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DND Photos Submitted by Robert Berbeck

HMCS Cornwallis, 1960

Royal Canadian Navy : Commodore Landymore and Robert Berbeck.

Commodore Landymore presents a swimming trophy to Robert Berbeck at HMCS Cornwallis, June 1960.
OSSGS Terry Hockley is in the background.
The photo was autographed by Commodore Landymore in 1962 when he inspected HMCS Ste Therese in 1962.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Cornwallis : water polo team, 1960.

Robert says: "This is the water polo team that our division, Terra Nova 2/60, had. We went unbeaten in all of our water polo games. We had numbers on our hats for the refs to call fouls on us but we had very few of them".
Back Row: #1 Len Ethier, Team Captain Cicconi, #3 Don Campbell, #12 Briggs, #6 Tiny Madsen.
Front Row: #10 (unknown), #9 (unknown), #2 Robert Berbeck, #4 Wayne Chute, #7 (unknown).

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Cornwallis : swimming trophy winners, 1960.

DND Photo June 1960. These are the tropy winners of various swimming competitions.
Back Row: Unknown, Chute, Briggs, PO1 J. Read Divisional P.O., Madsen, Campbell, Unknown.
Front Row: Unknown, Unknown, OSSGS Berbeck, Paul, Unknown.

Berbeck Breaks
Pool Record

news clipping

OS "Bob" Berbeck from Canada's sunny British Columbia and a re­p­re­sent­a­tive of Terra Nova Di­vi­sion put the June Cock-­O-­Walk on ice for his Di­vi­sion as he won three (3) events in the New Entry and Open Swim­ming Meet held in the P&RT School Swim­ming Pools Thur., 23 Jun 60.

Be­r­beck won the 25 metre Free Style, 100 metre Free Style and the 50 metre Back. While swim­ming the 50 metre Back, "Bob" smashed the Pool Record for that stroke with a time of 36.6 seconds.

Terra Nova Division with 7 firsts, 1 second and 1 third place, compiled a total of 131 points to win the New Entry side of the Meet. Margaree finished a strong second, while St. Croix wound up in third spot and Columbia won the cellar position.

In the Open events, Com­mun­i­cation School finished on top, with the U.N.T.D. Cadets in second place and Guard Division in third.

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