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Desmond W. Piers, C.M., D.S.C., C.D., D.Sc.Mil.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Desmond W. Piers, C.M., D.S.C., C.D., D.Sc.Mil. C.M. Chester
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada December 20, 1982 April 20, 1983
The naval career of Rear-Admiral Piers was long and distinguished. Having joined the Navy fifty years ago, he commanded ships which participated in the Battle of the Atlantic, the invasion of Normandy and other actions of the Second World War. Afterwards he served in Canada, at NATO, and as Canadian defence representative in Washington. After retirement he undertook voluntary work in Halifax, in education, sports, the training of the handicapped, the arts and tourism. From 1977 to 1979 he was Agent General of Nova Scotia in London.
Deceased on November 1, 2005.
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