No prize for guessing what sport these gentlemen used to play, but can you tell us the name of the team. who are all the players and officials, when was this photo taken, and what was the reason for taking it?  One final question for interests sake.  Is there anyone in the photo still playing the great game?

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#9 John Latoszek 2017-06-20 02:11
To the soccer boys Iains and Ian, if I recall correctly we unfortunately only played one game out of a proposed scheduled three game tour.
#8 Terry 2017-06-16 18:21
I knew you would get it all right and chime in Ian.
Take care.
#7 Iain Morrison 2017-06-16 18:08
Hi Roger,

Thanks for the photo.

I believe I can name all of the players in the photo, taken in the PRC Hall. They are as follows:-

Back Row (L to R) Iain Morrison, Gerry Lyons, Alan Cleave, John Harper, Frank Wood, Eric Robinson, Chris Mitchell, Dave Walker
3rd Row (L to R) John Latoszek, Neil Morgan, Les Pearson, Jack Richards (sadly deceased), Arthur Bean, Paul Deans, Eddie Davies
2nd Row (L to R) Matt Taylor, Mike Rickards, Any Hall (sadly deceased), Dave Parsons, Terry Warrilow, Ernie McCreight, Pete McNulty
Front Row (L to R) John Freeman, George Readings, Ralph Lindo, John Walsh, Harry Messham, Freddie "Adrian" Robson, Ian Kittle

I have this photo but it is unfortunately in Scotland and I am in Bermuda. I am sure it probably details the year and the occasion. Without it, I am unable to recall that information exactly.......b ut would have been mid 70's. Good times with good people!!!!!! Miss those days.

Iain Morrison

Editors note - Spot on Iain. Perhaps a few of those who went away on the football tour could write to me by email and provide some insight about the tour. Where did you stay? how many games? was it a success?
#6 Ian Kittle 2017-06-16 15:40
Easy one when you have the original photo infront of you. A special one which triggers many good memories.

This was the Police Soccer Section 1975-1976. It was taken at the HQ PRC.
Back Row, from left to right - Ian Morrison, Gerry Lyons, Alan Cleave, J. Harper, Frank Wood, Eric ROBINSON, Chris Mitchell, Dave Walker.

Second Row down - J. Latoszek, N. Morgan, Les Pearson, Jack Richards (Coach), Arthur Bean, Paul Deans, Eric Davis.

Third Row down - Matt Taylor, Mike Rickards, A. Hall (Manger), Dave Parsons ( Chairman), T. Warrilow (Secretary), Ernie McCreight, Peter McNulty.

Front Row bottom - J. Freeman, G. Readings, Ralph Lindo, John Walsh (Captain), Harry Messham, A. Robson, Ian Kittle.

I do not remember our record of games, but we had a lot of fun. The Florida trip springs to mind. Party, party! A great bunch of guys.

Jack Richards passed. Did Chris Mitchell pass in a motor cycle accident?


Editors note - Many thanks Ian for your input. Not sure if you are aware of iut but Andy Hall also passed away a couple of years ago. Can anyone confirm whether or not Chris Mitchell was killed in a road traffic accident?
#5 Terry 2017-06-16 13:32
Great early 70's photo.
Peter McNulty and Les Pearson; two old dear friends.
We all know the rest.
Anyone seen Paul Deans lately?
#4 Philip Taylor 2017-06-16 09:14
Roger, correction to the name of the man on second row down on extreme left. John Latoszek! Just saw the article in Keeping in Touch.

Editors note - Hi Phil, can't find where I made a mistake re the speeling of John's name in the Keeping in Touch article.
#3 Philip Taylor 2017-06-16 08:42
Was this the year that Police/Prospect got through to the semi final of the knockout cup and played at Somerset Cricket Club? Maybe about 76 - 78?

Editors note - The photo was taken in 1976 so your date is correct. It may have been the year our football team reached the semi-final of the knockout cup but that was not the reason for taking this photograph. I'll let someone else explain it.
#2 Philip Taylor 2017-06-16 08:18
Iain Morrison, Gerry Lyons, Alan Cleave, John Harper, Frank Wood, Eric Robinson, ??(still in Bda) Dave Walker.
Roger Biskitza?, Neil Morgan, Les Pearson, Jack ? (Coach), Arthur Bean, Paul Deans, Eddie Davies.
Matt Taylor, Mike Rickards, Andy Hall, Dave Parsons, Terry Warrilow, Ernie McCreight ?, Peter McNulty.
??, ??, Ralph Lindo, John Walsh, ??, Adrian Robson, Ian Kittle.

Editors note - I believe all the names you have provided are correct with the exception of Roger Beschizza who, to the best of my knowledge never played football with the Police teams.
#1 Terry 2017-06-15 15:08
Well since this is not an American site I would say .....I knew them all and worked with many except the civy's.

Peter McNulty's birthday?
Very great table tennis team.

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