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Robert Yanow
Born 1933
Died 2017 (aged 83–84)
Place of birth Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Place of death Victoria, British Columbia
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Years of service 1950s–1980
Rank Rear-Admiral
Commands held
  • Commander of the Order of Military Merit (Canada)
  • Knight of the Order of Saint John
  • Canadian Forces Decoration
  • Rear-Admiral Robert “Bob” Yanow CMM CD KStJ was a Royal Canadian Navy senior officer whom served as Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific from 1984 to 1987.[1]

    Yanow was born in Saskatoon, was a Sea Cadet and graduated from Royal Roads Military College in 1951.[2]

    Yanow joined the Navy after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan and rose the ranks to become commanding officer of HMCS Saguenay in 1969 and HMCS Athabaskan in 1972.

    He later became naval attaché in Washington, D.C., Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific and ended his career at the DND HQ in Ottawa.


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