Royal Canadian Navy : Robert Berbeck.


Robert Berbeck, 1960

Robert Berbeck, 2014

Robert Berbeck joined the RCN in 1960 and was trained as a signalman. He served on HMCS New Glasgow, Ste Therese, Cape Breton, Assiniboine, Qu'Appelle, Antigonish, Beacon Hill, Cowichan, Provider, Terra Nova, Mackenzie, Yukon, Restigouche, & Kootenay, and retired after 27 years with the rank of P1SG4.

Bob took the photo which appears at the top of the main index page of this website. It was taken onboard HMCS Qu'Appelle in July 1964, enroute to Acapulco. The photo is of his late brother-in-law, John White. Section revised August 7, 2020.

thumbnail Robert Berbeck, 1960. Taken on his first day home after basic training, 1960. thumbnail Robert Berbeck, 1961. Studio portrait, age 18. thumbnail Lorna and Robert Berbeck, Wedding photo, 1964. thumbnail Lorna & Robert Berbeck 44th wedding anniversary, Oct.3, 2008. thumbnail HMCS Cornwallis, 1960. Official photo of Terra Nova 2/60 Division with a link to a larger version. Names: Berbeck, Beverage, Campbell, David, Ethier, L'Heureux, Madsen, Marleau, Powers, Reid, White. thumbnail HMCS Cornwallis, 1960. Three photos. Terra Nova 2/60 Division, champion water-polo team, trophy winners, trophy presentation. Surnames: Berbeck, Briggs, Campbell, Chute, Cicconi, Ethier, Hockley, Landymore, Madsen, Paul, Read. thumbnail HMCS Cornwallis, Assault Course, 1960. Twenty photos of Terra Nova 2/60 Division during and after the assault course. Names so far: Berbeck, Broadfoot, Campbell, David, Chute, Ethier, Hall, Johnson, L'Heureux, Lloyd, Madsen, Marleau, White. thumbnail HMCS Cornwallis, Church Class, 1960. Men from all divisions and ranks in Cornwallis. Only names known are Terry Banks, Robert Berbeck. thumbnail Hurricane on HMCS Assiniboine, 1963. Three photos. The ship takes some big waves. thumbnail HMCS Mackenzie, 1964. Photo was taken in Vancouver Harbour. thumbnail Sunset at sea, 1966. With HMCS St Croix and HMCS Stettler in the distance. thumbnail Two destroyers at Midway, 1968. HMCS Qu'Appelle & HMCS Saskatchewan at Sand Island. thumbnail HMCS Antigonish in refit in Vancouver, 1965. Two photos. thumbnail Three decomissioned Tribals. HMCS Micmac, HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Haida in Halifax, 1964. thumbnail HMCS Assiniboine euchre game, 1963. One man is unidentified. Surnames so far: Barre, Corrigal, Hazzard, Lawrence, Linaker, Thomas, White. thumbnail Graduation of SG105 in Esquimalt, 1960. Seven men. Surnames are: Berbeck, Fredrickson, Hockley, Law, Power, Stewart, Tucknott. thumbnail HMCS Grilse catches a dingy. April 1966. A dingy was caught in her vents when she surfaced. Four photos. thumbnail HMCS Provider refuels HMCS Bonaventure and HMCS Antigonish. Six photos taken in Feb., 1966. thumbnail Refuling from HMCS Provider. February 1966. HMCS St Croix refuling from HMCS Provider. Two photos. thumbnail Canadian sailors at Copacabana in Rio, 1966. Beach scenes in Rio plus a view from the bridge while entering Buenos Aires. Four photos. thumbnail Signalmen on board HMCS Assiniboine. Three photos taken October 1963. Men relaxing on board ship. thumbnail HMCS Provider refueling HMCS Terra Nova. Two photos, one an aerial shot. Sept. 1969. thumbnail HMCS Saguenay, Nipigon, Terra Nova. September 1963. Three destroyers alongside in Halifax. thumbnail HMCS Provider & HMCS Terra Nova at sea. Two aerial photos. The ships were enroute to England. thumbnail HMCS Terra Nova refueling in the North Sea. Two photos taken October 1969. Terra Nova digs into the waves. thumbnail HMCS Provider in Copenhagen. October 1969. thumbnail HMCS Provider in drydock. Three photos taken In Esquimalt, January 1970. thumbnail HMCS Provider refuels destroyers, 1969. Six photos taken Oct. 1969. HMCS Assiniboine, Fraser, Skeena, Terra Nova receive fuel and groceries. thumbnail Two destroyers in Singapore. HMCS Qu'Appelle and HMCS Saskatchewan alongside in Singapore, 1968. thumbnail HMCS Qu'Appelle crosses the equator. Six photos taken in 1968. King Neptune holds court as Captain and crew ask permission to cross the equator. Surnames: Campbell-Hope, Huber, McAdam. thumbnail HMCS Qu'Appelle ship's company, 1968. Photo was taken in Manila, Phillippine Islands, May 1968. An enlarged version is also provided. 63 men identified so far. thumbnail HMCS Naden, 1968/69. The last Trade Group Three Signalmans course held on the west Coast. Surnames: Berbeck, Buburuz, Davies, Heron, Macadam, McCoy, Patterson, Rogers. thumbnail Signalmen on HMCS Qu'Appelle, 1964. Robert Berbeck and Jack Linaker flash signals on the way to Acapulco. thumbnail HMCS Beacon Hill, 1967. Two photos. The de­com­mis­sioning pennant is raised by Robert Berbeck and Kip Rumble and the Canadian flag is lowered for the last time by Robert Berbeck and R. Dale. thumbnail HMCS Qu'Appelle and Boy Scouts, 1968. Four photos taken on Midway Island where the local scout troop was given a tour of the ship. Surnames so far: Berbeck, Hunter, McLean, Ratcliffe, Renaud. thumbnail Blood Donor Clinic, HMCS Provider, 1972. Robert Berbeck donates his 50th pint, watched by Rear Admiral Leir. thumbnail Relaxing on HMCS Provider, 1970. Three photos. Surnames: Berbeck, Brent, Broadwood, Calder, Ganner, Kain, McGregor, Mitchell, Rumble, Staples. thumbnail Memorial for a lost ship­mate. A wreath is thrown for ABSW William Gordon deBalinhard, who was lost overboard from HMCS Provider on September 22, 1971. Five photos including three of William deBalinhard. thumbnail Crewmembers, HMCS Yukon, 1977. Fun and games in Mazatlan, Mexico. Surnames: Johnston, Kyle, Puesch(?). thumbnail ASROC firing, HMCS Rest­i­gouche, 1983. Rob took this photo of an anti-submarine rocket just as it was fired. thumbnail Ten photos of Robert's visit to Corregidor, a fort at the mouth of Manilla Harbour, in May or early June, 1983. This fort defended Manilla against the Japanese invasion until it was finally captured after a long bombardment. Added August 7, 2020. thumbnail Robert Berbeck in 2014. Taken on his 50th wedding anniversary, 03 October, 2014.

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