Robert Hilborn Falls

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Robert Hilborn Falls
Born (1924-04-29)April 29, 1924
Welland, Ontario
Died November 6, 2009(2009-11-06) (aged 85)
Ottawa, Ontario
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Air Force
Canada Canadian Forces Maritime Command
Years of service 1942-1980
Rank Admiral
Battles/wars World War II (RCAF)
Other work President of the Canadian Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament (now the Canadian Council for International Peace and Security)

Admiral Robert Hilborn Falls, CMM CD (April 24, 1924 – November 6, 2009) was Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces from 1977 to 1980.

Military career[edit]

He first joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 as a pilot and later transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy after World War II. He served as commander of the Canadian Flotilla Atlantic, as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff from 1974 to 1977, as Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces from 1977 to 1980 and as chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1980 to 1983.[1]

He later became president of the Canadian Centre for Arms Control and Disarmament (now the Canadian Council for International Peace and Security).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hillmer, Norman. "Falls, Robert Hilborn". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Deaths: Admiral Robert Hilborn Falls". The Globe and Mail. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
Military offices
Preceded by
A.C. Hull
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
1974-1977
Succeeded by
R.M. Withers
Preceded by
J.A. Dextraze
Chief of the Defence Staff
1977-1980
Succeeded by
R.M. Withers