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 the mail many years ago from none other than "Chief (Oliver) Trott" who was in charge of Central CID when they were taken. 

We said you may have to be a little long in the tooth to be able to identify everyone but we were very confident it could be done.  We  also asked if anyone  could provide us with the location where they were taken, the year they were taken, and what was the celebration? So far we have not been able to discover the reason for this celebration  -  maybe it was a weekly event -  nor the year it was taken, although we are sure the location is Central CID.

Based on information we have received, and my own recollection,  I believe the list below the first photo is accurate, and includes one name that puzzled some  -  it is Roy Dudden who was a civilian, a football referee, and a good friend of the Police at that time.

Initially we thought it likely that just four of these officers are still with us - two here in Bermuda, one in Canada, and one in the US.  We know that Arthur Bean and John Barnett are alive and very well and both still here in Bermuda,  Dave Parsons is living in Canada, while John Mulholland is living somewhere out in California and is re-married.  Neither Dave nor John have easy access to computers or the internet but we have spoken to some of their family members who are still here in Bermuda in hopes of catching up on what they are up to these days.   And Davie Kerr informs us that both Ron Wallace and Crawford "Crow" Rae were both living in Scotland a few years ago and we have not heard hide nor hair of them!  Any information on Ron and "Crow" would be much appreciated.                       

CID Party in Central CID circa 1962
(l-r)  Brinley Jones, eyebrows behind Brin belong to  Jeff Sanders, Sinclair Bean, Lenny Edwards (front row),
Sean Sheehan (raising his glass), Arthur Bean, Jimmy Moir,  Dave Parsons' unmistakable moustache,
Roy Duddon, Ron Wallace, "Chief (Oliver) Trott", Mike Palmer, Tom Cassin, Hubert Simmons,
John Mulholland,  and John Barnett.
 
Missing from this photo but visible in Photo 2 is the distinguished white hair and light sweater with elbow pads of Floyd "Happy" Duerden emptying the bottle!

Photo 2

Photo 3

 

 

 

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#24 Mike Burke 2016-06-25 16:23
Some information for you about Crawford (Crow) Rae. Crow Joined the Bermuda police in about 1957 and left in about 1960 when he worked in a shoe store in London. Crow was from Aberdeen and Bill (Spider) MacKenzie was the one from Stonehaven. I visited both of them while I was on holiday in 1961. They both re-joined Bermuda police in about 1962. Around 1978, Crow had a problem with his big toe and left about that time on medical grounds. The last we heard, he was working in the oil industry in Scotland but we've had no news of him or his family for several years now. Crow, Spider and I were close friends while in Bermuda and they were usher and best man at my wedding to Carolyn.

Editors note - Many thanks for this insight Mike. If anyone has information about Crow in his later years we would be pleased to hear from you.
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#23 Terry 2015-07-04 15:51
Editors note - I think you'll find that it was Major Chris Wheddon (a former BPS member) who was tragically killed in a traffic accident in the UK in 2012, and that he's not related to Roy.
Close but no cigar.
Knew that Mr. Wheddon was related to the BPS and the Regiment.

Were not all perfect.
Shalom.
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#22 Terry 2015-07-01 13:36
[quote name="mike cherry"]Roger,
i think that you will find that the "civvy" in the middle of the photo is Roy Dudden who played Rugby for the Police team in the 1960s (see photo v Dartmouth Squadron 1961). He was actually on the permanent staff of the Regiment at the time,

An observation on my part.
Could this be the Father of the Major Dudden that was killed in an accident in England a few years ago?
Shalom.

Editors note - I think you'll find that it was Major Chris Wheddon (a former BPS member) who was tragically killed in a traffic accident in the UK in 2012, and that he's not related to Roy.
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#21 mike cherry 2015-06-26 18:31
Roger,
i think that you will find that the "civvy" in the middle of the photo is Roy Dudden who played Rugby for the Police team in the 1960s (see photo v Dartmouth Squadron 1961). He was actually on the permanent staff of the Regiment at the time, but i do not know how he got to be at a CID party. Being a "traffic guy" i was never invited to CID parties!! Like the new format, many thanks. Mike Cherry

Editors note - Many thanks Mike. I knew it was Roy but had no idea where he worked or that he played rugby for the Police Team. By the time I came here in 1964, I'm fairly sure that he was refereeing rugby games.
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#20 Terry 2015-06-24 20:31
Editors note - Not sure how long Crow served here in Bermuda and unfortunately I can't find his file in the Police Register.

Crawford Yeoman(sp) Rae did not retire from the Bermuda Police Force (Service).

Shalom.

Editors note - Never said he did Terry. Just surprised that his file does not exist in the Police Register, and that would have given details of length of service, promotions, transfers etc. He is one of the few from that era who is not in the register.
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#19 Terry 2015-06-24 14:06
[quote name="Davie Kerr"]Incidenta lly, I believe that Ron Wallace is still with us, and lurking somewhere in darkest Perthshire.....
I did hear that Crow had returned to his native Stonehaven after retirement.

Crow retired?

Retired from where.
I thought he resigned and went back home and opened a shoe store.

Um cunfooozed.

Editors note - Not sure how long Crow served here in Bermuda and unfortunately I can't find his file in the Police Register.
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#18 Davie Kerr 2015-06-23 16:15
Incidentally, I believe that Ron Wallace is still with us, and lurking somewhere in darkest Perthshire.....
I did hear that Crow had returned to his native Stonehaven after retirement. I did make a few enquiries while I was visiting there some years back (my best mate from school in Kirriemuir has lived there for many years), but with no success.

Editors note - Many thanks for this information Ron. It would be great to hear from Ron, and also from Crow or his family.
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#17 Terry 2015-06-21 13:55
Editors note - Correct Terry. I've seen a few of these CID party photos and they would often invite uniform and civilian staff etc.

And I have been to many parties when the 'CID' would turn up whilst in uniform.

It was a thing way back then in the good years.
Shalom.
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#16 Terry 2015-06-20 18:30
Editors note - Correct Terry. I've seen a few of these CID party photos and they would often invite uniform and civilian staff etc.

I went to t 2 SB parties.
Apparently I never showed up............. .........Bawaha aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaa
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#15 Terry 2015-06-20 15:36
An observation on my part.
Photo #1 and John Barnett.

Looks like he is in uniform.
Look at his right shoulder.
We all had silver buttons on our epaulettes.

Editors note - Correct Terry. I've seen a few of these CID party photos and they would often invite uniform and civilian staff etc.
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