Commodore (Canada)

Commodore (Cmdre) is the lowest flag officer rank in the Royal Canadian Navy of the Canadian Forces. It is equivalent to Brigadier General in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force. It is junior to Rear Admiral and Major General, and senior to Captain and Colonel.

A wide gold band with executive curl is displayed on each sleeve of the service dress and mess dress. Shoulder boards and rank slip-ons have a single maple leaf, above which is a crossed sabre and baton surmounted by St Edward's Crown.


Current shoulder board and cuff insignia


Dress uniform tunic - pre-2010


Cuff insignia - July 2010

Canadian Commodore Shoulder Boards

Shoulder boards for:
short-sleeve shirt,
tropical white tunic,
summer white mess dress,
2C shipboard mess dress

Navy slip-on Cmdre

Uniform shirts

Navy olive Cmdre

CADPAT uniform

See also

1999–2000 New Jersey Devils season

The 1999–2000 New Jersey Devils season was the franchise's 18th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey.

After firing head coach Robbie Ftorek on March 23, the team won their second Stanley Cup championship on June 10, 2000 in a double-overtime victory in Game 6 of the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals against the Dallas Stars.

Commodore International

Commodore International (other names include Commodore International Limited, or more simply Commodore) was an American home computer and electronics manufacturer founded by Jack Tramiel. Commodore International (CI), along with its subsidiary Commodore Business Machines (CBM), participated in the development of the home–personal computer industry in the 1970s and 1980s. The company developed and marketed the world's best-selling desktop computer, the Commodore 64 (1982), and released its Amiga computer line in July 1985. With quarterly sales ending 1983 of $49 million (equivalent to $106 million in 2018), Commodore was one of the world's largest personal computer manufacturers.

Jim Butterfield

Frank James Butterfield (14 February 1936 – 29 June 2007) was a Toronto-based computer programmer, author, and television personality known for his work with early microcomputers. He is particularly noted for associations with Commodore Business Machines and the Toronto PET Users Group, for many books and articles on machine language programming, and for educational videos and TV programs.

List of Columbus Blue Jackets players

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Five players have served as the Blue Jackets' captain. Each NHL team may select a captain, who has the "sole privilege of discussing with the referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules which may arise during the progress of a game". Captains are required to wear the letter "C" on their uniform for identification, which is 3 inches (7.6 cm) in height. Lyle Odelein was named the team's first captain in the inaugural season of 2000–01. Rick Nash, the second-most recent captain, is the team's franchise goal scoring leader. The captaincy is currently held by Nick Foligno.

List of Detroit Red Wings players

The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Red Wings franchise has been a part of the NHL since 1926, making them one of the "Original Six" clubs. Originally named the Detroit Cougars, the team was renamed to the Detroit Falcons in 1930; in 1932, the team's name was changed to the Detroit Red Wings and has remained the same since. As of the conclusion of the 2014–15 NHL season, 897 players have played for the franchise; of them, 91 of them are goaltenders, while 806 are skaters.

Since its inception, the team has had 36 captains, including Hall of Famers Sid Abel, Ted Lindsay, Red Kelly, Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Steve Yzerman, and Nicklas Lidstrom. Seven players have had the honor of having their uniform number officially retired from play; one of them is Yzerman, who played for the Red Wings from 1983 to 2006, and was the longest-serving captain in North American major league sports, with a tenure of 19 years. Yzerman led his team to three Stanley Cups and was the recipient of several awards, including the Ted Lindsay Award and Lester Patrick Trophy for his outstanding play and contributions to the sport. A total of 58 Detroit players have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Gordie Howe holds regular season records for most games played (1687), most points (1809), and most goals (786). Howe was a member of a Stanley Cup-winning team four times with the Red Wings and his uniform number 9 was retired by the club. Yzerman holds the regular season record for most assists with 1063, while Bob Probert's 2090 penalty minutes in the regular season is also a club record. Yzerman also leads the team in points and goals scored in the playoffs with 185 and 70, respectively. Lidstrom holds team marks with 129 assists and 263 games played in the playoffs. Darren McCarty leads the team with 228 post season penalty minutes.

Amongst goaltenders, Terry Sawchuk holds the regular season lead in games played (734), wins (351), losses (243), ties (132), and shutouts (85). Sawchuk won the Stanley Cup three times in Detroit, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and had his uniform number 1 retired by the team. Chris Osgood, who also won the Stanley Cup three times with the Red Wings, leads club goaltenders in many playoff statistics. Osgood's 110 games played, 67 wins, and 14 shutouts are all team records in the playoffs. Sawchuk and Osgood are tied for the lead with 37 post season losses.

List of New Jersey Devils draft picks

The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. The club was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, moved to Denver, Colorado, as the Colorado Rockies after only two seasons, and then settled in New Jersey in 1982. Since arriving in New Jersey, the Devils have drafted 329 players.

New Jersey's first draft pick was Rocky Trottier, taken eighth overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Fourteen picks would go on to play over 1,000 NHL games: Brendan Shanahan, Pat Verbeek, Kirk Muller, Ken Daneyko, Scott Niedermayer, Brian Rolston, Martin Brodeur, John MacLean, Bill Guerin, Eric Weinrich, Patrik Elias, Petr Sykora, Steve Sullivan and Jason Smith.

By nationality, the Devils have drafted 156 Canadians, 92 Americans, 26 Russians, 14 Swedes, 11 Finns, nine Czechs, six Slovaks, three Germans, one Briton, one Kazakh, one Latvian, one Pole, one Austrian, one Belarusian, and one Swiss. The Devils have drafted 12 players from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), more than from any other team; the OHL also comprises the greatest number of draftees by league for the Devils, as 69 OHL players have been drafted. 184 forwards, 110 defensemen and 30 goaltenders have been drafted.

The Devils hosted the 2013 NHL Entry Draft at their home arena, the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey. It was here where the Devils traded their first round selection, the ninth overall, to the Vancouver Canucks to acquire starting goaltender Cory Schneider.After winning the 2017 NHL Entry Draft lottery, the Devils selected Swiss center Nico Hischier with the team's first ever first overall pick. After winning the 2019 NHL Entry Draft lottery, the Devils selected American center Jack Hughes with the first overall pick.

The Transactor

The Transactor was a computer magazine directed at users of Commodore home computers.

In contrast to other Commodore-focused publications such as Commodore Magazine and COMPUTE!'s Gazette, The Transactor's popularity was based on its coverage of deep technical issues and hardware hacking. INFO called The Transactor "the undeniable authority" on "Commodore programming and hardware information".

Toronto PET Users Group

The Toronto PET Users Group is one of the world's oldest extant computer user groups, and was among the very largest. The non-profit group is based in Toronto but has an international membership. It supports nearly all Commodore computers, including the PET, VIC-20, C64, C128, Plus/4, C16, C65, and Amiga, including the COMAL, CP/M and GEOS environments. TPUG is noted for its ties with Commodore Canada, its extensive and widely distributed software library, and its association with prominent computing pioneers such as Jim Butterfield, Brad Templeton, Karl Hildon, and Steve Punter.

World of Commodore

World of Commodore is an annual computer expo dedicated to Commodore computers.

The shows were initially organized by Commodore Canada or its sister companies, and took place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, though in some years additional expos were held in the United States, Australia, or Europe. The expos were among the largest in the computing industry, with attendance at some events reaching 100,000. As with cross-industry trade shows such as CES and COMDEX, World of Commodore expos were widely reported on in computing magazines.

With the decline of its 8-bit product line and the rise of the Amiga, Commodore began branding some of the expos as World of Commodore/Amiga. The name was changed to World of Amiga following Commodore's bankruptcy in 1994 and purchase by German PC conglomerate Escom the following year. The Amiga expos continued until 2002. In 2004, the original exhibition series was revived by the Toronto PET Users Group. As of 2016 World of Commodore continues under TPUG's aegis, albeit on a scale much reduced since the expo's heyday.

NATO rank code Student Officer OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6
Royal Canadian Navy NCdt A/SLt SLt Lt(N) LCdr Cdr Capt(N) Cmdre RAdm VAdm Adm
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Canadian Army OCdt 2Lt Lt Capt Maj LCol Col BGen MGen LGen Gen Not used
Royal Canadian Air Force OCdt 2Lt Lt Capt Maj LCol Col BGen MGen LGen Gen Not used


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