Who remembers khaki uniforms?

This photo is featured in the Hall of Fame article on the Late Oliver “Chief” Trott (CLICK HERE to view article) and was kindly provided to us by his widow, Mrs “Girlie” Trott, who sadly just passed. “Chief“ Trott was obviously in CID when this photo was taken. We knew it was taken in the late 1950’s and that most of our readers don’t go back quite that far, but we wanted to give some of our older colleagues an opportunity to test their memories and tell us when it was taken, what was the occasion, and who is in it. 

We are assured by Peter Stubbs, who is the photo, that it was taken in June 1958 at the time of a Refresher Course held at Prospect. Peter was able to identify most of those in the photo which included Course attendees along with Senior Officers and the Overseas Instructor who’s name we do not know.

With some additional assistance from retired Inspector Mike Burke, we believe we have now identified everyone in this photo except the Overseas Instructor. The only person we are not absolutely sure of is Brian Lay. Can anyone else confirm his identity?

Mike advises that the man top left on the back row is Mike Stavely, known at the St. George’s Mess as “The Red Snapper”. Mike also recalls that John Pyefinch once found a GOAT in his room after coming off duty, which caused much alarm! Pyefinch apparently used to keep a cage full of budgies in his room which turned up one day on Joe Colton’s bed. Needless to say, Joe was very angry because the birds dropped what birds drop all over Joe’s bed covers. The culprit of course wasn’t John Pyefinch!

Editors note  -  To the best of our knowledge it was a disciplinary offence to have "birds" in barrack rooms! Refresher Course


Refresher Course at Prospect - June 1958

Back Row  - Mike Stavely , John Simmons, Nick DeRosa, John Morris, Jim Woodward, Jim Walsh, Mike Burke, Alan Waddicor, Howard Dill, Taffy Alder.
Middle Row -  Brian Malpas, John D. Pyefinch,  Brian Lay, Roy Thomas,  Harry Leman, Peter Stubbs, Lynn Hall,  Trevor Owen,  Derek Brashier
Front Row -  Jim McNiven, Oliver Trott, Joe Nixon, COP Henderson,  Overseas Instructor?,  Bob Ball,  Harry Fisher,  Bob Railton.

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#5 Terry 2013-04-23 17:07
No way is that Red Hebberd.
The man was shorter that I and I am 5'-10".
Then again Jimmy must have been wearing short socks that day.
:P
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#4 mike cherry 2013-04-22 12:55
back row 4th from left John Rigor Mortis Morris, next to Jim Woodward Douglas Red Hebberd and Mike Burke. Front row left could be Ken Morris and front row right is Bob Railton. Next to Commissioner Henderson could be Superintendent Percy Miller
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#3 Terry Cabral 2013-04-09 16:36
Quoting Davie Kerr:
Can't help much with this one, I'm afraid! The only ones I THINK I recognise are: Back row: 2 from L, JT Simmons; 5 from L, Jim Woodward. Middle row: 6 from L, Pete Stubbs: Front row: 2 from L, Oliver Trott; 3 from L, Joe Nixon; 6 from L, Bob "Bugsy" Ball: and I'm not putting money on all of them being right, either!

It's funny how things work.
I typed similar many hours before Mr. Kerrs post.
Looks like I copied his.
Moderation is a beach eh.......
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#2 Terry Cabral 2013-04-07 17:59
I see Ball, Henderson, Jim Woodward, Malpas,Joe Nixon, Peter Stubbs twin.........
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#1 Davie Kerr 2013-04-07 13:18
Can't help much with this one, I'm afraid! The only ones I THINK I recognise are: Back row: 2 from L, JT Simmons; 5 from L, Jim Woodward. Middle row: 6 from L, Pete Stubbs: Front row: 2 from L, Oliver Trott; 3 from L, Joe Nixon; 6 from L, Bob "Bugsy" Ball: and I'm not putting money on all of them being right, either!
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