Police Boxing Trip to Massachusetts  -  1982


With this photo we pointed out that it's not often you see a bunch of tough looking policemen strutting around wearing satin red dressing gowns!   We figures you would quickly be able to guess why,  but we wanted you to name them all and tell us in what year this was taken and where was the event held? 

This was the first "Who, When and Where photo we published after providing a comments column under photos and articles so that you could post your answers directly on line.  It didn't take long for us to receive the correct answers as you will see below.

Bermuda Police Boxing Team  -  1982 
Taken during trip to the U.S. to compete against the Massachusetts State Troopers

Many thanks for all the input. It appears we can put this photo to bed with the information provided by Davie and Nick. To summarize  -  It's a photo of our Police Boxing Team who travelled to the U.S. in May 1982 to compete against the Massachusetts State Troopers. The photograph was taken on Friday May 7th at the Norwood National Guard Armoury.

Top row (l-r) Billy Henry, Nick Jamieson, Steve Rollison, Richard Flood, Dave Hope (civvy), Dick Parker, Merve Dickenson, Donville Yarde, Robert "Bob" Hinds.

Kneeling - Gary Smith (Trainer), Chris Coggins, Milton Douglas, Frankie Foggo Phil Connor, and Dave Cook.

Would anyone like to comment on the result of the Tournament before we file it under Who, When and Where?  Or can we presume that on this particular occasion our boys took some licks!   Might be interesting to have a few comments on when and how we started to compete with the Massachusetts State Troopers and where we competed against them i.e. at home and in Masachusetts.

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#7 Davie Kerr 2013-11-21 14:58
Bad Dog retired from the Mass State Troopers in 1987 and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii: he's now "retired retired" and lives in Waikoloa Village, about 20 miles up the coast from Kona on Hawaii's west coast. He's not been in the best of health recently and now walks even more slowly than I do, but still has a wealth of "Remember when" Mass State Trooper stories! He says a big HI to "anyone with a memory"!
#6 Davie Kerr 2013-09-11 18:27
It just so happens that I'm looking at this right now with the one and only Paul "Bad Dog" Driscoll, with whom I had two epic pnnch-ups in '82 (at the old Prospect Gym) and '83 (at BAA): he sends his best to anyone who admits to remembering him!

Editors note - Now that is one incredible coincidence. We are sure that many of our boxers will remember "Bad Dog". Davie can you provide us with some information about where he is and what he's doing these days?
#5 Frankie Foggo 2012-11-30 18:15
Davie, that is Robert 'jumping jack' Hines next to Donville Yard....
#4 Nick JAMIESON 2012-05-29 08:46
Friday May 7th 1982 at the Norwood National guard Armoury, Massachusetts. Chris COGGINS is the missing name. Dave HOPE is the civvy. His elder brother, Gary, was Florida Golden Gloves and his dad, Frank, was a heavy weight boxer.
#3 Richard Parker 2012-05-24 12:49
I think Davie missed Dave 'the scouse' hairdresser a 'civvy' standing in green and Robert JJ Hinds, standing back far right. The guy kneeling next to trainer Gary Smith came through the cadets.
#2 Davie Kerr 2012-05-22 15:50
Oh Gawd, here we go again! Back row from L:- Billy Henry, Nick Jamieson, Steve Rollison, Richard Flood, no idea, Dick Parker, Merv Dickenson, Donny Yarde, ?George Jackson? Front row from L:- Gary Smith (trainer), forgotten, Milton Douglas, Frankie Foggo, Phil Connor, Dave Cook.
#1 Terry 2012-05-15 18:23
This should be fun. I am not telling.
I have 10 down.
You guys figure it out.
Frankie never changes........ ............. :eek: :D

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