George Stanley CC
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George Francis Gillman Stanley CC (1907 - 2002)

Col George Francis Gillman Stanley CC
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 24 Aug 1946 in Saint-Lambert, Chambly, Quebec, Canadamap
Died at age 95 in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Feb 2019
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Preceded by
Hédard Robichaud
25th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
December 23, 1981 – August 14, 1987
Succeeded by
Gilbert Finn


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George Stanley CC is Notable.

CC, CD, KStJ, FRSC, FRHistS, DPhil, DLitt, FRHSC (hon.)

Colonel George Francis Gillman Stanley, CC, CD, KStJ, FRSC, FRHistS, DPhil, DLitt, FRHSC (hon.) (July 6, 1907 – September 13, 2002) was a Canadian historian, author, soldier, teacher, public servant, and designer of the current Canadian flag.


He was the 25th Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick In office December 23, 1981 – August 14, 1987.

WW2: He joined the military upon arriving in New Brunswick in 1936. He qualified as a lieutenant in the New Brunswick Rangers He served as an infantry training officer in Fredericton and then proceeded overseas to be an historian in the Historical Section at Canadian Army Headquarters in London. Among his numerous responsibilities were the Canadian War Artists. He became Deputy-Director of the Section and was discharged as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1947 in Vancouver. He came out of retirement to help fight floods in the Fraser Valley in 1948 and was on the list of Reserve of Officers until 1967.[1]



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He was the Honourary Colonel to 1RNBR and Lt Gov of NB when I was with that unit and he was the one that promoted me to Warrant Officer in 1982.
posted 5 Feb 2019 by Stu Ward   [thank Stu]
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