VIP and Team!
It wouldn't take long to realize that one of the men in this photo is not a Bermuda Police Officer! And we knew it would take even less time to recognize who he is, but we wanted to be able to identify everyone in this photo, where it was taken, and how many of these men and women are no longer with us? We provided you with a couple of close-ups to assist in identifying everyone, and thanks to Davie Kerr for successfully identifying everyone except the officer standing between Oliver Bain and Lionel Haynes who is slightly obscured from view. We believe it is Geoff Piggott.
Davie thought it might have been taken circa 1980 but it was later than that. President George Bush Snr was elected to the office of President in 1989 and held office until 1993. He made two visits to Bermuda - the first one in 1990 to meet with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the 2nd one a year later to meet with Prime Minister John Major. We believe this photo was taken during the first visit in 1990.
We also asked how many of these officers are no longer with us. Davie named John Wild, George Garrod and Richard Flood, but there is one more, June Dickenson.