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Edward Arnold MacFayden, C.D.

 

Lieutenant, O-44143, RCN

 

Born: 20 Mar 1909, Proton Station, Ontario

 

Died: 10 Nov 1995, Victoria, British Columbia

 

Ships served in: (as a rating)

WINNIPEG DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted in the RCNVR 05 Oct 1927 as an OS (The Nauticapedia).

* Note: On 30 Oct 1928, while at HMCS Naden, he transferred to the RCN as an OS.

HMCS VANCOUVER - Served in Vancouver 10 Sep 1929 - 30 Sep 1929 as a OS, RCN

HMCS VANCOUVER - Served in Vancouver 28 Dec 1929 - 02 Jul 1930 as an OS & AB, RCN.  Rated AB 30 Apr 1930

HMS NELSON - Served in Nelson 23 Jul 1930 - 05 Jan 1931 as an AB, RCN

HMS VICTORY (for HMCS SKEENA) - Served in Skeena 25 Jun 1931 - 25 Nov 1931 as an AB, RCN

HMCS SKEENA - Served in Skeena 15 Apr 1932 - 31 Dec 1932 as an AB & LS, RCN.  Rated LS 01 Dec 1932.

HMCS VANCOUVER - Served in Vancouver 25 Jul 1933 - 31 Dec 1933 as a LS, RCN

HMCS SKEENA - Served in Skeena 01 Jun 1934 - 09 Jan 1936 as a LS, RCN

HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent 02 May 1938 - 24 May 1939 as a PO, RCN

HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in St Laurent 30 May 1939 - 07 Jul 1939 as a PO, RCN

HMCS PRINCE ROBERT - Served in Prince Robert 22 Oct 1941 - 25 Feb 1943 as a CPO, RCN

HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in Givenchy 26 Feb 1943 - 28 Feb 1943 as a CPO, RCN

HMS PUNCHER - Served in Puncher 20 Jul 1944 - 31 Jul 1945 as a CPO, RCN.  CFR 01 Jul 1945

 

Ships served in: (as an officer)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax as an Act. Gunner (star) (A/Gnr (star)), RCN (seniority 01 Aug 1945) (Navy List Apr 1946)

HMCS UGANDA - Appointed to Uganda 05 Jun 1946 as an A/Gnr (star), RCN (Navy List Jul 1946)

HMCS WARRIOR - Appointed to Warrior 10 Dec 1947 as a Gnr (star), RCN (Navy List Jan 1948)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, Gunnery School 08 Jul 1948 as a Gnr (star), RCN (Navy List Jul 1948)

HMCS DISCOVERY - Appointed to Discovery 02 Aug 1948 as a Gnr (star), RCN (Navy List Jan 1949).  Appointed Cd Gnr (seniority 01 Aug 1945) Navy List Jan 1950)

RCN BARRACKS ESQUIMALT - Appointed to RCN Barracks Esquimalt, Gunnery Training Centre 01 Apr 1950 as a Cd Gnr, RCN (Navy List Jul 1950).  Appointed Lt (star) (A/Q), RCN (Navy List Oct 1953)

HMCS DONNACONA - Appointed to Donnacona 25 May 1954 for Equipment Trials Officer (G) Duties St Lawrence River Area as a Lt (star) (A/Q), RCN (Navy List Jul 1954)

RCN BARRACKS ESQUIMALT - Appointed to RCN Barracks Esquimalt, Gunnery Training Centre 16 Oct 1954 as a Lt (star), RCN (Navy List Jan 1955)

RCN BARRACKS ESQUIMALT - Appointed to RCN Barracks Esquimalt 30 Sep 1959 as a Lt (star), RCN (Navy List Jan 1960)

 

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(1) Portrait of Lt MacFayden  (2) Certificate of Service - PDF file  (3) Commissioning Scroll  (4) Watch keeping Certificate (as a Gunner)  (5) Lt MacFayden Swallows the Anchor

 

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