Speaker Bio:
Dave McLaughlin

Speaks:

English

Speaking Topics:

United Nations, Military History, Careers, Medicine

Served from June 1973- May 2002. Joined the Navy in June 1973 worked my way through the Ranks to retiring as Petty Officer First Class / Warrant Officer. Was trained and as Cook, Naval Landing Boarding party, Senior Medical advisor and trainer for Casually clearing teams (triage) and assisted Senior Medical Personal on board as required. Over my career in served in all three elements with the majority with the Navy: Served in HMS Britannia (Royal Yacht )for 7 months (1977) Served 10 years at sea on DDE (Destroyer Escort- HMCS Chaudire), DDHs (Helicopter Destroyers HMCS Fraser, and Margaree,) and 280class Destroyers(HMCS Iroquois, Huron and Algonquin) and IRE Class Anti-Submarine Destroyers (HMCS Gatineau and Terra Nova). Volunteered for Submarine Service and Qualified as a Submariner in 1982, then served 8 years in Oberon Class Submarines on HMCS/m Ojibwa, HMCS/m Onondaga and HMCS/m Okanagan Served on two Radar stations CFB Alert and Holberg Served with the Army and the Air Force retiring at 17 wing Winnipeg Tours of Duty consisted of: 5 different NATO operations, Gulf War 1991 and two UN tours to the Middle East. Was medically retired after 28 years due sustaining sever injuries while serving with the UN. Over my career I was awarded the UN force Commanders Citation for Outstanding Service, Top Sailor in Workups, Maritime Command Commendation, I am entitled to wear Submarine Dolphins (qualified In Submarines) and the following metals: Special service (NATO), Gulf War, Canadian Peace keepers, UN Middle East with number 2 s, Order of St Johns, and Canadian Decoration with clasp. And I am also entitled to the wear HMS Britannia serving Pin. Can talk about my Family history in the Military from 1914 to 2010 My Career, UN posting, Life at sea, life as a Submarine.

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