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Harris Brannen

Served as a radio telegraphis in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War I

Started in 1912 - Retired in 1960

 
 

 

1960 - A distinguished career in the service of the radio branch, extending back 45 years, came to a close when Harris H. Brannen, regional superintendent, radio regulations, retired on November 21, 1960.

 

Mr. Brannen received his first training as a radio operator in 1912 with the Canadian Marconi Company on Sable Island. He en­listed in the Royal Canadian Navy and until the end of the First World War served as a warrant officer telegraphist on patrol boats and minesweepers.

 

In 1918 he took a post as radio operator at the federal government finding station on Sable Island. He subsequently served at Chebucto Head, Yarmouth and, from 1926 to 1948, Saint John.

 

In 1948 Mr. Brannen was promoted to assistant to the superintendent of radio at Halifax, where he remained until being appointed regional superintendent of radio regulations at Moncton.

 

Mr. Brannen was honoured by his associates from throughout the Maritime region on November 18, 1960, when he was presented with a suitable gift by J. A. Lenahan, regional director, air services.

 

Harris Brannen as Wireless Operator Telegraphist R.N.C.V.R. HMCS STADACONA in August 1915.

 

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