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Aubrey Ravening Pickels, C.D.

 

Lieutenant-Commander, O-59110, RCN

 

Born: 17 Feb 1921, Fort William, Ontario

 

Died: 26 Feb 1984, Toronto, Ontario

 

PICKELS, Aubrey Ravening - Aubrey was from Port Arthur, Ontario. He joined the RCNVR in 1939. In 1946 he transferred to the RCN(R) and in 1951 to the RCN.  While serving in HMCS NANAIMO he was a LS and captain of the guns crew.  Having Commissioned from Ranks, he served with Hugh Ashcroft in 1959-1960 and again when he had command of HMCS NEW GLASGOW. Hugh Ashcroft served under him as engineering officer in NEW GLASGOW. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He died in Toronto 26 Feb 1984.

 

Ships served in: (as a rating)

HMCS NANAIMO

 

Ships served in: (as an officer)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to Stadacona 24 May 1943 (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to Cornwallis 07 Jun 1943 (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to Kings 07 Jul 1943 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Aug 1943)

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to Cornwallis 04 Oct 1943, for Divisional Course  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS STAR - Appointed to Star 21 Oct 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 24 May 1943) (Navy List Oct 1943). Appointed Acting Lieutenant (seniority 24 May 1944) (Navy List Jul 1944)

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to Cornwallis 23 Sep 1944, for Anti-Submarine Course (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS CHALEUR - Appointed to Chaleur, for Naval Superintendent Contract Built Ships 09 Oct 1944 (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS BUCKINGHAM - Appointed to Buckingham 02 Nov 1944 as an A/Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Nov1944). Appointed Lt, RCNVR (Navy List May 1945)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to Stadacona, for duty with Staff Officer Rehabilitation, 07 Jun 1945  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS GRIFFON - Appointed to Griffon 19 Jun 1945 as a Lt, RCN(R), Rehabilitation Officer (Navy List Apr 1946)  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

* Appointment terminated (Demobilized) 04 Sep 1946 (Navy List Oct 1946)

* Entered RCN(R) 04 Sep 1946 as a Lt, RCN(R)  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

* Retired List as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 24 May 1944) (Navy List Jul 1947)

HMCS GRIFFON - Appointed to Griffon 10 Jan 1949 as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1949)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to Stadacona, for duty with Reserve Training Commander for UNTD Duties, 10 Aug 1949  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS SCOTIAN - Appointed to Scotian, for duty with Commanding Officer UNTD St Francis Xavier University 01 Sep 1949  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)  Appointed to UNTD Trg Div 01 Dec 1949 as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1950)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, Staff of Reserve Training Commander 22 May 1950 as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1950)

HMCS SCOTIAN - Appointed to Scotian, as Staff Officer UNTD St Francis Xavier University 15 Sep 1950  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

* Transferred to RCN 28 Feb 1951 as a Lt, RCN  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to Stadacona 15 Apr 1951  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS SWANSEA - Appointed to Swansea on Staff of Sea Training Officer 30 Apr 1951 as a Lt, RCN (SSA - 28 Feb 1951 - 27 Feb 1954) (Navy List Jul 1951)  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, J.O.T.L. Course, 19 Oct 1951 as a Lt, RCN (SSA) (Navy List Jan 1952). Appointed LCdr, RCN (SSA) (seniority 24 May 1952) (Navy List Jul 1952)

HMCS NADEN - Appointed to Naden 27 Oct 1952  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

* Demoted to Lt 07 Feb 1953 (seniority 17 Feb 1946) (Navy List Oct 1953)   (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS NOOTKA - Appointed to Nootka 16 Dec 1952 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jan 1954) (Appointment cancelled)

HMCS ONTARIO - Appointed to Ontario 16 Dec 1952 as a LCdr, RCN (seniority 17 Feb 1954) (Navy List Jul 1954)

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Appointed to Chippawa 30 Sep 1954 as a LCdr, RCN, Area Recruiting Officer, Manitoba and North Western Ontario (navy List Oct 1954)

HMCS STE THERESE - Appointed to Ste Therese 20 Nov 1946 as a LCdr, RCN, XO (Navy List Jul 1957). 7th Commanding Officer 13 Jan 1958 - 25 Apr 1958 (Macpherson-Burgess - Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981)

HMCS NADEN - Appointed to Naden 25 Apr 1958  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS NEW GLASGOW - Appointed to New Glasgow 05 May 1958 as a LCdr, RCN, CO (Navy List Jul 1958).  10th Commanding Officer

FOPC - Appointed to FOPC for duty with Flag Officer Pacific Coast 07 Jan 1960  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to Canadian Joint Staff London and Niobe, for RN Staff Course 29, 14 Mar 1960 as a LCdr, RCN (Navy List Jul 1960)

HMCS NADEN - Appointed to Naden, Staff of  Maritime Commander Pacific as Staff Officer (Surface Operations) 22 Aug 1960 as a LCdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1961)  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

NAVAL HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to Naval HQ Ottawa,  Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Plans, Staff of Director of Naval Operations 09 Oct 1962 as a LCdr, RCN (Navy List Apr 1963)

HMCS CARLETON - Appointed to Carleton, Staff Officer (Administration) 23 Apr 1964 as a LCdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1964)  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

CFHQ ADMIN UNIT - Appointed to CFHQ Admin Unit, Training and Transient (Rehabilitation Leave) 30 Jun 1965 as a LCdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1964)  (Service file of Aubrey Pickels)

* Honourably Released 03 Dec 1965

 

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(AP01) Lt Aubrey Pickels, RCNVR  (AP02) LCdr Aubrey Pickels, CO, HMCS NEW GLASGOW  (AP03) LCdr Aubrey Pickels, Guard Officer - event unknown  (AP04) Record of Service

 


 

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