Former STAR officer honoured in Woodstock

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Cdr (Ret’d) David Stock

A ceremony was held in Woodstock on Saturday, 28 September, to honour the late Commander (Retired) David Stock, who served as Executive Officer of HMCS STAR during 1971 and 1972. He subsequently went on to be instrumental in establishing a STAR detachment in London which was recommissioned as HMCS PREVOST in 1990.

The Woodstock Navy League building in South Side Park in Woodstock, home to RCSCC #153 Woodstock and NLCC Unicorn, was renamed the “Commander David J.B. Stock, QC, CD Centre” in his honour.

Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett, herself a former STAR officer, was the reviewing officer. Other guests included Lt (Ret’d) Terry Meloche, a family friend, and Trevor Birtch, the Mayor of Woodstock.

A reception followed at the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association, normally known as the Woodstock Navy Club.

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