Young P.C. Kevin Brennan in 1969
 

We have just received the sad news from Dave Inwood that our good friend and former colleague, Kevin Brennan, died on Monday 14th October 2019 in his home town of Forres in Scotland after a battle with cancer.

Unfortunately, we don't have access to the Police Register at Prospect over the weekend, and I'm travelling abroad tomorrow for week, so it will be a week before I can provide details of Kevin's service record in Bermuda, and possibly his warrant card photo when he first joined the Bermuda Police. 

 
Kevin Brennan
 
Dave Inwood (left) meets up for a drink and a chat with
his old friend Kevin Brennan for the first time in 46 years.
 

Dave says that he came  to Bermuda in December 1968 and Kevin joined shortly after he did and was still serving in the Bermuda Police when Dave left in December 1973.  Dave lost contact with Kevin for years but managed to catch up with him in July this year in Forres following a PRC football reunion in Manchester. Unfortunately Kevin was too sick to travel to the reunion so Dave made the trip to Forres to see him. Kevin was a fine footballer and played for the Police Recreation Club as centre half.  Dave was aware that Kevin lived for a while in Thailand and also in Darwin, Australia, before settling back in Scotland.

The funeral is being held at 1pm on Monday 21st October at Tom Ross and Sons, 8 Orchard Road, Forres, Moray, Scotland.

We offer our sincere condolences to Kevin's wife, Maree, his son Jon, daughters Bec and Hannah and to their family. 

28th October 2019

Further to the above information about Kevin,  Dave Cooper has advised that Kevin served here in the Bermuda Police From May 1969 - August 1973,  and John Headey says Kevin was a valuable member of the Police Football Team.  John provided us with this photo of the very successful Police Team for the 1972-73 season in which Kevin is standing on the back row second from the right.   Rather than publish the list which John can no doubt supply to us, we thought it might be a good test of your collective faculties if we ask our readers to identify everyone else in the photo.

I'm sure there is one person - a Scot no less - who will probably have no trouble picking everyone out, and will probably also be able provide us with their colllar numbers, so we'll give you 48 hours berfore publishing the answers provided by our good friend Davie!

 
Police Football Team 1972-1973 Season
Back from L:- Graham Blackshaw*, John Headey, Eric Robinson* Keith Cassidy,
Dave Hodgkins*, Frank Dowie, Bill Jordan*, Kevin Brennan, Steve Taylor.
Front from L:- Bob Porritt, Brian McManus*, Bob Durman, Ernie McCreight, Alan MacLeod* , Dave Walker*, Bryan Parkin.
(Many thanks to Davie Kerr for providing us with all of their names -  see Comments below)
 
31 October 2019
 
UPDATE -  I've now had the opportunity to check on the entry for Kevin in our Police Register at Prospect where I located the above photo of him taken shortly after he first arrived as a young P.C. in  May 1969.  Our records indicate that prior to joining the Bermuda Police , Kevin had served in the Hertfordshire Police, first as a Cadet and then as a Constable from August 1964 - April 1969.  Whilst here in Brmuda he was posted to Western Division for about 2 years before being transferred to Operations where he remained until he resigned and returned to the UK in August 1973. 
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#9 Al walker 2019-11-06 02:57
Can anyone provide me an email and a phone number to reach Mr Kevin John Brennan's family. We really have something for them on behalf of Kevin John Brennan.


Editors note,

Hi Al, I will pass your contact details on to the guys who best knew Kevin.
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#8 Dave O Meara 2019-11-02 07:55
Hola Roger I sent you the dates that Kevin served in Bda ie May 69 to Aug 73. You have the info coming from Dave Cooper unless both of us sent them to you.

Editors note - Many thanks Dave. I was able to also check the Police Rehsiter at Prospect to confirm the dates. All is well.
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#7 terry 2019-11-01 14:51
A "monic" is a mathematical term having the coefficient of the term of highest degree equal to one. Is that helpful?!

So I misspelled a word.
Moniker was what I meant to portray and write.
As for "previous" the Scot said basically and written "Dave Hodgkins- Les Pearson.
Happy November.

Sholom.

Editors note - Apologies Terry. Just having some fun.
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#6 Davie Kerr 2019-11-01 05:17
As I've already named all those lads on a previous post I think Terry's comment is superfluous, but I'll do them again in case anyone missed my previous effort.
Back from L:- Graham Blackshaw*, John Headey, Eric Robinson* Keith Cassidy, Dave Hodgkins*, Frank Dowie, Bill Jordan*, Kevin Brennan, Steve Taylor.
Front from L:- Bob Porritt, Brian McManus*, Bob Durman, Ernie McCreight, Alan MacLeod* , Dave Walker*, Bryan Parkin.
And (referring back to Terry's first comment) could someone please tell me what a "monicor" is? Any relation to a "manicure"?

Editors note - Many thanks Davie for coming to the rescue. I hadn't seen your list of names before, so glad you sent it again. I'm presuming that the guys with asterick next to their names are all civilians.

A "monic" is a mathematical term having the coefficient of the term of highest degree equal to one. Is that helpful?!
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#5 terry 2019-10-30 18:18
Well as for the "a Scot no less" he may get them all right.
I knew them all and know the ones that live and are deceased.
Sholom and I can actually name them all.

Editors note - Terry, the whole point of posting these photos is to identify everyone in them if possible. You may no doubt know everyone in this photo and can actually name them, so please do so.
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#4 Mike Jent 2019-10-26 12:34
Sad to hear of another fellow policeman passing,my condolences to his family and friends.
Rest in peace Kevin.
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#3 Les Gordon 2019-10-25 18:31
I shared a house with KB on Cobb’s Hill Rd where we wore the needle out on Rod Stewart’s LP “Every Picture Tells a Story.” Songs like ‘Maggie May’ remind me of Kevin with his big smile and Sean Connery voice. RIP KB.
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#2 John Headey 2019-10-25 12:04
So sad to hear this news although DAVE Inwood had told me Kevin was ill. He was a darned good Centre half and a good guy to boot. RIP Kevin.
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#1 terry 2019-10-19 18:07
Condolences to his family.
I knew them both but can't remember what Kevin was famous for as we all have our monicors.
RIP.
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