Happy 10th Anniversary in Bermuda - March 1981

It sure didn't take long to get this photo sorted!  It is, of course, a group celebrating their 10th Anniversary in Bermuda having come out to join the Bermuda Police on 1st and 2nd March 1971.  The photo was taken 10 years later at the Hamilton Princess when those still here got together with wives and partners. We have identified them in the photos below.

On checking our records we came up with the names of all those who came out in March 1971,  which included:-   John Rodgers, Clifford Harris, Alexander "Sandy" Duncan, Malcolm Marlowe, Martin Pearson, Peter Swann, Ernie McCreight, Kenneth Blow, Dave Burley, Colin MacDonald, Pete Shaw, Anthony "Tinker" Taylor, Malcolm Edwards, Michael Chitty, Ian Claridge, and Maurice "Moby" Pett.  The "odd one out" is Kevan Hamilton who joined 3 months earlier, on 1st December 1970.  We have not yet been able to identify the lady (partly hidden) sitting next to Pete Shaw who may have been with Tinker Taylor.

It's more than likely that the photo was taken by Ernie McCreight who came out with the group but is not in the picture.

For the purpose of identifying these partygoers can you please refer to tables 1 and 2 below

 Table 1 

Left side (l-r)  Bron Pett, Sandy Duncan, Barbara McCreight, Tinker Taylor, Beverly Shaw
Right side (l-r) Moby Pett, Sue Duncan,  unknown lady?, and Pete Shaw

Table 2

Left side (front to back) - Roger Kendall, Lita Kendall, Bernie Pitman, Irene Johnson
 Right side (front to back) - Martin Pearson, Sandi DeSilva, Kevan Hamilton and Cheryl Burgess
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#10 Terry 2014-03-14 17:30
Lady in question is Victor Mello's daughter from St. George.
I forget her name even though I want to say Sandy (probably Sandra).
#9 Terry 2014-01-21 17:54
As I stated prior. This is/was at the Princess in the early 70's.
#8 Maurice Pett 2014-01-20 17:35
I believe the unidentified lady may be Tinker Taylor's wife Winnie (who became Collector of Customs Winnie DeSilva). It is Sandi Mello not DeSilva, she was married to Martin Pearson at one time. I do not think this is 1981 because Tinker had divorced and gone to Canada by 1976 I reckon.

Editors note - Can anyone assist in confirming whether or not the unidentified woman is Winnie? Can we also confirm when Tinker went to live in Canada?
#7 Bernard Pitman 2014-01-18 15:40
Regarding the members of this group please don't forget Roger Kendell who came out with Bob Allen and MYSELF!

Editors note - Apologies Bernie. According to a list we have of the dates when officers joined, we have you arriving on 2nd March 1971 with the rest of the main group, but we have Bob Allen, Roger Kendall, and Kevan Hamilton all joining 3 months earlier on 1st December 1970. Please let us know if this is incorrect.
#6 Terry 2014-01-17 16:46
Bet yah can't remember the Manager that gave us the opportunity to sign the bill and we would pay month to month.
#5 Terry 2014-01-04 12:14
Had to be Princess in Hamilton.
That carpet was well worn by us guys back then.
#4 Terry 2014-01-03 12:28
Some bloody crew there.
Yes to all above.
Happy Noo Year.
#3 Maurice Pett 2014-01-03 09:41
The lady to Kevin Hamilton's right is Cheryl Burgess.

Editors note - Many thanks Moby. Where was this photograph taken?
#2 Bernard Pitman 2014-01-02 21:44
This group comprises of those who initally came out between late 1970 and early 1971.

Roger Kendell, Sandy Duncan, Kevin Hamilton, Tony (Tinker) Taylor, Bernard Pitman, Pete Shaw, Martin Pearson, Maurice Pett. I believe the pictures were taken by Ernie McCreight because his wife is sitting there next to Sandy. Can't give a definite date though. Looks like the Hamilton Princess.
#1 Ernie McCreight 2014-01-02 21:26
This is a ten year anniversary picture of the guys who were left from my course who came out in March 1971.
They are Bron Pett, Sandy Duncan,Barbara McCreight,Tinke r Taylor, Beverly Shaw, Sue Duncan, Moby Pett, Irene Johnson, Bernie Pitman, ? Kevin Hamilton, Roger and Nita Kendall, Sandi DeSilva and Martin Pearson.

Only myself, Moby Pett, Bernie Pitman and Pete Shaw remain.

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