu’Appelle I (River Class Destroyer - H69), as a Lieutenant, from 10 October 1945 to 25 November 1945.
Commanded HMCS Crusader ("C" Class Destroyer - 228) from 3 April 1952 to 7 July 1953. This ship departed Esquimalt on 25 May 1952, arrived in Theatre on 21 June 1952, departed for home on 18 June 1953, and arrived in Esquimalt on 1 July 1953 during the course of its service in Korea.
Second Commanding Officer of HMCS Saguenay II (St. Laurent Class Destroyer Escort - 205) as a Commander from 31 March 1958 to 2 March 1959.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan II (Tribal Class Destroyer - 219) as a Commander from 2 March 1959 to 10 August 1959 and also commanded Third Canadian Escort Squadron during this time.
Appointments ashore included:
Director Service Conditions and Welfare at Naval Service HQ; Deputy Director and Acting Director of Naval Intelligence;
Naval Commander, Newfoundland;
Naval Attaché in Moscow and Helsinki.
After retirement, he was appointed to HMCS Malahat (Naval Reserve Division Victoria) as supernumerary captain for duties as a convoy commodore from 1967 to 1977.
He also had a career in real estate with Pemberton, Holmes Ltd. He became president of Plyad Investment Corporation.
Retired in Victoria. BOVEY. John Henry Gordon, 0-7930, RCNVR Company Montreal
A/S/Lt(Temp) [27.11.37] RCNVR
Lt(Temp) [26.2.39]
HMC Naval Base, Sydney, CB, Ext/Def, (12.9.39-?)
HMC P.T. 5 CO, (6.8.41-?)
HMC ML 058(Q058) CO, (20.10.41-12.41)
HMCS SWIFT CURRENT(J254) m/s, (2.1.42-?)
HMCS VISON(Z30)(A) p/v, (1.5.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [26.2.38]
A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44]
HMCS MONNOW(K441) Fr, stand by (7.2.44-7.3.44)
HMCS MONNOW(K441) Fr, (8.3.44-?)
LCdr(Temp) [1.7.45]
HMCS WALLACEBURG(J336) m/s, CO, (22.5.45-16.7.45)
Lt, RCN
HMCS QU'APPELLE(H69) DD, CO, (10.10.45-25.11.45)
LCdr [12.3.47]
FOAC/StO Intel & Trade (1.5.48-?)
HMCS CRUSADER(228) DD, CO, (3.4.52-7.7.53)
DSC~[13.6.53]
Cdr [1.7.53]
NSHQ For Director Conditions/Welfare (12.8.53-?) CD~[?]
Bronze Star Medal (Combat Distinguishing Device)(USA)~[5.2.55]
RCN Depot Halifax Manning/Cdr East/Coast, (8.8.55-?)
HMCS AVALON CO & Commander Newfoundland, (30.7.56-?)
HMCS SAGUENAY(206) DDE, CO, (13.3.58-2.3.59)
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CCC 3, CO, (2.3.59-10.8.59) (130)
HMCS NADEN(N18) XO, (18.8.60-?) NSHQ(D13) (29.6.62-?)
Tri/Service(E80) (Attaché USSR and Finland) (7.7.63-?) A/Capt(WHA)
Reverted to Cdr, CFHQ/Administraion Unit(0000) (10.8.65-?)
"LCdr Bovey has at all times shown considerable qualities of leadership, especially in operating his ship in enemy waters within range of enemy guns. By his initiative, he has caused much damage to gun positions and enemy troops. His coolness, excellent judgment and cheerfulness have set a fine example to his ship's company." BOVEY, John Henry Gordon, Commander - Bronze Star with "V" Combat Distinguished Device (United States of America) - RCN / HMCS Crusader - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 February 1955. "For meritorious achievement in the performance of outstanding duties to the Government of the United States, while serving with the United Nations blockading and Escort Force as Commanding Officer of HMCS Crusader (DDE 228). On 15 April 1953, HMCS Crusader, under the outstanding leadership of Lieutenant-Commander Bovey, was positioned and controlled so as to inflict great damage to the enemy while interdicting the North Korean coast rail supply route. A record to date was established in the number of enemy trains stopped and the amount of damage inflicted by any one unit of the interdiction forces in a single day. Stopping one Northbound train in the morning, the accurate guns of HMCS Crusader destroyed three cars, damaged five cars and caused secondary explosions. Later on the same day, the Crusader continued her outstanding performance and destructive gunfire effect by stopping two Southbound trains causing considerable damage. In addition to the constant threat of enemy shore battery fire, the additional hazard of mines was brought to mind rather sharply when Crusader sank a Mark 26 type mine. LCdr Bovey, in leading his ship, was attested to by "Well done" messages from the Commander Naval Forces Far East, Commander Seventh Fleet, and Commander Task Force Ninety-Five. His actions were a great credit to himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United Nations war effort in Korea. The Combat distinguishing device is authorized."

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BROCK, Jeffry Vanstone, Captain, DSC, CD - Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
 - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 22 December 1951.
  Born in Vancouver on 29 August 1913.  Joined Winnipeg Division of RCNVR in 1934.
  Commanding Officer of Vancouver Division HQ in 1936.
  Mobilized for WW2 service as Staff Signals Officer to Flag Officer Pacific Coast 1939.
  To HMS King Alfred 1940.
  To HMS Berkshire as First Lieutenant on 1940.
Commanding Officer of HMS Kirkella in 1941.
Commanding Officer of HMS Ranunculus.
Commanding Officer of HMS Stonecrop.
Commanding Officer of HMS Bazely (1942).
  Spare Escort Commander Western Approaches.
  Senior Officer 6th Canadian Escort Group 1945.
  Senior officer Western Naval Reserve Divisions 1945.
  Awarded Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) as per Canada Gazette of 3 August 1946.
  Transferred from RCNVR to RCN in 1946.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Ontario (Cruiser - 53) from 16 June 1946 to 29 June 1947.
  RCAF Staff College course 1947.
  NHQ as Member of the Joint Planning Staff (Naval) in 1948.
  NHQ as Director Naval Plans and Operations 1948.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga (Tribal Class Destoryer - 218) and
 Captain (D) West Coast Canadian Destroyer Flotilla from 5 July 1950 to 24 May 1951.
  Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East for Korean War Service 1950 (awarded DSO).
  Naval Member of Directing Staff National Defence College of Canada in 1951.
  To Niobe as Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff London, UK and
 as Canadian Member to Military Agency for Standardization in 1954.
  Promoted Commodore as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic 1957.
  Naval Headquarters as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air & Warfare)
 and Member of the Naval Board of Canada in 1958.
  Promoted Rear-Admiral and made Vice-Chief of Naval Staff in 1961.
  Member of Canada US Permanent Joint Board of Defence in 1961.
  To Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and Maritime Commander Atlantic
 and Commander NATO Atlantic Sub Area in 1963.
  He was retired prematurely on 1 November 1964 by the Minister of National Defence
 during the unification of the three armed forces.
BROCK. Jeffry "Jeff" Vanstone, 0-8900,
Born:  Vancouver, BC, 29 Sep 1913 Lived at Winnipeg, MB Died:  Kingston, Ontario 5 Jan 1997
RCNVR Half Company Vancouver S/Lt [21.3.34] RCNVR, Lt [20.2.36]
RCNVR Division Vancouver CO, (1.9.39-10.11.39) A/LCdr(Temp) [1.7.41]
MID~[24.6.44] Cdr [1.7.44]
HMCS EASTVIEW(K665) Fr, (3.11.44-?)
HMCS CHIPAWA, CO, 15.7.45-?) Demobilized. [2.11.45] RCN,
DSC~[3.8.46] HMCS ONTARIO(52) LCB, CO, (15.6.46-29.6.47)
HMCS ONTARIO(52) LCB, XO, (30.6.47-?)
Capt [1.1.50]
HMCS CAYUGA(218) DDE, CO, (5.7.50-24.5.51)
Cdr Canadian DD's Pacific (6.7.50-?) MID~[14.7.51] CD~[?]
NDC Kingston (17.7.51-?) DSO~[22.12.51]
NDC (3.9.52-?)
HMCS NIOBE (NMCS London) (28.8.53-?)
HMCS NIOBE(NMCS London) additional for NMCJS, (1.9.54-?)
A/Cmdre(WHA)
Officer-Legion of Merit(USA)~[16.4.55]
Cmdre [3.1.57]
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) for additional, (18.6.57-?)
HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, additional, Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic, (10.7.57-?)
HMCS HAIDA(215) DDE, additional, Senior Office Afloat (Atlantic) (2.6.58-?)
NSHQ for Asst/CNS(Air/Warefare) (8.7.58-?)
Radm [1.2.61] (130) (D10)
St/V/CNS, (30.6.61-?)
FOAC(E00) & MARCONATL(E01) (4.7.63-?)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (23.11.64-?)
Retired 1 Nov 1964.
Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR 1934 Acting Lieutenant RCNVR 20 February 1936 Lieutenant RCNVR 20 February 1936 Acting Lieutenant-Commander RCNVR 01 July 1941 Commander (Temporary) RCNVR 01 July 1944 Commander RCN 1946 (with seniority 1 July 1944) Captain RCN 01 January 1950 Commodore RCN 03 January 1957 Rear-Admiral RCN 01 February 1961
          "For courage, initiative and vigorous leadership during
          the Chinnampo evacuation while in command of HMCS Cayuga".


BROCK, Jeffry Vanstone, Captain, DSO, DSC, CD - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 14 July 1952.


BROCK, Jeffry Vanstone, Captain, DSO, DSC, CD
 -  Officer - Order of the Legion of Merit (United States of America)
 - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955.
        

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BROWN, Harry Edward, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952.


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CLARK, Lennox, Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952.

        "CPO Clark has set an example of devotion to duty which has been an
 inspiration to all who have served with him.  His work in connection with the
 maintenance of electrical fire control equipment has been of an exceptionally
 high calibre and has necessitated many hours of extra work, both at sea and
 in port.  His perseverance and skill have contributed a large part of the fine
 gunnery record of HMCS Athabaskan culminating in the destruction of two enemy trains."


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COLLIER, Andrew Lawrence ("Andy"), Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 22 December 1951.
  Born Kamloops, B.C. on 3 June 1924.
  Naval Cadet RCN 1 September 1942 at Royal Roads.
  Midshipman RCN 15 August 1943 and to HMS Anson and HMS King George VI for training.
  Acting Sub-Lieutenant in 1945 and to RCN Barracks Halifax.
  HMCS Nootka in 1945.
  Shearwater 1947.
  To RN Navigation Direction Qualifying Course in 1948.
  Naden at Navigation Direction Training Centre 1949.
  To HMCS Ontario as Fighter Direction Officer in 1949.
  To HMCS Cayuga for service in Korea as the Navigating Officer in 1950.
  To Stadacona at Navigation Direction School 1951.
  Aide-de-Camp (P) 1951.
  To Star as Deputy Command Training Officer 1953.
  Advanced (Danger) Navigation Course in 1951.
  To HMCS Magnificent as Navigation Officer in 1954.
  Reserve Training Commander and Training Commander at Naden in 1957.
  To Venture as Executive officer in 1958.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena (II) (St. Laurent Class Destroyer Escort)
 from 22 February 1960 to 11 January 1962.
  To Royal Naval Staff Course in 1962.
  Captain Sea Training on Staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast in 1962.
  To NDHQ as Director Naval Plans 1964.
  NDHQ as Director International Plans 1965.
  Commander Seventh Canadian Escort Squadron in 1966.
  Training Command HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff Maritime Training 1967.
  National Defence College of Canada (Course 23) in 1969.
  Deputy Chief of Staff (Combat Readiness) MARCOM in 1970.
  Promoted Commodore and Commander Canadian Flotilla (Atlantic) 1972.
  Senior Liaison Officer (Navy) on Canadian Defence Liaison Staff Washington in 1973.
  Promoted to Rear-Admiral and to NDHQ as Chief of Maritime Operations in 1974.
  Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and Commander Pacific Region in 1975.
  Promoted Vice-Admiral and to MARCOM as Commander of Maritime Command in 1977.
  Retired in 1979.
  Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard in 1980.
  President of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation in 1984.
  Died at Victoria, B.C. on 3 January 1987.
COLLIER. Andrew "Andy" Laurence, 0-14820,
born: Kamloops, BC, 3 June 1924, died: Victoria, BC 3 Jan 1987)
Mid [5.8.43] RCN,
S/Lt [15.9.44] Lt [1.12.45]
HMCS NOOTKA(R96) DD, stand by, (22.7.46-6.8.46)
HMCS NOOTKA(R96) DD, (7.8.46-?)
HMCS NOOTKA(R96) DD, (22.6.47-?)
HMCS ONTARIO(53) LCB, (2.9.49-?)
HMCS CAYUGA(218) DD, (1950?)
RCNB Halifax, ND/School, (21.5.51-?) DSC~[22.12.51]
HMCS PORTE SAINT LOUIS(183) YMG, XO, stand by (18.8.52-28.8.52)
HMCS PORTE SAINT LOUIS(183) YMG, XO, (29.8.52-?)
HMCS STAR for COND, (28.3.53-?)
HMCS PORTE SAINT JEAN(180) YMG, CO, (9.5.53-?)
LCdr(N) [1.12.54] CD~[?]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, (28.10.54-?)
Cdr [1.1.57]
RCNB Esquimalt for Reserve/Trg/Cdr, (4.3.57-?)
HMCS VENTURE, XO, (19.8.58-?) (130/01)
HMCS SKEENA(207) DDE, CO, (22.2.60-11.1.62)
NMCJS/London/Niobe(E50) (12.3.61-?)
Capt [1.1.62]
FOAC(E00) (7.9.62-?)
NSHQ(D00) (25.5.64)&(1.12.64) (1965 NDHQ/Dep/Ch/Plans(3200))
RAdm [1.10.74]
VAdm [15.6.77]
CMM~[25.6.77] Retried: 1979
Naval Cadet RCN 01 September 1942 (Royal Roads) Midshipman RCN 15 August 1943 (To HMS Anson and HMS King George VI) Acting Sub-Lieutenant RCN 15 April 1945 (To HMCS Nootka) Sub-Lieutenant RCN 1945 (To HMCS Naden, Esquimalt) Lieutenant RCN 01 December 1945 (To HMCS Ontario and HMCS Cayuga) Lieutenant-Commander RCN 01 December 1953 (Navigation Officer in HMCS Magnificent) Commander RCN 01 January 1957 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena) Captain RCN 01 January 1962 (Deputy Chief of Staff (Combat Readiness) MARCOM) Commodore CF 01 July 1972 (Commander Canadian Flotilla (Atlantic) Rear-Admiral CF 01 October 1974 (Chief of Maritime Operations) Vice-Admiral CF 15 June 1977 (Commander of Maritime Command) Retired 1979

On 5 December 1950, HMCS Cayuga lead the six destroyers up the estuary known as the Daido­ko to the port of Chinnampo. The channel up the Daido­ko is narrow, tortuous and shallow plus had been heavily mined by the North Koreans. Lt Collier was navigating officer on HMCS Cayuga on this dangerous passage at night. Collier made 132 fixes, most of them by radar, showing the position of the ship in relation to the channel marker buoys and nearby landmarks, and the accuracy of his navigation undoubtedly played a large part in ensuring the success of the entire operation to evacuate Chinnampo. Awarded Commander - Order of Military Merit (CMM) as per Canada Gazette of 25 June 1977. Medals of Vice-Admiral Andrew Laurence COLLIER, CMM, DSC, CD CMM - DSC (GVI) - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star bar France & Germany - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - Canadian Korea Medal - UN Korea Medal - Canada Centennial Medal - EIIR Silver Jubilee - CD and two BARS. * * * * * DAVIES, Ralph Evans, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 September 1952. DAVIES. Ralph Evans, 0-18382,
HMCS CAYUGA(218) DDE
CPO 2, MID [27.9.52]
A/Cd/Com [15.3.57] RCN, HMCS CORNWALLIS (15.3.57-?) CD~[?]
HMCS QUINTE(149) MCB, (30.9.57-?)
RCNB Halifax additional, (8.5.59-?) (420/12)
HMCS FORT ERIE(312) FFE, (4.9.62-?) (420/08)
FOAC(E00) (15.6.64)&(4.1.65-?)
* * * * * DEAR, Edward Victor, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 14 July 1951. DEAR. Edward Victor, 0-18885
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE
CPO 2, MID [14.7.51] A/Cd(E) [15.9.50] RCN,
HMCS SHEARWATER (9.11.51-?)
HMC Dockyard Halifax, (3.3.52-?) CD~[?]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, (2.5.53-?)
HMCS GRANBY(180) Diving tender, (27.2.54-?)
Lt(E)* [1.4.54]
HMCS BROCKVILLE(178) FSE, (20.9.54-?)
HMCS BROCKVILLE(178) FSE, Sqn/EO, (6.1.55-?)
Lt(E) [23.6.52]
NSHQ for Stand by, HMCS COLUMBIA(260) DDE, (29.6.59-6.11.59)
HMCS COLUMBIA(260) DDE, (7.11.59-?)
Lt (140/40)
Cmdre/Supt/Pac(N10)St/Cmdre/Supt, (20.6.60-?)
LCdr (140/40) [23.6.60]
HMCS NADEN(N18) (6.12.60-?)
PNO/West(N56) (3.4.62-?)
NDHQ/Comp/Gen(7000) (24.4.65-?)
* * * * * EMMERSON, Frederick Charles, Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Nootka - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 May 1952. * * * * * EWALD, Frederick, Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1), CD - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Crusader - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 June 1953. * * * * * FORTIN, Joseph Emilien Benoit, Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Medical Branch - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953. "On 2nd October, 1952, an enemy shell struck the ship, killing or wounding several men. While serving in charge of a medical party, although wounded himself, he administered first aid to all in need, with total disregard for his own needs. His fine example of courage and devotion to duty when in danger were in the best traditions of the Medical Branch." On board HMCS IROQUOIS, the toughest part of the Iroquois' fight with a shore battery began when the fight finished. The Iroquois, with an American destroyer escort, USS MARSH, was making a daylight interdiction bombardment on a coastwise stretch of the main North Korean railway line. Sometime previously, HMS CHARITY (destroyer) caught a train on this section of line and blasted it and several hundred yards of track, successfully cutting the Reds' principal east coast line of communication. The interdiction task, which the IROQUOIS and MARSH were carrying out on the afternoon of October 2 1952, was designed to keep that line cut. Working parties could be seen in the area, toiling to get the line back into service. The IROQUOIS, with the MARSH supporting, opened up with her 4-inch armament and sent, the road gang, scurrying for cover. The shore battery fired on the two ships as they were turning to seaward, the operation just about finished for the day. Close on the heels of a couple of ranging rounds, a shell hit "B" gun deck. It killed LCdr. John Quinn and AB Elburne Baikie instantly. AB Wallis Burden was critically wounded and died several hours later. Ten men suffered light wounds from fragments and blast. "B" gun deck was covered in a pall of powder smoke. It was impossible to determine, from the bridge, the number of casualties or the extent of the damage. Shells from ashore were still bracketing the ship as she snaked her way out of range at full speed, all guns blazing at the battery, and black smoke pouring astern. The doctor, Surgeon Lieutenant Donald Brooks of Toronto, was treating the wounded while enemy shells were still splashing alongside the ship. The ship's medical assistant, PO Emilien Fortin, of Giffard, Quebec, and the first aid party were hard at work under the doctor's direction. After Lieutenant Brooks examined each of the wounded men, the first aid party, with the help of many other willing hands, began to move them aft. They were bedded down in the sick bay, the captain's day cabin and the after canopy. For a few hours, the flat was the busiest place in the ship. Men were spread out on the deck, covered with blankets, winter jackets and anything else available. Other men worked over them, bandaging, cleaning, and passing out cigarettes and warming cups of tea. For several hours, the doctor devoted all his attention to AB Burden, the one man on the critically injured list. In spite of a shrapnel wound in his right leg, PO Fortin worked with the doctor the whole time. Lieutenant(L) Earl McConechy assisted them. None of the others was in danger.
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FRASER-­HARRIS, Alexander Beaufort Fraser, Commander, DSC*, CD - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Nootka - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 May 1952.
  Born Halifax, Nova Scotia 16 November 1916.
  Naval Cadet RN 1 September 1930 at Royal Naval College
 on Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship.
  Midshipman RN 1936.
  To HMS Achilles for Training 1936.
  To HMS Repulse for Training in 1936.
  To HMS Westcott for Training 1937 doing international non-intervention
 Patrols for Spanish Civil War.
  Acting Sub-Lieutenant RN 1 January 1937; Sub-Lieutenant RN 1938.
  To HMS Winshelsea for Watchkeeping Certificate 1938.
  To Flying Training at Civilian Clubs and to RAF Netheravon for Flying Training in 1938.
  Awarded Wings 1 April 1939.
  To RNAS Donbristle for Naval Fighter Course and Advanced Flying Training in 1938.
  To HMS Argus for Deck Landing Training 1939.  Lieutenant RN 15 April 1939.
  HMCS Glorious with No. 803 Squadron flying Skua aircraft in 1939.
  To RNAS Wick for Convoy Patrols in late 1939.
  Flew off of HMS Glorious for raids to sink cruiser Konigsberg in 1940.

  Awarded Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) on 26 June 1940:
  "He was shot down during attacks on shipping and seaplane base at
 Trodeheim, Norway, and returned to the United Kingdom."

  To RNAS Yeovilton for No. 759 Fighter Training Squadron as Instructor in 1940.
  LCdr(P) on 16 August 1945.
  To HMS Tern (II) for No. 801 Squadron flying Hurricanes as Flight Commander in 1942.

 Awarded Bar to Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*) on 22 September 1942:
  "He was shot down in the desert attacking airfields at Oran and was a POW
 of French Forces for five days in 1942."

  To HMS Ark Royal as Commanding Officer of No. 807 Squadron flying Skua aircraft.
  To No. 807 Squadron flying Fulmar aircraft off of HMS Argus.
  To HMS Furious with No. 807 Squadron flying Seafire.
  Promoted to Acting LCdr (A) RN on 1 February 1943 and to
 Senior Operations Officer to Flag Officer Naval Air Service in 1943.
  To RAF Millfield for Wing Leader's Course (Spitfires II and V) in 1944.
  Promoted to LCdr (P) RN 16 August 1945 and to HMS Afrikander (RNAS Wingfield)
 as Commanding Officer 1945.
  Transferred to RCNR 1946 as LCdr (P) with Seniority 13 November 1946.
  To Naval HQ as Commanding Officer Naval Air Section 1946.
  First Commanding Officer of No. 1 Training Air Group May 1947 to July 1948.
  Promoted to Commander 1 July 1948 and Appointed to Stadacona
 as Commander-in-Command of Royal Canadian Naval Air Section at Dartmouth in 1948.
  Acting Captain 1 December 1948 but reverted to Commander 1 August 1949
 and sent to USN War College Course.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Nootka (II) (213) from 29 August 1950
 to 16 September 1951 and took the ship to Korea.
  To Stadacona as Commander RCN Barracks in 1951.
  Promoted Captain RCN 1 January 1954 and to Naval HQ as
 Director of Naval Aviation from March 1953 to October 1955.
  National Defence College of Canada in 1955.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Magnificent (Aircraft Carrier - 21)
 from August 1956 to June 1957.
  Took ship to Suez canal crisis and served as Naval Deputy to UN Commander in 1956.
  To Staff of Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic as
 Assistant Director (Plans and annual Review) in 1957.
  To Naval Headquarters as Director of Naval Ship Requirements 1960.
  Promoted Commodore 12 October 1962 and to Naval HQ as
 Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air and Warfare) from October 1962 to July 1964.
 He opposed the Liberal government's plans for unification, believing that these
 would reduce the armed forces to chaos. Although promised a promotion in a private
 meeting with Paul Hellyer, the Minister of National Defence, he resigned rather
 than become a general in a bottle-green uniform in the unified armed forces and
 retired on 29 April 1965.
After retirement he became managing director of Grenada Yacht Services and skipper of the 100 ft ketch Ring Anderson on charter in the West Indies. Later skippered private yachts in the Mediterranean. Twelve years later, he retired to the United States where, as a yacht surveyor, he specialised in fibreglass manufacture and forensic work for courts. He also wrote for Nautical Quarterly, and travelled worldwide to review new boats. In 1985 Fraser-Harris moved to England where he took up drawing, painting and relief carving.
He was married four times. His first marriage was to Monica Brooks in 1938, the second to Joan Smithers Oosthuizen in 1946 and the third to Elizabeth MacDermot in 1956. In 1976 he married Jean Macleod West, who swapped her job as secretary of the Bach Choir in London for life as cook-mate aboard a 40 ft ketch in the Bahamas. Died in England on 29 October 2003. FRASER-HARRIS. Alexander Beaufort Fraser, 0-25245, Cadet [1.9.30] RN Mid 1936, A/S/Lt [1.1.37] S/Lt 1938 Wings awarded [1.4.39] Lt [16.5.39] DSC [25.6.40] "He was shot down during attacks on shipping andseaplane base at
Trodheim Norway, andreturned to the UK" Bar to DSC [22.9.42] "He was shot down in the desert attacking airfields at Oran and was a POW of French forces for 5 days in 1942" LCdr(A) [1.2.43]
LCdr(P) [16.8.45] awarded additional seniority for 'Meritorious War Service' LCdr(A) [16.8.45] Transferred RCN(R) 1946 - LCdr(P) [13.11.46] RCN(R) Transferred RCN 1946 - LCdr [19.12.46]
Cdr [1.7.48] A/Capt [1.12.48] reverted Cdr [1.8.49]
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DD, CO, (29.8.50-16.9.51) MID [10.5.52]
Capt [1.1.54] Awarded Legionnaire - Legion of Merit, by USA [16.4.55]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) CVL, CO, (3.8.56-14.6.57)
HMCS NIOBE additional, (15.6.57-?)
HMCS NIAGARA additional for SACLANT, Asst/Director Plans (8.7.57-?)
NMCJS/Washington/Niagara(E52) (110) (27.6.60-?)
NSHQ(D17) St/Asst/CNS/Air/Warfare (1.8.60-?)
Cmdre [12.10.62] NSHQ(D17) (12.10.62-?)
HMCS BYTOWN(E48) (22.8.64-?)
Retired 29.4.65
For Service as the Commanding Officer of HMCS Nootka during her Korean deployment leaving Halifax on 25 November 1950 and arriving in Sasebo on 14 January 1951. HMCS Nootka left Korea on 20 July 1951 and arrived in Halifax on 21 August 1951. FRASER-­HARRIS, Alexander Beaufort Fraser, Captain, DSC*, CD - Legionnaire - Legion of Merit (United States of America) - RCN / HMCS Nootka Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955. "For exceptionally meritorious service in the performance of outstanding services, expert seamanship, sound judgement and devotion to the highest traditions of the naval service" * * * * * GIROUX, Gerald Joseph, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 February 1954. GIROUX. Gerald Joseph, 0-27309, Ord/S/Lt [1.6.50] RCN,
HMCS QUEBEC(31) LCB, (14.1.52-?)
Ord/Lt [1.5.51]
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, (15.9.52-?) MID~[20.2.54]
NSHQ for Ord/Overseer/West Coast, (3.1.56-?)
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) for HMCS MARGAREE(230) DDE, stand by, (11.3.57-4.10.57)
HMCS MARGAREE(230) DDE, & CANCOMCORTRON 2 Sqn/Ord, (5.10.57-?)
LCdr [1.5.59] (140/50)
NSHQ(D64) (5.12.60-?) Special/Sect(I90) (1.5.61-?)
NSHQ (D74) (5.3.62-?) CD~[?]
NSD/Montreal(E63) (30.5.64-?)
"Throughout the tour of duty of HMCS Athabaskan in Korean Waters commencing December, 1952, the ship has been plagued by fire control maintenance problems. By constant devotion to duty and unremitting hard work, Lt. Giroux has set and inspiring personal example to his department which resulted in the guns being kept in operational condition. Specifically, HMCS Athabaskan sailed for East Coast patrol in June, 1953, with defective fire control equipment which was considered unrepairable without Dockyard assistance. Lt. Grioux and his department worked for 72 hours without rest and successfully overcame the defects in time for HMCS Athabaskan to destroy two enemy trains carrying important supplies to the North Korean Army front line." * * * * * GOLD, Alfred, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Crusader - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 February 1954. GOLD. Alfred, HMCS CRUSADER(228) DD, CPO 2, MID [6.2.54] "CPO Gold's outstanding attention to duty and his initiative as Director Layer during long periods of action stations contributed greatly to the record number of trains stopped on 15th April 1953, and the damage inflicted by HMCS Crusader while operating on the Korean East Coast." * * * * * HURL, David William, Commissioned Gunner - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 July 1951. HURL. David William, 0-35175, A/Cd/Gnr(TAS) [4.11.49] RCN
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, (15.4.50-?)
MID~[13.7.51]
Lt* [25.7.52]
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, (21.8.52-?) CD~[?]
RCNB Hfx for JOLTC, (13.12.53-?)
HMCS COWICHAN(147) MCB, stand by, (8.12.53-9.12.53)
HMCS COWICHAN(147) MCB, CO, (10.12.53-?)
HMCS DISCOVERY Vancouver Naval Division, Staff Officer Training (24.2.54-?)
HMCS CORDOVA(158) MCB, O, (28.8.54-?)
HMCS CHIPPAWA additional, (31.5.55-?)
Released [14.8.56]
* * * * * JAMIESON, Gerald Edwin, Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953. "On 2nd October, 1952, and enemy shell struck the ship in the quarters or wounded, by his example of courage and coolness, he rallied the gun crews and kept his guns in action. His outstanding bravery and leadership inspired the men serving under him." * * * * * KING, Dudley Gawen, Captain, CD - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 September 1952. Commanding Officer of HMCS Arvida (Flower Class Corvette - K113) from 19 April 1942 to 30 June 1942. Commanding Officer of HMCS Stettler (River Class Frigate - K681) from 7 April 1944 to 9 November 1944 (received MID). Commanding Officer of HMCS Provider (Supply Ship - F100) from 20 November 1945 to 22 March 1946. Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (II) (Tribal Class Destroyer Post War Construction - 219) from 3 July 1951 to 23 July 1952. Commanding Officer of HMCS Algonquin (I) (Destroyer 'V' Class - 224) from 29 November 1957 to 23 September 1958. KING. Dudley Gawen, 0-39100, RCNVR Half Company Vancouver Sup/Res [25.1.38] RCNVR A/Lt(Temp) [11.10.39] HMC Naval Base, Prince Rupert (23.10.39-?) HMCS ARVIDA (K113) Cof, (22.5.41-?) HMC ML 054 (Q054) CO, (19.4.42-30.6.42) HMCS ARVIDA (K113) Cof, (7.8.42-?) Lt(Temp) [11.10.38] HMCS ARVIDA (K113) Cof, CO, (21.9.42-15.3.44) A/LCdr(Temp) [1.1.44] HMCS STETTLER (K681) Fr, CO, stand by (20.3.44-6.5.44) HMCS STETTLER (K681) Fr, CO, (7.5.44-9.11.45) MID~[10.8.44] LCdr [1.1.45] LCdr RCN, HMCS PROVIDER (F100) stc, CO, (20.11.45-22.3.46) Cdr [1.7.47] FOPC for CoSt (7.9.49-?) HMCS ATHABASKAN (219) DD, CO, (3.7.51-23.7.52) Capt [1.7.52] DSC~ [27.9.52] Awarded Legionnaire-Legion of Merit(USA)~[16.4.55] HMCS ALGONQUIN (224) DD, CO, (29.11.57-23.9.58) RCNB Halifax, (24.9.58-?)
HMCS NIAGARA for Attach SACLANT, Asst/Dir/Plans/Def/OPS, (14.1.59-?) (130)
NMCJS/Washington/Niagara(E52) (27.7.64-?)
Commander King served as Canadian Commander Destroyers Far East (CANCOMDESFE) from 27 May 1952 to 20 June 1952 while Commanding HMCS Athabaskan. HMCS Athabaskan left Canada on 02 August 1951 and arrived in Asia on 01 September 1951. The ship departed Asia on 21 June 1952 and arrived back in Canada on 09 July 1952. KING, Dudley Gawen, Captain, DSC, CD - Legionnaire - Legion of Merit (United States of America) - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955. * * * * * LANDYMORE, William Moss, Captain, CD - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953. Born at Brantford, Ontario on 21 July 1916. Officer Cadet at Royal Military College of Canada as Special Entry Number 40 in 1934. Appointed to RCN 1936 and made a Naval Cadet RCN at Stadacona on 28 August 1936. To HMS Frobisher for Training in 1936. To HMS Emerald for Training in 1937 and earned the Naval General Service Medal for service in the Palestine Campaign. To HMS Glasgow in 1938. To HMS Victory in 1939. To HMS Windsor in 1939. To HMCS Fraser in 1940 and survived the sinking of HMCS Fraser (River Class Destroyer - H48) in collision with HMS Calcutta on 25 June 1940. To HMCS Margaree in 1940 and survived the sinking of HMCS Margaree. To HMS Excellent for Long Gunnery Course in 1942. To HMS Grenville in 1943. To Naval HQ for duty with Director of Warfare and Training in 1944. To HMCS Uganda in 1944. To Naval HQ as Staff Gunnery Officer in 1945. To Naval HQ as Deputy Director of Weapons and Tactics 1946. To HMS President for RN Staff Course in and Tactical Course in 1949. To Joint Services Staff Course in 1949. Director of Manning And Personnel Statistics in 1950. Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois (I) (Tribal Class Destroyer) from 21 October 1951 to 31 October 1953 including Korean War Service. Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East from 20 June 1952 to 26 November 1952. Promoted Captain and had a second term as Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East (CANCOMDESFE) from 18 June 1953 to 6 November 1953. To Imperial Defence College course in 1953. To Naval HQ as Director Naval Plans and Operations in 1955. To Naval HQ on Staff of Legal Officer in 1957. Commanding Officer of HMCS Bonaventure (Aircraft Carrier) from 15 January 1958 to 11 September 1959. Promoted Commodore and made Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Command in 1959. To HMCS Bonaventure as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic in 1962. Promoted to Rear-Admiral and made Flag Officer Pacific Coast and Maritime Commander Pacific 1962. Made Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and Senior Officer in Chief Command and Maritime Commander Atlantic and Commander Canadian Atlantic Sub-Area in 1964. Commander Maritime Command and Commander Canadian Atlantic Sub-Area in 1966. Retired prematurely by the Minister of National Defence during the unification of the three armed forces on 19 July 1966 effective 5 April 1967. In Retirement, he served with distinction on the Board of the Grace Hospital, Halifax, for which he was awarded the Salvation Army Cross of the Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Services and was made and Honorary member of the Nova Scotia Health Organizations.
He died in Halifax on 27 November 2008.
LANDYMORE. William "Bill" Moss, 0-40220, Special entry No. 40, Cdt 1934, RMCC 1934, discharged 1936 for entry RCN Cdt [28.8.36] HMCS STADACONA 1936, HMS FROBISHER 1936 Mid [1.5.37] HMS EMERALD (1.5.37-?) HMS GLASGOW (12.10.38-?) A/S/Lt [1.5.39] HMS VICTORY 1939, HMS WINDSOR 1939 Lt [1.11.40] HMCS FRASER (H48) DD, (6.3.40-?) HMCS MARGAREE (H49) DD, (6.9.40-?) RCN Base. Esquimalt, (31.12.40-?) HMS EXCELLENT 1942, HMS GRENVILL 1943, NSHQ 1944 HMCS UGANDA (66) L/Cr, stand by, (5.6.44-20.10.44) HMCS UGANDA (66) L/Cr, (21.10.44-?) A/LCdr(G) [5.6.44] NSHQ 1945, MID~[5.1.46] LCdr [1.5.47] HMS PRESIDENT 1948
Cdr [1.7.49] CD~[?]
HMCS IROQUOIS(217) DDE, CO, (21.10.51-19.6.52)
A/Capt [1.6.52]
HMCS IROQUOIS(217) DDE, CO, (20.6.52-25.11.52) & Cdr DD's
Far East (26.11.52-31.10.53) MID [13.6.53]
Capt [1.1.53]
HMCS BYTOWN(D/S) additional, (17.12.53-?) OBE [20.2.54]
NSHQ for Director Plans & Operations, (21.1.55-?)
NSHQ for St/Ch/Pers, (6.9.57-?)
HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, CO, (15.1.58-11.9.59)
Cmdre [1.10.59]
FOAC CoSt, (1.10.59-?) (130/17) SCOA/Atl(A000) (6.9.62-?)
RAdm [1.11.62]
FOPC(N00) & MARCOMPAC(N01) (1.11.62-?)
FOAC(E00) & MARCOMATL(E01) (16.11.64-?)
Retired 19.5.66 effective 5.5.67
Officer Cadet 1934 (Royal Military College Canada Special Entry No. 40)
Naval Cadet, RCN                                   28 August        1936    (To HMS Frobisher training Cruiser)
Midshipman, RCN                                    01 May            1937    (To HMS Emerald and Palestine Campaign service)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN                     01 May            1939    (To HMCS Fraser in 1940 and survived the sinking)
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN                               01 March         1939    (Seniority effective 01 March 1939)
Lieutenant,  RCN                                      01 November  1940    (To HMCS Margaree after and survived the sinking)
Acting Lieutenant-Commander, RCN        05 June           1944    (Gunnery Officer in HMCS Uganda)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN                  01 May            1947    (Naval HQ as Staff Gunnery Officer)
Commander, RCN                                    01 July            1949    (Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois - Awarded MID)
Acting Captain, RCN                                 19 June           1952    (Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East - Awarded OBE)
Captain, RCN    01 January                                            1953    (Commanding Officer of HMCS Bonaventure)
Commodore, RCN                                    01 November 1959    (Senior Canadian Officer Afloat)
Rear-Admiral, RCN                                  01 November  1962    (Flag Officer Atlantic Coast / Cdr Maritime Command)
Retired                                                      19 July            1966    (Effective 5 May 1967)

           "Captain Landymore, during 5 1/2 months in command of HMCS Iroquois in
           the Korean war area, has led his ship many times into action displaying
           much resource and devotion to duty.  The spirit and cheerfulness of his
           ship's company when damaged in action were very commendable."


LANDYMORE, William Moss, Captain, CD  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 February 1954.

           "Captain Landymore, throughout two tours of duty as
           Commander, Canadian Destroyers, Far East, in Korean Waters,
           has set a fine example of leadership and courage.  As Commanding Officer
           HM Canadian Destroyer Iroquois, he has on several occasions engaged enemy
           shore batteries, and maintained an efficient blockade in enemy waters.
           His devotion to duty has been most marked."


               Medals of Rear-Admiral William Moss LANDYMORE, OBE, CD, RCN:

                          OBE - Naval General Service Medal (GVI) with BAR Palestine - 39/45 Star
             - Atlantic Star - Pacific Star - Defence Medal - CVSM and Claps
             - 39/44 War Medal with MID - Canadian Korean Medal with MID
             - United Nations Korea - EIIR Coronation - CD (GVI) and two Bars.




                                 * * * * *


LANTIER, Dunn, Commander, CD - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Haida
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 06 February 1954.
Joined RCNVR at Montreal in June 1938 as S/Lieutenant.
Promoted to Lieutenant on 15 April 1939 and appointed to Halifax in October 1938.
Served on HMCS Ottawa from April 1942 to January 1943.
Served on HMCS Athabaskan from 3 February 1942 until the ship was sunk
 by T-24 (German Torpedo Boat) on 29 April 1944 and was one of 83 officers
 and men taken prisoner by the Germans.
Remained in POW Camp until the end of the war.
Joined post-war RCN and served on HMCS Uganada and on the aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent.
Commanding Officer HMCS Haida from 1 January 1952 to 28 October 1953.
  HMCS Haida was in the Korean theatre from 6 November 1952 to 12 June 1953 under Lantier.
See page 149 of the book "Unlucky Lady" for more on Lantier.
LANTIER. Dunn, (Joseph Antoine Jacques) 0-40520, (Montreal, PQ)
RCNVR Company Montreal S/Lt [15.6.38] RCNVR, Lt [15.4.39]
HMC Dockyard Halifax, for S/Svc, (9.10.39-?) AdC
HMC Naval Base, Quebec, NCS, (1.4.40-?)
HMCS OTTAWA(H60) DD, (27.4.42-?)
Lt [15.4.38]
HMCS ATHABASKAN(G07) DD, (3.2.43-?) POW rest of war
LCdr [1.6.45]
Lt [1.5.39] RCN
HMCS UGANDA(66) LCB, (16.11.46-?)
LCdr [1.5.47]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, (5.12.50-?)
Cdr [1.1.52]
HMCS HAIDA(215) DD, stand by CO, (1.1.52-?) CD~[?]
HMCS HAIDA(215) DD, CO, stand by, (4.2.52-14.3.52)
HMCS HAIDA(215) DD, (15.3.52-28.10.53)
FOAC/OIC/New entry training, & HMCS D'IBERVILLE, CO, (17.12.53-?)
DSC~[6.2.54]
HMCS BYTOWN(D/S) for Cdn Service College St. Jean, Commandant, (27.8.56-?)
NSHQ for Attache Ambassador Turkey, (14.8.59-?) A/Capt(WHA), (130)
NSHQ(D13) (9.10.62-?)
NSHQ(D10) (3.6.63-?) Cdr
HMCS BYTOWN(E48) (31.1.64-?)
"By his outstanding leadership and daring, Commander Lantier, in command of HMCS Haida, has inflicted considerable damage on the enemy during operations on the West and East Coasts of Korea. His skill and enterprise in effectively attacking and destroying transportation vital to the enemy earned him high commendation from the United Nations Command." Medals of Commander Dunn LANTHIER, DSC, CD, RCN: DSC (EIIR) - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - Canadian Korean Medal - United Nations Korea Medal - CD. * * * * * LEARY, Joseph Ernest, Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Nootka -Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952. LEARY. Joseph Ernest, HMCS NOOTKA(213) DD, CPO 1, MID~[20.12.52] * * * * * MacBRIEN, Joseph James, Lieutenant (P) - Distinguished Flying Cross (United States of America) - RCN / attached USN Task Force 77 Korea, USS Oriskany - Awarded as per Canada Gazette 12 June 1954. Naval Cadet RCN in 1942. Midshipman RCN 15 August 1943. In WW2 served in British and Australian warships in the Pacific. Promoted Acting Sub-Lieutenant RCN 15 April 1945. Promoted Lieutenant RCN 15 January 1946. Navigating Officer of HMCS Crescent (Destroyer) in 1945 to 1946. Commenced flying training in 1946 and received his wings in 1947. Exchange appointment to the United States Navy and served with No. 781 USN Fighter Squadron flying Panthers on board USS Oriskany with Task Force 77 in Korean Waters in November 1942. He returned to Canada in the summer of 1953 and took the Royal Navy Staff Course. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 1 January 1954. On 26 April 1954, he was appointed to the staff of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air) at Naval Headquarters. MacBRIEN. Joseph James "Jo-Jo", 0-43460, Mid [15.8.43] RCN
A/S/Lt [15.4.45] Lt(P) [15.1.46]
19 CAG, for 883 Squadron, (1.12.48-?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, 803 Sqn Seafury a/c #TG116, Lost, at sea, [22.3.49] Pilot saved.
HMCS SHEARWATER for 871 Squadron, (3.12.51-?)
DFC(USA)~[12.6.54] Task Force 77.
LCdr(P) [15.1.54]
NSHQ for Staff Assistant Technical Services Air, (26.4.54-?)
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, add'l, StO/Ops, (16.2.56-?) CD~[?]
Released [30.11.56] "For extraordinary achievement while flying a jet fighter (Panther) on a combat mission over communist­ held North Korea on 1 February 1953. Lieutenant MacBrien led a flight of jet aircraft against an enemy supply area near the town of Pukchong on the vital east coast supply route." Lt. MacBrien served in USS Oriskany of Task Force 77 and flew 66 sorties over Korea, about 50 of these being ground attack strikes against billeting areas, industrial centres, rail installations and power plants. In December 1952, he took part in the biggest carrier strike of the Korean War to that time, the planes hitting four large North Korean rail junctions, one of them on the Yalu River on the border of Communist China. One place, Hysinjin, was almost completely destroyed. Medals of Lieutenant-Commander Joseph James MacBRIEN, CD, RCN: 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - Burma Star with Bar Pacific - CVSM with Clasp - 39/45 War Medal - Canadian Korean - UN Korea - CD - DFC (USA) * * * * * McCULLOCH, Paul Lancelot Steele, Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952. Joined the RCN post-WW2. Served on HMCS Cayuga 1948 to 1949. Joined HMCS Athabaskan and served in the Korean Theatre and received MID in December 1953. Commanding Officer of HMCS Antigonish (Frigate - 301) from 27 April 1964 to 2 September 1965. Commanding Officer of HMCS Restigouche (Destroyer Escort Restigouche Class [DDE] - 257) from 3 January 1968 to 3 August 1970. MCCULLOCH. Paul Lancelot Steele, 0-48417,
Cdt [?] RCN, Mid [3.7.46] A/S/Lt [3.11.47]
HMCS CAYUGA(R04) DD, (9.5.48-?)
HMCS CAYUGA(R04) DD, (15.9.49-?)
Lt [18.6.50]
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, (3.7.50-?) MID~[20.12.53]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, (12.4.54-?)
HMCS ST LAURENT(205) DDE, (29.10.55-?)
HMCS ST LAURENT(205) DDE, (3.12.57-?)
LCdr [18.6.58] (130/01) CD~[?]
HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, (14.03.60-?)
HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, (1.8.60-?)
FOPC(N00) (18.2.63-?)
HMCS ANTIGONISH(301) FFE, CO, (27.4.64-2.9.65)
Trg/Comd/Planing/Group(0058) (20.09.65-?) Cdr [?]
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE(257) DDE, (3.1.68-3.8.70) * * * * * MADGWICK, Edward Thomas, Commander, CD - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Huron - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 May 1952. Commanding Officer of HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer - G63) from 16 May 1949 to 12 January 1950. Commanding Officer of HMCS Huron (Tribal Class Destroyer - G24) from 7 April 1950 to 23 September 1951. HMCS Huron left Canada for Korean Service on 22 January 1951, arrived in Asia on 15 March 1951, departed Asia on 14 August 1951 and arrived back in Canada on 21 September 1951. MADGWICK. Edward Thomas George "Mook", 0-45770
RCN Special entry No.36, Cdt [31.8.34]
HMS FROBISHER, Mid [1.9.35]
HMS DELHI,
HMS DEVONSHIRE (1.5.37-?)
HMS SUSSEX, HMS VICTORY, HMS DRYAD
S/Lt [1.1.38]
HMS EXCELLENT (3.1.38-?)
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE( (17.11.38-?)
Lt(G) [1.5.39]
RCNB Halifax 1940,
HMCS SAMBRO, HMCS OTTAWA(H60) DD, (9.6.40-?)
HMS EXCELLENT 1941,
HMCS IROQUOIS(G89) DD, stand by (1.10.42-29.11.42)
HMCS IROQUOIS(G89) DD, (30.11.42-?)
HMCS ONTARIO(53) LCB, stand by, (10.6.44-25.4.45)
HMCS ONTARIO(53) LCB, (26.4.45-?)
NSHQ 1945, HMCS NIOBE(D/S) XO, (13.11.46-?)
LCdr(G) [1.5.47]
HMCS NIOBE(D/S) XO, & (G)Liaison, (23.8.47-?)
HMCS HAIDA(G63) DD, CO, (16.5.49-12.1.50) CD~[?]
HMCS HURON(216) DDE, CO, (28.2.50-22.3.50)
HMCS HURON(216) DDE, CO, (7.4.50-23.9.51)
US-Legion of Merit~[2.12.50]
Cdr [1.1.51]
NSHQ for Dir/Manning & Stats, (10.4.51-?)
DSC~[10.5.52]
NSHQ add'l (28.9.53-?)
HMCS CORNWALLIS XO, (8.10.53-?)
HMCS CORNWALLIS CO, (11.12.54-23.1.55)
HMCS CORNWALLIS XO, (24.1.55-?)
Awarded Commander-Legion of Merit by USA~[16.4.55]
HMCS MICMAC (214 DDE), CO, (2.9.55-8.7.56)
Capt [1.7.56]
NSHQ for Director Personnel Men, (23.7.56-?)
NSHQ for Director Manning, (1.5.58-?)
FOPC ChSt, (1.8.58-?) (130/17) CCC4(J004) (2.1.61-?)
HMCS NADEN(N18) (28.9.61-?)
NMCJS London Niobe(E50) (8.1.63)&(4.11.63-?) MADGWICK, Edward Thomas, Commander, CD - Commander - Legion of Merit (United States of America) - RCN / HMCS Huron - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955. * * * * * MEADS, John Leonard, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Crusader - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 February 1954. "CPO Mead's devotion to duty under long and trying conditions, his cheerfulness and his high standard of efficiency has been an outstanding example to the men working under him. Due to the untiring efforts of CPO Meads, the efficiency of the communication department of HMCS Crusader has been recognized and complemented by all Task Force and Unit Commanders in whose company the ship has operated." * * * * * MORGAN, Henry Cecil, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952. MORGAN. Henry Cecil, HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DD, CPO 2, MID [20.12.52] * * * * * MOYES, William David, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952. MOYES. William David, 0-53925,
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CPO 2
MID~[20.2.52]
A/Cd/Com [18.12.52] RCN,
HMCS CORNWALLIS Course, (30.3.53-?) CD~[?]
HMCS CRUSADER(228) DD, (29.6.53-?)
RCNB Esquimalt for Commander Training Centre, (12.3.54-?)
FOPC (27.4.54-?) Lt(C) [8.2.54]
RCNB Halifax, for Staff Reserve Training Commander, (30.4.56-?)
FOAC, (13.8.56-?) NSHQ StO, (18.8.58-?)
(130/09) NSHQ(D17) Staff Assistant CNS Air Warfare (5.12.60-?)
LCdr [8.2.62] (420/09)
NDHQ Ch/Tech/Services (1965) (6000)


                             * * * * *


PEARSON, Douglas James, Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) - British Empire Medal (BEM)
 - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 14 July 1951.

        "CPO1 Pearson was the coxswain of HMCS Cayuga during her voyage up
 the estuary known as the Daido­ko to the port of Chinnampo."


                             * * * * *


PLOMER, James, Captain, DSC*, CD  -  Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE)
 - RCN / HMCS Cayuga
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 September 1952.
  Born in the U.K. in 1911.
  Worked for the Bank of Montreal prior to war service.
  Joined Winnipeg Division RCNVR in 1937.
  Served on HMCS Skeena in 1939.
  At outbreak of WW2, to Saint John for Examination service in 1940.
  Loaned to the Royal Navy 1940 to 1942 for service in small craft and minesweepers.
  Group Commander RN Fifth Anti-Submarine and Minesweeping Group in 1942.
  Commanded HMS Sunflower in 1943 (received DSC and BAR when HMS Sunflower
 damaged U-386 on 29 April 1943 and rammed U-533 on 5 May 1943).
  On the planning staff of Transporting Artificial Harbours to Normandy in 1944.
  Officer-in-Charge Tactical School Londonderry in 1944.
  Director Tactical Unit Halifax 1944 to 1945.
Transferred to RCN 1945.
  To HMCS Warrior as First Lieutenant in 1946.
  To Stadacona as Commander of HMC Dockyard Halifax and King's Harbourmaster 1947.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois (I) (Tribal Class Destroyer)
 from 1 March 1946 to 1 June 1947.
To RN Staff Course in 1950.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga (Tribal Class Destroyer - 218)
 from 25 May 1951 to 18 June 1952 and Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East
 from  20 July 1951 to 27 May 1952 (CANCOMDESFE - Korean War Service).
  To Cornwallis as Commanding Officer 1952.
  Promoted Commodore 1956 and made Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel at Naval HQ.
  Senior Canadian Naval Officer Afloat (Atlantic) 1958.
  Deputy Naval Comptroller at Naval HQ 1959.
  Retired 24 September 1962.
  He died at Picton, Ontario 4 May 1986.
PLOMER. James "Jimmy", 0-59510, (b:UK; Winnpeg, MB)
A/Lt [18.5.32]
RCNVR, RCNVR Half Company Saint John
Lt [1.7.37]
HMC Naval Base, Saint John, NB, External Defence, (2.9.39-?)
A/LCdr [1.1.43]
DSC~[13.11.43]
Bar to DSC~[29.4.44]
LCdr [1.1.43] RCN,
HMCS WARRIOR(31) CVL, stand by, (28.7.45-23.1.46)
HMCS WARRIOR(31) CVL, (23.1.46)
HMCS IROQUOIS(G89) DD, CO, (1.3.47-1.6.47)
HMC Dockyard Halifax, CO, and King’s Harbour Master (1.7.47-?) Cdr [1.7.47]
HMCS STADACONA(D/S) for Cmdre Nfld StO, (9.5.49-?)
HMCS CAYUGA(218) DDE, (21.5.51-24.5.51) CD~[?]
HMCS CAYUGA(218) DDE, CO & Cdr Cdn DD's Pac. (25.5.51-18.6.52)
Capt [1.7.52]
HMCS CORNWALLIS CO, (28.7.52-?)
HMCS CORNWALLIS, add'l (11.12.54-?)
OBE~[27.9.52]
Officer-Legion of Merit(USA)~[16.4.55]
NSHQ Dep/Ch/Pers, (23.1.56-?)
Cmdre [16.6.58]
HMCS BONAVENTURE(22) RRSM, additional, SNO, (22.10.59-?) (130) SCOA(A000) (19.12.60-?)
NSHQ(D50) St/Comptroller, (26.9.61-?)
HMCS BYTOWN(E48) (24.9.62-?) "Awarded the OBE for his services as Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga and as the Commander of Canadian Destroyers Far East (CANCOMDESFE) from 20 July 1951 to 27 May 1952." PLOMER, James, Captain, OBE, DSC*, CD - Officer - Legion of Merit (United States of America) - RCN / HMCS Cayuga - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955. "Awarded Officer Legion of Merit (USA) for his services as Commanding Officer of HMCS Cayuga and as the Commander of Canadian Destroyers Far East (CANCOMDESFE) from 20 July 1951 to 27 May 1952. Canadian Destroyers Far East Group worked with the United States Navy during this period." * * * * * QUINN, John Louis, Lieutenant-Commander (Posthumous) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953. QUINN. John Louis, 0-60710,
S/Lt(Temp) 25.6.42] RCNVR,
A/Lt(Temp) [15.1.44]
HMC LCI(L) Flotilla (12.4.44-?)
HMCS WASAGA(J162) m/s, (1944?)
HMCS ORILLIA(K119) Cof, (12.2.45-?)
Demobilized [6.9.45]
Lt [25.6.44] RCN,
HMCS CHATHAM Prince Rupert Naval Division, Staff Officer, (12.11.47-?)
HMCS BYTOWN(D/S) for NSHQ, CO, 21.2.49-?)
HMCS IROQUOIS(217) DDE, (21.10.51-2.10.52)
LCdr [25.6.52] Lost, [2.10.52] MID~[13.10.53] "Throughout the whole period of Korean operations, until his death in action, he set a fine example of leadership in his quarters. His devotion to duty, courage and cheerfulness at all times were an inspiration to the gun crews he commanded." HMCS Iroquois (Tribal Class Destroyer) was firing rounds into the mouth of a tunnel at code name Package one on 2 October 1952. At 1600 she ended her firing and turned to depart. A shell from the shore batteries hit the ship directly below the bridge just aft of "B" gun. A/B Walter M. Burden, A/B Elburne A. Baikie and LCdr John L. Quinn were killed by the shell. On 8 October 1952, the three sailors were buried in the Commonwealth Cemetery near Yokohama, Japan. * * * * * RANDALL, Edward Hannford, Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN / HMCS Nootka - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 May 1952. * * * * * REED, John Curwen, Acting Captain, DSC, CD - Officer - Order of the British Empire (OBE) - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 February 1954. Born Toronto, Ontario. Naval Cadet RN 1936 at Royal Naval College Dartmouth. Sub-Lieutenant (A) RN with No. 811 RN Squadron on board HMS Furious in 1937. With No. 823 RN Squadron on board HMS Glorious in 1937. To No. 827 RN Squadron on board HMS Indomitable in 1941. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross as per London Gazette of 21 October 1941. USNAS 1943-1944. HMS Emperor as LCdr (A) 1944. Transferred to RCN 1947 as LCdr (P) RCN and to HMCS Warrior as Commander Air 1947. Cdr (P) RCN 1 January 1948 and to HMCS Magnificent at Commander (Air). To Naden for RCN Barracks Esquimalt as Executive Officer in 1949. Promoted Acting Captain 1952. Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (II) from 25 September 1952 to 20 December 1953 for Korean War Service (awarded OBE). Canadian Commander Destroyers Far East (CANCOMDESFE) from 27 November 1952 to 18 June 1953. To Niagara for Duty with SACLANT as Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel and Administration) in 1955. RCN Director of Joint RCN-RCAF Maritime Warfare School Halifax 1957. Won the inaugural Bermuda to Halifax Yacht Race in Wanderer IX, for the RCNSA in 1954. Retired 1960. Died 26 May 1986. REED. John Curwen "Cocky", 0-61503, Born: Toronto, Ontario; Died: 25 May 86 Naval Cadet 1936 RN,
Mid 1937,
A/S/Lt(A) 1937,
S/Lt(A) 1937,
Lt(A) 1941,
DSC~[21.10.41] LCdr(A) 1944
To RCN 1947, LCdr(P) [1.8.44] RCN,
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, stand by, (11.12.47-6.4.48)
Cdr(P) [1.1.48]
HMCS MAGNIFICENT(21) RRSM, (7.4.48-?)
RCNB Esquimalt, XO, (24.11.48-?)
FOAC, CoSt (16.3.51-?)
CD~[?] HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, (25.9.52)
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CO, (26.9.52-20.12.53)
OBE [6.2.54] HMCS NIAGARA for SACLANT as Asst/Dir/Sea & Air Lines/Com, (26.2.54-?)
A/Capt(WHA), HMCS NIAGARA for SACLANT, Asst/CoSt/Pers/Adm (24.10.55-?)
RCNB Hfx for Maritime/Warfare/Sch, Dir/RCN, (31.5.57-?)
Cdr (110)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (26.3.60-?)
Retired 1960
Deceased [25.5.86]
"Captain Reed as Senior Officer of Canadian Ships in Korean Waters has led his force with outstanding ability and has always displayed great devotion to duty and untiring energy in execution of his duty. In command of HMCS Athabaskan he has successfully attacked vital enemy communications causing great dislocation and many casualties. On many occasions his ship has attacked and silenced enemy gun positions threatening our forces and he has displayed great coolness and courage." * * * * * ROBERTS, William John, Leading Seaman - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Cayuga ­ Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 July 1951. * * * * * SAUNDERS, Frank Phillippo Rich, Lieutenant-Commander - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Nootka - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 31 August 1922
Married on 23 December 1944 to Joan Margaret Lorenzi STONEHOUSE in England
Children: Janice Margaret Stewart Saunders September 2, 1946
James Phillippo Rich Saunders October 23, 1947
Patrick Phillippo Rich Saunders March 19, 1958
-all his children served in the Naval Reserve.
His son, Pat Saunders, served as an officer at HMCS Discovery and later as a medical officer in the regular force navy and as an ophthalmologist in Burnaby, B.C.
Joined the militia at age 16 in 1938 (told a fib about his age)
Transferred to RCNVR at Ordinary Seaman in October 1938
Promoted Able Seaman in April 1940
Promoted Acting Leading Seaman in August 1942
Promoted Acting Petty Officer in February 1942
Probationary Sub-Lieutenant (Temp) RCNVR on 9 November 1942.
Confirmed Sub-Lieutenant May 1943
Acting Lieutenant January 1944
Confirmed Lieutenant, RCNVR, on 9 November 1943.
Transferred to Royal Canadian Navy as Lieutenant September 1945
Qualified as Lieutenant (TAS) in January 1948
Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander (TAS) in November 1951
Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander 9 November 1951.
HMCS Naden in November 1942
HMCS Kings for training in November 1942
HMCS Protector for duty with Naval Officer-in-charge Sydney in April 1943
HMCS Niobe for service with HMS Elfin (Submarine) in November 1943
HMCS Cyclops (HMS H-32) as spare S/M Officer in February 1944
HMS Seanymph in November 1944
HMCS Niobe for return to Canada in July 1945
HMCS Stadacona in September 1945
HMS Belfast with British Pacific Fleet in July 1946
HMCS Vernon for Torpedo Anti-Submarine Course in January 1947
HMCS Stadacona for 2 months duty in HMC A/S School in March 1948
HMCS Naden for duty in Torpedo Anti-Submarine Centre in June 1948
HMCS Cayuga for Torpedo Anti-Submarine duties in October 1948
HMCS Crescent for Torpedo ASD duties in January 1949
HMCS Stadacona for Junior Officers’ Technical Course in September 1949
HMCS Stadacona for Torpedo Anti-Submarine School in August 1950
Executive Officer of HMCS Nootka (Tribal Class Destroyer - 213) from 1 October 1951 through tour of service in Korea which ended in December 1952
Acting Commanding Officer of HMCS Nootka (Tribal Class Destroyer - 213) from 15 October 1951 to 28 October 1951 as a Lieutenant, RCN.
HMCS Naden as Officer in Charge Torpedo ASD Training Centre March 1953
HMCS Niagara for duty with US Navy in April 1955
HMCS Stadacona as Staff Officer Coastal Defence in February 1956
Commanding Officer of HMCS La Hulloise (River Class Frigate - 305) from 19 November 1958 to 9 September 1960.
HMCS Stadacona as OIC Tactical Trainer in September 1960
HMCS Stadacona on staff Maritime Commander Atlantic in January 1962
HMCS Stadacona at Staff Officer Oceanographic Stations May 1962
Served as Staff Officer at HMCS Discovery, Naval Reserve Division, Vancouver starting in February 1965; lived in PMQ’s at Jericho Beach until his retirement and then lived in West Vancouver
Terminal leave from July 1967 until honourably released in February 1968
Became Executive Director of Big Brothers of B.C.
Was also about to be appointed Provincial Commissioner of Boy Scouts at the time of his death.
Died July 1969 in MVA at Ukiah California on return from a family vacation, he was 46.
SAUNDERS. Frank Phillippo Rich, 0-65070,
S/Lt(Temp) [9.11.42] RCNVR,
Lt [9.11.43] RCN,
HMCS CRESCENT(R16) DD,(4.1.49-?)
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DDE, XO, (1.10.51-?) CD~[?]
LCdr [9.11.51]
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DDE, CO, (15.10.51-28.10.51) MID~[20.12.52]
FOPC for StO (TAS) & Liaison PNL, & RCNB Esquimalt for TAS/Trg/Ctr OIC.(12.3.53-?)
HMCS NIAGARA for Duty/USN, (27.4.55-?)
FOAC for duty with Cdr/Op/Evaluation,(22.2.56-?)
HMCS LA HULLOISE (305) FFE, (17.11.58-18.11.58)
HMCS LA HULLOISE (305) FFE, CO, (19.11.58-9.9.60)(120/13)
HMCS STADACONA (E18) (9.9.60-8.1.62)
MARCOMATL (E01)(8.1.62-2.65)
HMCS DISCOVERY(Q36) (10.2.65-7.67) Terminal leave (7.67-1.68)
"This officer’s courage and tenacity while leading inshore operations with the ship’s boats has set a very high example to a young and previously inexperienced ship’s company. On one occasion when over one hundred miles behind the enemy front line he pressed to within 25 yards of the waterfront of an enemy town in order to take prisoners for intelligence purposed."

LCdr Saunders served as the Executive Officer of HMCS Nootka during this ship’s tour of duty in Korea leaving Halifax
on 30 December 1952, arriving in theatre on 12 February 1952, departing theatre on 9 September 1952 and returning to Halifax on 17 December 1952.

Medals Include: 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, Italy Star, CVSM and Clasp,
1939/45 War Medal, Canadian Korea Medal with MID, Canadian Korea Volunteer Service Medal
UN Korea Medal, and Canadian Forces Decoration (GVI) and clasp

* * * * *

SAXON, Donald Roy, Lieutenant-Commander, CD - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Cayuga
- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952.
Tactical Officer in HMCS Cayuga in Korea in 1951 with rank of Lieutenant (TAS).
Commanding Officer of HMCS Sioux ('V' Class Destroyer - R64) from 12 September 1943 to 11 November 1953.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (II) (Tribal Class Destroyer - 219) from 11 August 1959 to 24 May 1961.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Nipigon (II) (Annapolis Class Destroyer Escort - 266) from 30 May 1964 to 19 May 1966.
SAXON. Donald Roy, 0-65205,
S/Lt [1.1.44] RCN,
Lt(TAS) [1.5.44]
HMCS NADEN II, XO & Training Officer, (12.3.46-?)
HMCS UNICORN, Saskatoon Naval Division as Staff Officer, (15.3.47-?) CD~[?]
HMCS CAYUGA(218) DDE, (4.6.51-)
LCdr(TAS) [1.5.52]
HMCS SIOUX(225) DDE, XO, (5.8.52-?)
DSC~[20.12.52]
HMCS SIOUX(225) DDE, (12.9.53-16.9.53)
HMCS SIOUX(225) DDE, CO, (16.9.53-11.11.53)
HMCS SIOUX(225) DDE, (16.11.53-?)
RCNB Halifax for TAS/Sch, OIC, (6.8.54-?)
HMCS NIAGARA for Duty/USN, (23.5.55-?)
Cdr(TAS) [1.1.57]
NSHQ for StO/Wpns, (28.4.58-?)
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, (10.8.59-?)
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CO, (11.8.59-24.5.61) (130/13)
NSHQ(D10) St/V/CNS, (21.8.61-?)
HMCS NIPIGON(266) DDH, CO, (30.5.64-?)
HMCS BYTOWN(E48) (14.3.64-?)

"Tactical Officer in HMCS Cayuga in Korea in 1951."

* * * * *

SHAW, Samuel Henry, Petty Officer First Class (PO1) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 September 1952.
Awarded Member, Order of Military Merit (MMM) on 23 December 1972.
SHAW. Samual Henry
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, PO 1, MID~[27.9.52] CPO 1, F Ctl Tech
MMM~[23.12.72]

* * * * *

SHEA, John Thornton, Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 February 1954.

"In the action at Chop­To on the 31st March, 1953, during which the ship came under enemy gunfire, CPO Shea, at his action station in the engine room, demonstrated remarkable qualities of leadership, quick thinking, resourcefulness and initiative, which materially helped the Engine Room Department to respond promptly to the many urgent demands made on them. These qualities, which he has shown at all times in this ship, were again most noticeable during the all night inshore actions of June 24th and 30th, which resulted in the destruction of two trains."

* * * * *

SHIELDS, Thomas, Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 14 July 1951. Served from August 1943 to March 1960 (retired as CPO, Sonarman/Coxswain C1T14) and subsequently worked for DND at HMC Dockyard Esquimalt. Service number in WW2 Korea was 6625-E; subsequently 707-853-784. Address in 2001 was 554 Laren Road, Victoria, B.C., V9C 2S6. Deceased 23 July 2004, Victoria, BC.

"Petty Officer Thomas Shields was one of a party which succeeded in destroying five enemy laid moored mines off Kunsan West Korea on the 26th and 27th September 1950. Petty Officer Shields prepared the detonation charge necessary to effect the mines destruction, and then assisted in securing the charge to the mines. This work was carried out under difficult conditions with a fast tide running, making the management of the mines and there small boat uncertain during the critical operation of attaching the charge. In this operation, Petty Officer Shields displayed high personal courage and professional skills."

Medals of Petty Officer Thomas SHIELDS, BEM, CD: BEM, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, CVSM and Clasp, 1939/45 War Medal, Canadian Korea Medal; Korean Volunteer Service Medal; UN Medal Korea; Canadian Centennial Medal; CD and one bar (EIIR).

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SHORTEN, Harry, Lieutenant-Commander, CD - Mention in Despatches - RCN/ HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 February 1954.

Joined RCNVR as S/Lt (Temp) on 2 October 1944.
To HMCS Qu’Appelle (DD - H69) on 5 February 1945.
To HMCS Springhill (Frigate - K323) on 8 August 1945.
Promoted A/Lt RCN(R) on 1 October 1945.
To HMCS Middlesex (Minesweeper - J328) on 7 March 1946.
To HMCS Haida (Destroyer - G63) on 24 April 1947.
To HMCS St. Stephen (Frigate - K454) on 9 September 1947.
To HMCS Ontario (Cruiser - 32) on 3 March 1950.
To HMCS Shearwater on 15 January 1951.
Promoted to LCdr on 1 January 1952.
To RCNB Halifax on 10 March 1952 as Assistant OIC JOLTC.
Commanding Officer HMCS Athabaskan (Tribal Class Destroyer - 219) from 24 July 1952 to 25 September 1952.
Executive Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (Tribal Class Destroyer - 219) from 26 September 1952 to end of Korea tour
Commanding Officer HMCS Athabaskan (Tribal Class Destroyer - 219) from 21 December 1953 to 15 February 1954.
To RCNB Esquimalt as additional on 18 February 1954.
To HMC NRS Churchill as CO on 26 April 1954.
To NSHQ for Dep/Dir/Com on 30 March 1956.
Promoted Commander on 1 January 1954.
To HMCS Niagara for SACLANT Com/Plans on 17 February 1958.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Kootenay(Restigouche Class Destroyer Escort - 258) DDE from 11 July 1960 to 19 September 1962.
To HMCS Stadacona (E18) on 25 September 1962.
SHORTEN. Harry, 0-66783,
S/Lt(Temp) [2.10.44] RCNVR
HMCS QU'APPELLE(H69) DD, (5.2.45-?)
HMCS SPRINGHILL(K323) Fr, (8.8.45-?)
A/Lt [2.10.45] RCN(R)
HMCS MIDDLESEX(J328) m/s, (7.3.46-?)
Lt(C) [1.1.44] RCN,
HMCS HAIDA(G63) DD, (24.3.47-?)
HMCS ST. STEPHEN(K454) Fr, stand by, (9.9.47-26.9.47)
HMCS ST. STEPHEN(K454) Fr, (27.9.47-?)
HMCS ONTARIO(32) LCB, (3.1.50-?)
HMCS SHEARWATER (15.1.51-?)
LCdr(C) [1.1.52] CD~[?]
RCNB Halifax, Assistant OIC JOLTC, (10.3.52-?)
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CO, (24.7.52-25.9.52)
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, XO, (26.9.52-?)
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CO, (21.12.53-15.2.54)
MID~[6.2.54]
RCNB Esquimalt, additional (18.2.54-?)
HMC NRS Churchill, CO, (26.4.54-?)
NSHQ for Deputy Director Com, (30.3.56-?)
Cdr [1.1.58]
HMCS NIAGARA for SACLANT Com Plans, (17.2.58-?)
(130/09) HMCS KOOTENAY(258) DDE, CO, (11.7.60-19.9.62)
HMCS STADACONA(E18) (25.9.62-?)
NSHQ(D00) (27.7.64-?)
NDHQ Chief Technical Services 1965 (6000)

"On two occasions when HMCS Athabaskan destroyed enemy trains on the East Coast of Korea on 24th and 30th June, 1953, LCdr Shorten was the principal lookout and control officer. It was his alertness that spotted the trains under difficult conditions and made it possible to open fire effectively within the very short time limit available. As Executive Officer of the ship, he has at all times set an example in keenness and efficiency and coolness under fire, that has been an inspiration to his shipmates and in the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy."

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SMITH, William Ralph, Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Haida - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 February 1954.

"During the ship's tour on the East Coast of Korea, this Petty Officer was closed up as Director Layer in an exposed position on some 15 occasions in all weather for periods up to six hours without relief. He suffered discomforts due to funnel smoke, cold and rain without losing his cheerfulness and efficiency. It is in a great part because of his efficient devotion to duty that this ship had some measure of success in destroying and damaging enemy supply trains."

* * * * *

STEELE, Richard Miles, Commander - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Nootka - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Wallaceburg (Algerine Class Minesweeper - J336) from 3 June 1946 to 7 October 1946 with rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Nootka (I) 29 October 1951 to 18 January 1953.
STEELE. Richard Miles, 0-69700, (Saint John, NB)
P/S/Lt [22.12.41] RCNVR
HMCS RIMOUSKI(K121) Cof, (29.4.42-?)
Lt(Temp) [22.12.41]
HMCS ALGONQUIN(R17) DD, stand by (20.1.44-16.2.44)
HMCS ALGONQUIN(R17) DD, (17.2.44-?)
LCdr(Temp) [13.3.45]
HMCS ALGONQUIN(R17) DD, (30.3.45-?)
LCdr [15.3.45] RCN(R)
MID[15.6.45]
Demobilized [15.3.46]
HMCS WALLACEBURG(J336) m/s, CO, (3.6.46-7.10.46)
HMCS CHIPPAWA, Winnipeg Naval Division, Staff Officer (25.1.47-?)
LCdr [1.3.47] RCN,
Cdr [1.7.51]
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DDE, (28.10.51)
HMCS NOOTKA(213) DDE, CO, (29.10.51-16.1.53) DSC~[20.12.52]
RCN Depot Halifax, Manning Cdr East Coast (9.3.53-?) CD~[?]
HMCS NIAGARA(NMCS Washington) XO & CoSt, (15.8.55-?)
A/Capt(WHA)
NSHQ for Dir/Org, (10.2.58-?}
Capt [1.7.58]
HMCS PATRIOT for CoSt, (21.9.59-?) (130)
CANCOND(H00) (21.6.60)&(22.8.60-?)
HMCS CORNWALLIS(E36) CO, (18.8.61-?)
Tri/Service(E80) (SACLANT) (17.7.64-?)

"Commanding Officer HMCS Nootka in Korean waters from 12 February 1952 to 9 November 1952."

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STEWART, James Gordon, Able Seaman - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Crusader - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953.

"For displaying exceptional initiative and ability in the performance of his duties. To the benefit of the ship, Able Seaman Stewart has cheerfully and selflessly applied himself to all his tasks."

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TAYLOR, Paul Dalrymple, Captain, CD - Mention in Despatches
RCN / HMCS Sioux - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 July 1951.
Born at Liphook Hants, U.K. on 20 September 1910.
He was a teacher at Brentwood College on Vancouver Island from 1935 to 1940.
Joined as a Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR in 1940 and to Naden for training.
To Kings (Officer Training Establishment) for Navigation Course in 1941.
Promoted Lieutenant and to HMCS Burlington as Navigating Officer in 1942.
Executive Officer on HMCS St. Clair in 1942 to February 1943.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Esquimalt (Bangor Class Minesweeper - J272) from 6 February 1943 to 13 March 1944.
To Naden as Executive Officer from March 1944 to July 1944 after promotion to Lieutenant-Commander.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Shediac (Flower Class Corvette - K110) from 1 August 1944 to 25 June 1945.
Last Commanding Officer of HMCS Matane (River Class Frigate - K444) from 20 July 1945 to 27 November 1945.
To Givenchy as Executive Officer in December 1945.
Transferred to the RCN in 1946.
To Naval HQ for duty with the Directorate of Naval Plans and Operations as Staff Officer (Policy) in 1947.
Promoted Commander and made Deputy Director Plans and Operations at Naval HQ in 1949.
To Royal Navy for Staff Course in 1949.
To HMS Phoenix for Damage Control Course in 1950. Only Destroyer Captain to complete two tours in Korea.
Commanding Officer HMCS Sioux ('V' Class Destroyer - R64) from 4 July 1950 to 9 March 1952 for Korean War Service.
Promoted Captain in 1952.
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross and made an Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA).
To Niagara as Assistant Naval Attaché Washington in 1952.
Commanding Officer of HMCS Crescent ('C' Class Destroyer - 226) from 31 October 1955 to 10 March 1957 and as Commander Second Canadian Escort Squadron.
Promoted Acting Commodore in 1957 and to Niobe as Senior Naval Officer Canadian Joint Staff London and Canadian Naval Member of Military Agency for Standardization and as Senior Officer-in-Command.
Made Commanding Officer Naval Divisions (COND) from 22 August 1960 to 16 August 1965 and retired.
After retirement was Assistant Headmaster of Hillfield-Strathallan College.
Died at Dundas, Ontario on 17 August 1989.
TAYLOR. Paul Dalrymple, 0-72120, Lt(Temp) [17.8.39] RCNVR
HMCS BURLINGTON (J250) m/s, stand by (21.3.41-5.9.41)
HMCS BURLINGTON (J250) m/s, (6.9.41-?)
HMCS ST. CLAIR (I65) DD, (1941?)
HMCS ESQUIMALT (J272) m/s, (21.1.43-?)
HMCS ESQUIMALT (J272) m/s, CO, (6.2.43-12.3.44)
HMCS NADEN Esquimalt, RCNB, XO, (22.3.44-?)
A/LCdr(Temp) HMCS SHEDIAC (K110) Cof, CO, (1.8.44-25.6.45)
LCdr [1.7.45] RCN(R)
HMCS MATANE (K444) Fr, CO, (20.7.45-27.11.45)
HMCS GIVENCHY (D/S) for COPC/X0, (3.8.46-?)
LCdr [1.1.45] RCN
Cdr [1.1.49]
HMCS SIOUX(225) DD, CO, (4.7.50-9.3.52)
MID~[13.7.51] DSC~[27.9.52] Capt [?]
Officer-Legion of Merit(USA)~[16.4.55]
HMCS CRESCENT (226) DD, CO, (31.10.55-10.3.57)
HMCS NIOBE(NMCS London) NOIC, (22.4.57-?) A/Cmdre(WHA)
HMCS NIOBE(NMCS London) CO, (15.12.58-?)
Cmdre [15.1.60] (130)
CANCOND(H00) (22.8.60-?)
HMCS YORK(H10) (8.7.65-?)

Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.), RCNVR _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1940
Acting Lieutenant (Temp.), RCNVR
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 1940
Lieutenant (Temp.), RCNVR _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 17 August 1941
Acting Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.), RCNVR _ _ _ __ _ 1944
Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.), RCNVR _ _ _ _ _ 01 July 1945 (Transferred to RCN in 1946)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 01 July 1946 (Seniority 01 July 1945)
Commander, RCN
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 01 January 1949 (Commanding Officer HMCS Sioux in Korea)
Captain, RCN
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 01 July 1952 (Commanding Officer HMCS Crescent)
Commodore, RCN
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _15 January 1960 (Commanding Officer Naval Divisions)
Retired
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _01 September 1965

"Commanded HMCS Sioux in Korean Waters from 30 July 1950 to 15 January 1951.

 

TAYLOR, Paul Dalrymple, Captain, CD - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Sioux - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 September 1952.

Commanded HMCS Sioux in Korean Waters from 30 April 1951 to 14 February 1952.

 

TAYLOR, Paul Dalrymple, Captain, DSC, CD - Officer - Legion of Merit (United States of America) - RCN / HMCS Sioux - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955.

Awarded Officer, Legion of Merit, by the government of the United States of America for actions on 5 December 1950 when they commanded ships which went up the estuary known as the Daido­ko to the port of Chinnampo."

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TUTTE, Douglas Frederick, Lieutenant (G), CD - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCN / HMCS Iroquois - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953.
TUTTE. Douglas Frederick, 0-74575,
A/Gnr [30.7.44] RCN
HMCS ONTARIO(53) LCB, (26.4.45-?)
Lt(G)* [1.1.48]
RCNB Halifax, JOTL Course (8.9.50-?)
Lt(G) [5.8.50]
Captains J.E.W. and R.H. OLAND Memorial Award 1951 (G).
HMCS IROQUOIS(217) DDE, (28.12.51-?) CD~[?]
HMCS STADACONA additional (24.2.53-?)
RCB Halifax for (G)School, (25.3.53-?)
DSC~[13.6.53]
RCNB Halifax for (G)School Senior Staff Officer, (13.12.54-?)
HMCS NIOBE(D/S) additional (23.9.55-?)
LCdr(G) [11.8.56]
NSHQ for Surface/Air/Warfare/Trials/Section, (1.9.57-?) (130/17)
NSHQ(D17) St/Asst/CNS/Air/Warfare (1.8.60-?) (410/17)
Cdr [1.1.65]
NDHQ/Ch/Tech/Svs(6000)) (21.1.65-?)

"During Korean operations, he inspired the gunnery quarters of HMCS Iroquois by his fine example of courage and leadership. When under fire, by his coolness, presence of mind and determination, his control of the quarters caused enemy shore batteries to be defeated. Many bombardments were very successful due in large part to his careful preparations and devotion to duty."

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VANDER­HAEGEN, George Charles, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2), DSM - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 6 February 1954. - Awarded DSM in WW2 as per London Gazette 14 June 1945, Chief Petty Officer, RCN.

VANDERHAEGAN. George Charles, 3154,CPO, RCN
DSM~[14.6.45]
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CPO 2
BEM~[6.2.54]

"During the action at Chop­To on the 31st March, 1953, CPO Vander­Haegen was at the helm of the ship while traversing dangerous waters under enemy fire. His coolness, and promptness in answering helm and engine room contributed greatly to the success of the operation. At all times this Chief Petty Officer has shown outstanding devotion to duty, and has set a fine example in the best traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy. On two occasions when HMCS Athabaskan destroyed enemy trains, on the 24th and 30th June, 1953, CPO Vander­Haegen, by his steadiness and efficiency was an inspiration to the ship's company, and contributed greatly to these successes."

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VANTHAAFF, George Edward, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2), CD - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Sioux - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952.

VANTHAAFF. George Edward, HMCS SIOUX(225) DD, CPO 2 MID [20.12.52]

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WELLAND, Robert Phillip, Commander, DSC, CD - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan
- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 14 July 1951.
Born Oxbow, Saskatchewan on 7 March 1918.
Awarded DSC in WW2 as Lieutenant RCN as per London Gazette of 11 March 1942.
Awarded Mention in Despatches in WW2 as Acting Lieutenant-Commander as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 14 November 1944.
Born Oxbow, Saskatchewan on 7 March 1918.
Home: McCreary, Manitoba
Naval Cadet, RCN, 28 August 1936
To HMCS Stadacona for passage to the United Kingdom and training in the royal Navy 28 August 1936
To HMS Frobisher (training Cruiser) for Training (Special Entry No. 40) on 09 September 1936
Midshipman, RCN, 01 May 1937
To HMS Emerald (Cruiser) for East Indies Station on 01 May 1937 for almost two years, and toured the Indian Ocean, China Sea and the Red Sea (Awarded the British Naval General Service Medal with bar Palestine)
To HMS Glasgow (Home Fleet Cruiser) for courses ashore on 12 October 1938
To HMS Excellent for courses ashore on 30 April 1939
To HMS Vernon for course of instruction ashore on 15 July 1939
He had been at sea for three years when WWII broke out.
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN, 11 November 1939 ($6.00 pay per day)
Lieutenant, RCN, 15 May 1940
To HMCS St. Laurent as ASDIC Officer on 07 March 1940 in North Atlantic Destroyer Force
Served at the evacuation of French and British troops from Dunkirk and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
To HMS Osprey for Long RN Anti-submarine Specialist Training on 21 January 1941
Lieutenant (A/S), RCN, 09 June 1941
To HMCS Stadacona for RCN A/S School ashore on 21 July 1941
To HMCS Naden as Staff Officer (Anti-Submarine) to Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast on 16 January 1942.
Executive Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (I) (River Class Destroyer - D118) on 25 March 1943
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (I) (River Class Destroyer - D118) from 9 June 1943 to 7 July 1943 when the Captain became ill; reverted to Executive Officer
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (I) (River Class Destroyer - D118) from 26 September 1943 to 13 October 1944; commanded Assiniboine during the invasion of Europe and Channel battles and awarded Mention in Despatches (MID)
Promoted to Acting Lieutenant-Commander, RCN, 21 October 1943
Commanding Officer of HMCS Haida (Tribal Class Destroyer - G63) from 19 December 1944 to 2 September 1945; Russia Convoys
To RCN College as Executive Officer on 05 November 1945
To Royal Roads on 15 May 1947
Lieutenant-Commander (A/S), RCN, 15 May 1947
Lieutenant-Commander (TAS)(D), RCN, 01 July 1947
To HMCS Stadacona for Anti-Submarine School on 17 November 1947
To Naval Service HQ as Staff Officer (TAS) on Staff of Director Weapons and Tactics on 15 December 1947
Commander, RCN, 01 July 1949
To HMCS Niobe for RN Staff Course ashore on 12 August 1949
Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan (II) (Tribal Class Destroyer post war - 219) from 13 March 1950 to 2 July 1951 for Korean War Service (awarded Bar to DSC, MID, and US Legion of Merit)
To Naden as Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Pacific Coast on 03
July 1951
To HMCS Stadacona as Officer-in-Charge of Junior Officers’ Technical Leadership course on 10 October 1951
Commanded the RCN contingent at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth on 27 April 1953 for June 1953
To HMCS Stadacona as Officer-in-Charge of Junior Officers’ Technical Leadership course on 26 June 1953
Captain, RCN, 01 July 1953
To Naval HQ as Director of Naval Training on 03 August 1953
Commanding Officer of HMCS Venture, Officer Training Establishment, on commissioning on 11 August 1954
Commanding Officer, HMCS Ontario (Cruiser - 53), from 23 August 1956 to 21 August 1957
Commanding Officer, HMCS Shearwater (Naval Air Station), from 03 September 1957 to July 1960.
To Naval HQ as Director of Naval Operational Requirements on 01 August 1960
Promoted to Commodore, RCN, 10 April 1961
To Naval HQ as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air and Warfare) on 10 April 1961
To HMCS Bonaventure (Aircraft Carrier) as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic on 19 October 1962
To HMCS Kootenay as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic on 10 December 1962
To HMCS Cape Scott as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic on 14 January 1963
To HMCS Bonaventure (Aircraft Carrier) as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic on 07 June 1963
To Naval HQ as Acting Vice-Chief of Naval Staff on 17 June 1964
Promoted Rear-Admiral, RCN, 01 August 1964
To Canadian Forces HQ as Chief of Operational Readiness.
To National Defence HQ as Vice-Chief of Naval Staff in 1964.
Became Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) in 1966 and resigned in 1966
Honourably released effective 04 April 1967
In May 2005, living in Surrey, British Columbia
WELLAND. Robert "Bob" "Rapid Robert" Phillip, 0-76950, born: Oxbow, Saskatchewan, 7 Mar 1918)
RCN Special entry No.40, Cdt 1936,
Mid [1.5.37]
HMS EMERALD (1.5.37-?)
HMS GLASGOW (12.10.38-?) A/S/Lt [1.5.39]
HMCS ST. LAURENT(H83) DD, (6.3.40-?) Lt [15.11.40]
DSC~[11.3.42]
HMCS ASSINIBOINE(I18) DD, (2.4.43-8.6.43) A/LCdr(WHA)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE(I18) DD, CO, (9.6.43-7.7.43)
HMCS ASSINIBOINE(I18) DD, (8.7.43-?)
HMCS HAIDA(G63) DD, (18.12.44-?)
HMCS HAIDA (G63) DD, (19.12.44-2.9.45)
MID~[20.1.45]
HMCS ROYAL ROADS, XO, (1.11.45-?)
LCdr [15.5.47]
Cdr [1.7.49]
HMCS ATHABASKAN(219) DDE, CO, (13.3.50-2.7.51)
FOPC/CoSt, (3.7.51-?) CD~[?]
MID~[14.7.51]
RCNB Halifax, OIC JOTC, (10.10.51-?)
Bar to DSC~[22.12.51]
Capt [1.7.53]
NSHQ for Dir/Trg, (3.8.53-?)
HMCS NADEN(D/S) for HMCS VENTURE (14.6.54-10.8.54)
HMCS VENTURE CO, (11.8.54-?)
Awarded by USA Officer-Legion of Merit~[16.4.55]
HMCS ONTARIO (32) LCB, CO, (23.8.56-21.8.57)
HMCS SHEARWATER CO, (1.9.57-?) (130/13)
NSHQ(D17) St/Asst/CNS/Air/Warfare (1.8.60-?)
Cmdre [10.4.61]
NSHQ(D17) St/Asst/CNS/Air/Warfare (10.4.61-?)
SCOA/Atl(A000) (4.3.63)&(7.6.63-?)
RAdm [1.8.64]
NSHQ(D00) (1.8.64-?) (1965 NDHQ/Dep/Ch/Ops(4000)

Naval Cadet, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1936 (Special Entry No. 40)
Midshipman, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _1937 (HMS Glasgow for training)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 01 May 1939
Sub-Lieutenant, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1939
Lieutenant, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 15 May 1940 (Service in HMCS St. Laurent)
Acting Lieutenant-Commander, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _1943 (Command of HMCS Assiniboine & Haida)
Lieutenant-Commander, RCN _ _ _ _ __ _ _15 May 1947 (Naval HQ as Director Weapons & Tactics)
Commander, RCN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _01 July 1949 (Commanding Officer HMCS Athabaskan)
Captain, RCN_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 01 July 1953 (Commanding Officer of HMCS Ontario)
Commodore, RCN_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 10 April 1961 (Training Commander as Chief of Staff)
Rear-Admiral, RCN_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 01 August 1964 (Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff)
Resigned / Retired _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1966

Citation to Mention in Despatches for Korea:

Commanded HMCS Athabaskan in Korean Waters from 30 July 1950 to 3 May 1951.



WELLAND, Robert Phillip, Commander, DSC, CD - BAR to Distinguished Service Cross (DSC*)
- RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 22 December 1951.

As Commanding Officer of HMCS Athabaskan during the voyage up the
Daido­ko estuary on 5 December 1951, Cdr Welland showed courage, initiative
and vigorous leadership.



WELLAND, Robert Phillip, Captain, DSC*, CD
- Officer - Legion of Merit (United States of America)
- RCN / HMCS Athabaskan
- Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 April 1955.

Awarded Officer, Legion of Merit, by the government of the
United States of America for actions on 5 December 1950 when
they (Captains Jeffry Brock, James Plomer, Paul Taylor and Robert Welland)
commanded ships which went up the estuary known as the Daido­ko to the port of Chinnampo.


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WEST, Chris Alfred, Surgeon Lieutenant - Mention in Despatches - RCN / HMCS Athabaskan
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 27 September 1952.
  University of Toronto Medical Graduate 1949.
  Specialist in Internal Medicine.
  In the 1970's was the Medical Vice-President of Canada Life Assurance Company.


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WILLIAMS, Richard, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Crusader
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 13 June 1953.

        "For displaying exceptional persistence in the maintenance and repair
 of the Gunnery Fire Control system under conditions of extreme urgency, CPO Williams
 has at all times displayed a sense of cheerfulness and leadership, which has been of
 great benefit to the ship."


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WINTER, Reginald, Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) - Mention in Despatches
 - RCN / HMCS Huron
 - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 10 May 1952.


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BROCK, Patrick Willet, Captain - Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
 - Royal Navy / CO HMS Kenya
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 29 June 1951.
  Born 30 December 1902, Kingston, Ontario.
  Entered the Royal Naval College of Canada (Eighth Term) in 1917
 as a Naval Cadet, RCN at age 14.
  He transferred to RMC for the Spring 1918 term because of the Halifax explosion.
  Went to Esquimalt when the buildings for the new Naval College were ready in Fall 1918.
  Midshipman RCN 1 September 1920.
  To HMS Diana 1920.
  Transferred to Royal Navy in 1921.
  Sub-Lieutenant RN 1924.
  Awarded Admiralty Silver Medal in 1928 for naval history which was
 accompanied by a cash award of 250 pounds.
  Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander, RN on 11 October 1932.
  To HMS Vernon in 1934.
  Promoted Commander, RN on 31 December 1938
  On staff of Admiralty 1939.
Executive Officer of HMS Mauritius in 1942.
  Captain, RN on 31 December 1944.
Senior Naval Officer Schleswig-Holstein 1946.
Commanding Officer of HMS Kenya in the Far East in 1949 and during the
 Korean War (DSO - LG 29 June 1951, MID, and Bronze Star with V device - LG 29 June 1951).
  Commodore RN as Director of Operations Division in 1951.
  Promoted to Rear-Admiral 1954 and made Flag Officer Middle East (Ismailia and Cyprus)
 and awarded Companion Order of the Bath (CB).
  To Admiralty Material Requirements Committee in 1956.
  Retired 1959.
  Died at Haslemere, Surrey, UK on 10 October 1988.

        Awarded Companion - Order of the Bath (CB) while Flag Officer Middle East
 (Ismailia and Cyprus) as per London Gazette of 31 May 1956.

Naval Cadet, RCN                                           1917  (Royal Naval College of Canada - Age 14)
Midshipman, RCN                   01 September 1920  (Age 17)
Midshipman, RN                                              1921 (Served in HMS Diana)
Sub-Lieutenant, RN                                         1924  (Awarded Admiralty Silver Medal)
Lieutenant-Commander, RN   11 October       1932  (Served in HMS Vernon)
Commander, RN                     31 December    1938 (Executive Officer HMS Mauritius)
Captain, RN                            31 December    1944 (Commanding Officer HMS Kenya in Korea)
Commodore, RN                                               1951 (Director of Operations Division)
Rear-Admiral, RN                                             1954 (Flag Officer Middle East)
Retired                                                              1959 (Admiralty Material Requirements Committee)

        Commanding Officer of HMS Kenya in the Far East in 1949 and during the Korean War.



BROCK, Patrick Willet, Captain, DSO - Bronze Star (United States of America)
 - Royal Navy / CO HMS Kenya
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of 29 June 1951.



BROCK, Patrick Willet, Captain - Mention in Despatches - Royal Navy / HMS Kenya
 - Awarded as per London Gazette of ?.


Medals of Rear-Admiral Patrick Willet BROCK, CB, DSO, RN
   CB - DSO (GVI) - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star with BAR France & Germany - Burma Star
 - Italy Star - 1939/45 War Medal with MID - British Korea Medal with MID - UN Korea
 - Naval General Service Medal - EIIR Coronation Medal - Croix de Guerre (France)
 - Bronze Star with 'V' Device (United States of America)
                Medals held by CFB Esquimalt Museum

              

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