William Moss Landymore

William Moss Landymore, naval officer (born 31 July 1916 in Brantford, ON; died 27 November 2008 in ​Halifax, ​NS).

William Moss Landymore, naval officer (born 31 July 1916 in Brantford, ON; died 27 November 2008 in Halifax, NS). He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1936 and was promoted lieutenant in 1940. Landymore saw action in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans during the Second World War and commanded the destroyer Iroquois off Korea, 1951-53. He was promoted captain in 1953 and held a series of posts until 1963 when, as rear-admiral, he became flag officer, Pacific coast. In 1965 he was appointed officer commanding, Maritime Command, but a bitter public disagreement over unification led to his early retirement in 1966.