Who Where When Photos

Good Old Days at the Barracks!

Good Old Days at the Barracks!

This is a departure from our usual “Who, Where and When” photos because it consists of a series of photos that have come into our possession centred around Arthur Rose…

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Group of Eight - Parish Constables

Group of Eight - Parish Constables

GROUP OF EIGHT  -  PARISH CONSTABLES   We thought this was  a group of real characters in this "Group of Eight"! We wanted to know they, where and when was…

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A Golden Group!

A Golden Group!

We were initially looking for a photo of this Localisation Course which took place in late October or early November 1970  for a feature article about all the young police…

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Sporty Bobbies on Tour

Sporty Bobbies on Tour

No. This is not the cast of performers from the 'Pirates of Penance' contingent of policemen!   It is a group of sporty "Bermuda Bobbies"  complete with their bobby helmets,…

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A Maritime Photo!

A Maritime Photo!

We recently (in late August 2020) came into possession of this photo with a distinctive 'maritime' flavour and we could see some very familiar faces but what we needed to…

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A Twenty Twenty Photo?

A Twenty Twenty Photo?

We're calling this our 20/20 Photo and you can hopefully figure out the reason why (nothing to do with the year!), but we also want to know the names of…

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Tuxedos and suits!

Tuxedos and suits!

Tuxedos and suits!   Remember the days when men used to wear bow ties and white tuxedos, and suits with collar and tie?  Here's a group of smart young men…

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Who's the young lady with these old timers?

Who's the young lady with these old timers?

Who's the young lady with these old timers?   Everyone in this photo has a connection with Bermuda, including the young lady!  We just need to know who they all…

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A Very Special Group!

A Very Special Group!

We are featuring not just one "Special" photo this week, but two photos taken perhaps within a few years of each other and with a number of the same faces.…

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Old Timers Galore!

Old Timers Galore!

Here we have a group of "Old Timers" from a bygone era,  and we wondered just  how many of these characters we can collectively recognise, and when and why was…

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Vic and Jimmy's lads

Vic and Jimmy's lads

We had just published this photo elsewhere on our website and wondered if you can find it.  But we also wanted to know who, where and when, as usual. We…

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Ron played Rugby?

Ron played Rugby?

        We figured that although this photo is slightly blurred we had no doubt the vast majority of our ExPo members would immediately know what sport they…

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Scotland Yard Team with Senior Officers

Scotland Yard Team with Senior Officers

We certainly have some great characters in this photograph and in some ways it is historic because of who are seen in it together.  We want to know where and…

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Room with a view!

Room with a view!

  WHO, WHERE AND WHEN? A ROOM WITH A VIEW!   We just received this photo of two police officers hard at work in an office and we want to…

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Old Photos of Bobbies at Heyl's Corner

Old Photos of Bobbies at Heyl's Corner

These four photos of police officers in Hamilton were recently posted on the wonderful website, “Old Bermuda: Our Island, Our History”. We are very interested to know if anyone might…

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A Mean Team!

A Mean Team!

Now here is one "Mean Team" but who are they,  which team are they, and when was this photo taken??  

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Fitness Fanatics?

Fitness Fanatics?

        It didn't take 24 hours for us to have all the answers as to the names of these seven superfit looking young men, who were, of…

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Safe drivers!

Safe drivers!

  Here's a memory tester for those who worked in Traffic Department in the 1980's, and for anyone else serving in the Bermuda Police along with any of these men…

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No tee totallers here!

No tee totallers here!

We recently received this photo of a group of young men heading abroad to some sort of gathering. We thought just for a mili-second that they might be some kind…

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Wild Westerners!

Wild Westerners!

    This group may not be "wild westerners" exactly but there is no prize for figuring our where this photo was taken.  What we would like to know is…

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A really motley crew!

A really motley crew!

  Now here's a really "Motley Crew" if ever there was one!   All we wanted you to do was to provide all of their names,  what pastime you think…

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A Motley Crew!

A Motley Crew!

  We  just recently came into possession of this photo of a group of policemen who appeared to be quite a motley crew!  We had no doubt that we wouldn't…

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Retirees Reunion - 1989

Retirees Reunion - 1989

  This photo has to be one of the most historic we have ever published, which we did for the first time  in May 2013.   It contained the largest…

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Drug Busters!

Drug Busters!

Here's another photo we received quite recently and is one of several of the same department taken at different times.  We figured it might not be easy to identify everyone…

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Is this an early Training Course?

Is this an early Training Course?

  We are about to publish an article about one of these police officers  and we are wondering just how many people we can identify from this photo from the…

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Boys in Blue - and flat caps

Boys in Blue - and flat caps

  This is the second photograph we received recently from the same era as our last "Who, Where and When" photo but not from the same source.  Sadly, one of…

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Khaki uniforms and flat caps

Khaki uniforms and flat caps

  We recently received this photo from one of our former Bermuda Police officers who settled in Western Canada after leaving the Island in the early 1960's.  We didn't have…

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An 'Official' Photo!

An 'Official' Photo!

  I doubt if we have ever previously published a "recent" photo in our "Who, Where and When" column but we decided to make an exception in this case. We…

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Wearing White Tuxedos for Weddings

Wearing White Tuxedos for Weddings

Wearing White Tuxedos for Weddings    We have just received this copy of a wedding party from the early 1960's  at a time when men wore white tuxedo jackets.  We…

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Who's having a good time!

Who's having a good time!

  We indicated that the guest of honour at this party is the gentleman wearing a white hat, not the young lad who appears to be quite intimidated by all…

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Eastern Division's Finest!

Eastern Division's Finest!

We have just published an article in our "Hall of Fame" column about Peter Stubbs who served in the BPS from 1957 until his retirement in 1981. Sadly, Peter passed…

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Old Timers!

Old Timers!

    These men in our latest "Who, Where and When" photo really take us back in time, and if you weren't in the Bermuda Police during the early/mid-1960's you…

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Singing Bobbies in the Birdcage!

Singing Bobbies in the Birdcage!

I'm sure we have featured our group of "Singing Bobbies in the Birdcage" before but I can't find a caption for it so we would like to test yourmemories and…

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Officers Brigade

Officers Brigade

  We found this photo in our files and wondered if we could collectively identify everyone it in, and work out when and why it was taken.  We have to…

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Oh Happy Days!

Oh Happy Days!

    It seems appropriate this week to post this photo of a very happy group of our colleagues at a time when we are mourning the loss of one…

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Gardening Brigade!

Gardening Brigade!

   As stated when we first published this photo it is definitely not the BPS Gardening Club  but it sure looks like this group had been gardening!  We wanted to…

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A Green Team!

A Green Team!

  We recently received this photo of a very impressive "Green Team" from our old friend Dave Garland and we wondered how many people could identify all the players, several…

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Men from the East

Men from the East

We recently received this group photo from former P.C. Ian Kittle who has written an excellent article for our "Then and Now" column which you can view at http://expobermuda.com/index.php/tan/658-ian-kittle Ian sent…

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A Dangerous Group!

A Dangerous Group!

We recently came into possession of this photo and immediately realized this is one 'dangerous' looking group of men by any definition! We asked if you could assist us in…

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Oldie but goldie  group

Oldie but goldie group

    We just received this photo of a group of oldies but goldies in red and white shirts and we wonder if you can help us to identify who…

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Fuzzy Photo - Fuzzy Memories!

Fuzzy Photo - Fuzzy Memories!

  We recently received this photo of a group of young men who got together on a very special day in the early  1970’s.  As you can see it’s a little…

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Smart suits and ties!

Smart suits and ties!

  We recently poached this photo of a group of smartly dressed men from Pete Giles Facebook page   -  with apologies to Pete.  We were enquiring who is in…

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Which Team is This? JIS 1980

Which Team is This? JIS 1980

  We received this photograph of a team of men and women who all worked in one of the most challenging jobs in the Bermuda Police Service and H.M. Customs,…

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Soccer Team with a Difference!

Soccer Team with a Difference!

  When posting this photograph we said there were some outstanding players on this team who should be very familiar to anyone who was following Bermuda football at that time.…

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What a Football Team!

What a Football Team!

  This was not the best quality photo we have ever published, and it may not have been the finest team the Bermuda Police has ever produced, but it was…

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Sharpshooters!

Sharpshooters!

  We received this photo in response to the photo we had just published of the Training School group being put to work by Sgt Ian Scotland.  The person who…

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Home, home on the Range!

Home, home on the Range!

We recently received a copy of this photo and wanted to know to know exactly where it was taken, when it was taken, and what on earth were these guys…

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Relaxing at St. George's Police Barracks

Relaxing at St. George's Police Barracks

  This photograph is also featured in our "Then and Now" article about former P.C. Ron Mullan who is wearing the dressing gown. (see article at http://expobermuda.com/index.php/tan/613-ron-mullan ) We know it…

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What kind of Course?

What kind of Course?

  We recently came into possession of these two photos of a Police Course believed to have been held at Prospect.  We also believe that one of them was published…

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Eleven Soldiers!

Eleven Soldiers!

  At first glance this appears to be a photograph of 11 soldiers, but if that was the case it would not be displayed on our ExPo website.  So, we…

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Well Fancy That!

Well Fancy That!

  Halloween Party at Faraway Cottages - 1966 (l - r)  Jack Rouse,  George Rose, Mike Jent, Seated -  Indian Fakir This was quite a photo and it wasn’t long…

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Football - or Soccer?

Football - or Soccer?

  No prize for guessing what sport these gentlemen used to play, but can you tell us the name of the team. who are all the players and officials, when…

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A Sportsman's Wedding!

A Sportsman's Wedding!

This is our second recent wedding photo being featured in "Who, When and Where".  It shouldn't be too difficult to figure out what sport most of those in attendance played…

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Most Photographed P.C.in the World!

Most Photographed P.C.in the World!

  We have just been kindly provided with these five old photographs by Richard Lee, with the assistance of Martin Buckley who scanned them for us.  As you can see,…

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Whose Wedding?

Whose Wedding?

We recently came into possession of this wedding photograph of a very well known police officer and his Bermudian bride.   We were aware of the names of several of…

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Chu Chu!

Chu Chu!

  How's this for a photo of photographers!   It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to fugure out which department it is and what occasion it was, but how about…

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Historic Rugby Tour

Historic Rugby Tour

We had recently received this photograph from Kate Shaw (Byrne) following the death of her father Denis Byrne in London on 16th February 2017. (See article under Latest News at  http://expobermuda.com/index.php/latest-news/553-dennis-byrne-seriously-ill…

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Battle of the Brains

Battle of the Brains

No prizes for telling us that this is a poster for one of the annual "Battle of the Brains" quizzes held at the Police Recreation Club in 1970.  These were…

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Ties

Ties

Here's a change from our usual "Who, Where and When" challenge.   We don't mean to tie you down in knots!  All of these police-related ties have been worn by…

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Gathering in U.K.

Gathering in U.K.

We had just recently received these photos of a gathering of our colleagues held quite some time ago.   We wanted to know where and when this gathering was held,…

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El Toro Drug Search

El Toro Drug Search

We have just received this copy of a front page photo in the Royal Gazette dated 22nd March 1985, from Dave O'Meara who is the person on the right with…

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Smart Escorts

Smart Escorts

 There were no prizes for guessing which department these smart young men were working in when these photos were taken, but we asked if you could  identify them,  estimate the…

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Good Golfers!

Good Golfers!

We said there is more than one legendary character in this photo!  There was no problem identifying all four of these golfers as Custerfield "Custy" Crockwell, William "Spider" MacKenzie,  Steve…

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A Beautiful Wedding

A Beautiful Wedding

  While writing a recent article on our website I came across this beautiful wedding photo and realized that it was never  published.  It has special significance this week and…

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A Very Special Visitor

A Very Special Visitor

We had recently received this photo and wanted to know who is the visitor, when and why did he visit Bermuda, who is sitting next to him, and who is…

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A Genuine Speedster!

A Genuine Speedster!

  Shortly before this year's Cup Match this young man attended the function held by the Officers Mess to celebrate the 80th birthday of retired Commissioner Fred "Penny" Bean where…

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No computers here!

No computers here!

Here is another photo we recently received which stretched back in time further than most of us can remember.  It was certainly taken long before the arrival of computer technology!…

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Not the Police Club Bar!

Not the Police Club Bar!

Although most of our members may never have visited this establishment it was an icon for many years at one end of the Island and no doubt holds some fond…

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Of course its a course?

Of course its a course?

There were no prizes for guessing that this was a course photo taken at Prospect, but we wanted to know what kind of course it was, when was it held,…

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A Social Gathering

A Social Gathering

Our latest photo was taken at a social gathering where everyone present looks very smart, but we wanted to know what was the occasion, where and when was it held,…

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Police Pugilists!

Police Pugilists!

  We had recently come into possession of the photos below, but there were no prizes for guessing that they were taken at one of the Police Boxing tournaments. We…

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Bermuda Characters!

Bermuda Characters!

  Anyone who served in the Bermuda Police Force in the 1940's, 50's and 60's will have no doubt about the name of this well known character. Yes, we want…

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Men from the West?

Men from the West?

Yes, we knew these officers were all in Western Division when this photo was taken, but we wanted to know who they are,  when the photo was taken, what were…

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What's this all about? IT Course

What's this all about? IT Course

We thought this would be a most appropriate photo to post in this column bearing in mind the new Photo album we have just created of Basic Training Courses held…

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What do they have in common? Marine Police Officers

What do they have in common? Marine Police Officers

We knew exactly where and when and why this photograph was taken but we wondered if you can name all these men, and tell is what they all have in…

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A Batch of New Recruits

A Batch of New Recruits

There was no prize for guessing that this is a batch of new recruits, but we wanted to know who they are, along with their instructors, and when they arrived…

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Definitely Not So Old!

Definitely Not So Old!

We normally feature photos from the more distant past in this column, but for a change here is one from the modern era. We wondered how many of our ex-officers…

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Fitness Fanatics!

Fitness Fanatics!

We had recently come into possession of these photos of a special event involving this group of police officers, and asked if you could identify all nine men in the…

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Bermuda Police Boffins!

Bermuda Police Boffins!

We posted this photo after adding it to the article on the History of the Bermuda Police but did not name these officers in that article, even though they certainly…

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14 Officers

14 Officers

When we published this photo of 14 police officers we had no idea what had brought them together,  but the mystery was finally solved by our “memory man” Davie Kerr,…

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VIP and Team!

VIP and Team!

It wouldn't take long to realize that one of the men in this photo is not a Bermuda Police Officer! And we knew it would take even less time to…

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How good was this rugby team?

How good was this rugby team?

Update -  19th February 2016 We have just received a much better copy of this photograph from our old friend Patrick "Pat" McBride which you can see below the one…

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Smartly dressed but no smiles!

Smartly dressed but no smiles!

We asked if you could remember the days when we actually used to wear blazers, shirts with collars, and ties,  on special occasions.   This was clearly a special occasion…

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HMI Visit in the 1950's ??

HMI Visit in the 1950's ??

This excellent photo is taken from page 36 of our new Police history book, "One Hundred & Thirty-Five Years of Service".   We know it is correctly dated 1955 and…

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Training Course?

Training Course?

When we first published this photo we pointed out that at first glance it might appear to be a group of new recruits but there is something unusual about it,…

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Training School Photo

Training School Photo

There were no prizes for figuring out that this was a Basic Training Course held at the Police Training School.  Our thanks to everyone who assisted in name everyone as…

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Santa and his Helpers!

Santa and his Helpers!

This photo surely gave us a nostalgic glimpse of the past on many levels!  We want to know who is in it, especially the gentleman in the red and white…

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Perfect Camouflage

Perfect Camouflage

We recently come into possession of this photograph which is going to be featured shortly in a new "Then and Now" article about one of the team.  Even the person…

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Bikers Brigade

Bikers Brigade

This photo is taken directly from the new book on the History of the Bermuda Police and we published it courtesy of the editors.  This excellent book features over 100…

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Party time in CID

Party time in CID

We recently came into possession of these three photos from someone who's not sure who is in them!  The person who provided them was Christine Muspratt who received them in…

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A Large Group Gathers at City Hall

A Large Group Gathers at City Hall

This had to be the largest number of people we have ever featured in "Who, Where and When"!  It wasquite a challenge for any one person to identify everyone in…

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A Zany Cast of Characters

A Zany Cast of Characters

We first published this photo in our Who, Where and When column when all such photos were in one album, but we recently saw it on our expo facebook page,…

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A Bunch of Bruisers!

A Bunch of Bruisers!

  How about this for an exceptionally smart looking group of "bruisers" complete with blood red carnations!  Can you tell us who they are, where and when it was taken,…

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Historic Rugby Photo -  Duckett Memorial Trophy

Historic Rugby Photo - Duckett Memorial Trophy

This photograph made history for what it was used for, rather than for the match being played.  We asked if you could tell us when it was taken, which teams…

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Ship Ahoy!

Ship Ahoy!

Ship Ahoy! There were no prizes for guessing which department is featured in this photo although you might have needed an eyesight test to discern the name of the boat!…

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The Best in the West

The Best in the West

The Best in the West We recently came into possession of this Divisional photo, and there were no prizes for guessing which Division it is,  but we wanted to be…

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Fearless Fighters

Fearless Fighters

Fearless Fighters We received a series of photos from a trip taken quite a few years ago by our Bermuda Police Boxing Team who went to Boston to compete against…

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Some Team!

Some Team!

 Some Team! Joint Importation Squad This was maybe an easy test for anyone who worked in or with this group, but we wanted to know who was in it ,…

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Great Sounds

Great Sounds

Great Sounds I thought it appropriate at this time to show one particular photograph in our "Who, Where and When" column.  There was no prize for guessing what this group…

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A Merry Christmas Indeed

A Merry Christmas Indeed

A Merry Christmas Indeed   It was with a twinge of sadness that we posted this photo of a group of young men clearly enjoying a very Merry Christmas dinner,…

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Welcome to the official website of the Bermuda Ex-Police Officer's Association, now known as "Bermie Ex-Po".  Our intention is to provide former and retired members of the Bermuda Police Service with a means of keeping in touch with each other, to record our collective history, and to encourage you to sit down and write about your own personal experiences so they can be recorded for posterity.

roger sherrattOur Committee (CLICK HERE for details) is determined to ensure that "Bermie Ex-Po" is inclusive for all those who have served in the BPS, and through our website we try to bring us all closer together, whether you are still living here in Bermuda or you are many thousands of miles away. 

I feel sure that as you leaf through its pages, our website will hold many fond memories for you, and will hopefully encourage you to let us hear from you. Please feel free to let us have your comments ansd suggestions via our website email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE  for an Important Message from our ExPo President, Calvin Smith.  

FEATURE ARTICLES  
  
Then and Now -  This is designed specifically for former and retired members of the Bermuda Police to tell their own stories about life in the BPS. It is open to anyone who has served for any length of time, no matter how short, and provides you with an opportunity to relate your personal history. We are keen to illustrate your story with photos if you can provide them.  Our latest "Then and Now" article features our ExPo website editor, retired
Chief Inspector Roger Sherratt who has tried to encapsulate some of the history of the Bermuda Police during the 1960's and 1970's in his reminiscences.  CLICK HERE TO view the article.
 
 Young P.C. Roger Sherratt
 
 
Hall of Fame  - This section is intended to honour the memories of former colleagues who are no longer with us.  They are usually kindly submitted by family and friends, and we urge the families of our former colleagues to assist us in including their loved ones in our Hall of Fame.  CLICK HERE or our latest article on a truly exceptional police officer, P.C. Thomas James Powell, one of our first police officers who had a short but remarkable career in the 11th Hussars prior to joining the Bermuda Police having been present at the Charge of the Light Brigade. CLICK HERE for the article on Brian Malpas.
 Constable Thomas James Powell
 
Interesting Articles   -  This column features interesting articles written on a wide range of subjects related to the Bermuda Police Service or personal stories.   We are delighted to receive articles from anyone who wishes to put pen to paper, and will assist with editing where necessary.  You can submit articles and photos by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Our latest article, "50th Anniversary of Joining Bermuda Police" has resulted from a recent email from Bob Porritt who wrote that he had first joined the Bermuda Police 50 years ago as of  2nd October 2020, and wondered where his old colleagues are these days.  We discovered that some 82 young men joined the Police during the year 1970 so we have written this article listing all those former officers,  and providing some details about them in hopes that we will hear from guys we haven't heard from for many years.  CLICK HERE for the article by John Skinner about "Bermuda's Brave Blue Line"- stories of Bermuda's Policeman who served in the Military during World War One.
 
CLICK HERE to view "50th Anniversary of joining Bermuda Police"
 

Who, Where and When  -  This column features photographs submitted to us by former colleagues in which we challenge you to tell us who is in the photograph, when was it taken, and where was it taken? We usually give you a couple of weeks to figure out the answers and we then publish the correct results - if known - based on our collective memories. Please either email your answers to us or type in your comments in the "Comments" section below the enlarged photo.  Our latest photo shown below is a "Group of Eight" and we would like to know who they are,  when was it taken, and what did they all have in common at that time - apartment from being police officers?!  CLICK HERE to view the photo. Our last photo was of "A Golden Group" of young officers who joined in 1970 and it was their 50th Anniversary of joining the Bermuda Police. CLICK HERE to view "A Golden Group".


CLICK HERE to view our "Group of Eight"

 

Latest News and Press Releases  -   You will see both of the headings for both of these columns here on our home page,  Latest News usually contains local news, often related to the BPS, that we believe will be of interest.  Press Releases have usually been mainly about Police-related matters but as of now I will try to keep you up-to-date on the cornonavirus crisis locally by referring you to articles in our local media wherever possible.

On behalf of the Bermie Ex-Po Committee we wish all the very best to you and your families, and we trust that our website will provide you with an opportunity to think of good times as you stroll down memory lane.  

Roger Sherratt
Editor
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Under normal circumstances Bermie Ex-Po currently organizes several events each year at the Police Recreation Club, including a summer BBQ and a reception at the Officers Mess in January, and  we have been keen to expand our social events. We are aware that former colleagues from overseas have organized events in their home countries, and are always delighted to assist you in publicizing these get-togethers, whether it is in Canada, the West Indies, the UK, or Down Under. 

You do not need to be a paid up member of Bermie Ex-Po to be able to enjoy our website, but we would encourage all former members of the Bermuda Police normally resident in Bermuda to join our organization. The annual cost of membership is $40, and for persons over 70 it is $20.  Widows and widowers of former officers are honorary members, as are retired civilian staff. We are most grateful to the Police Association for a generous donation that has made the creation of this website possible, but we normally rely on membership fees to keep it active and up-to-date.

COST OF WEBSITE REPAIRS  -  As you may be aware we had a major crash of our website in January 2020 which could not have come at a worse time,  and I want to thank our webmaster Bob MacLean for all he has done and is doing to restore our website so we can keep in touch with you, and so you can keep in touch with each other.  I need to mention that we have incurred considerable expenses during this process, and we will also incur extra expenses going forward in providing extra support and regular back-ups so that any further crashes can quickly be rectified with minimal loss of data.   We are looking at ways to collect funds, perhaps through  voluntary donations from our overseas members, and will keep you informed as we move forward. 

 

 


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