We recently received a copy of this photo and wanted to know to know exactly where it was taken, when it was taken, and what on earth were these guys doing - clearly under duress!

Soon after posting the photo we received a comprehensive response from Phil Taylor who remembered the day very well because he was there when the photo was taken, along with the other members of Basic Training Course #19.  Phil suggested that we hold off publishing his reply until others had an opportunity to test their memories.  Terry was able to pick out a few of those present.

It turns out that the training school contingent were "forced" to clean up the shooting range which was located immediately behind the olf police stores building at Prospect - on a rahter wet miserable day.  Standinf on the left looking very threatening is their Drill/Firearms Instructor, Sgt Ian Scotland wielding  some kind of sub-machine gun ( in fact it was a wooden replica!). 

Cowering in front of ian are from left-right, "Fast Eddie" Davies pushing the wheelbarrow, Terry Perry, the Late Sylvan Musson, Byron Lewis, Colin Griffiths, Colin Griffiths, Ken Lewis, Wayne Hodgson, Phil Taylor, Bob Anthony, and Dave O'Meara who is the person who kindly provided this copy of the photo. 

 

 (l-r),"Fast Eddie" Davies pushing the wheelbarrow, Terry Perry, the Late Sylvan Musson, Byron Lewis,
Colin Griffiths, Ken Lewis, Wayne Hodgson, Phil Taylor, Bob Anthony, and Dave O'Meara
 
 
Sgt Ian Scotland looking very menacing!
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#9 terry 2017-12-06 13:12
Editors note - The Big Scot never professes to remember everything but he sure has an amazing memory which was exceptionally useful when he was radio operator at Operations.

Actually I wish you would not take my words out of context Mr. Editor.
And yes I do remember his abilities as I joined a few months after him.

Merry Christmas.

Editors note - Apologies Terry. I thought I kept your words in context.
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#8 terry 2017-12-05 17:08
Quoting Phil Taylor:
Sorry Terry, but Hensley Herrodeus George, wasn't in Bermuda at this time, he was, I believe, on Course #20 and definitely not on #19!

No big deal. We all make misteps et al.
Thanks for sharing. But remember we all don't remember everything not even the Big Scott up near Loch Ness.

Editors note - The Big Scot never professes to remember everything but he sure has an amazing memory which was exceptionally useful when he was radio operator at Operations.
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#7 Phil Taylor 2017-12-05 12:38
Sorry Terry, but Hensley Herrodeus George, wasn't in Bermuda at this time, he was, I believe, on Course #20 and definitely not on #19!
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#6 terry 2017-12-04 13:44
Could be Hensley George and as Davie would call him "Coops List".

I know I did not state 2nd left bottom row.

That's up to you guys.....
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#5 terry 2017-12-01 09:20
Dave O'Meara, Collin Griffith
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#4 Phil Taylor 2017-11-30 13:41
Correction to my last Roger, Stuart Kirkpatrick can be seen, "Assuming The Position" to the left of Fast Eddie Davies. The top of his white hat can be seen as he pays homage to Scotty our fearless gun toting leader!
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#3 terry 2017-11-30 12:17
Some crew there.
I see Sylvan MUsson and Terry Perry and also looks like "Goat".
The rest will come.
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#2 Phil Taylor 2017-11-30 08:06
Roger, I missed out the date, it would have been sometime in March, April or May of 1975.
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#1 Phil Taylor 2017-11-30 08:04
This is a picture taken of Basic Course #19, preparing the Gun Range which is located to the South of the old stores building.
From the left, Ian Scotland, Drill/Firearms Instructor, Fast Eddie Davies (pushing the wheelbarrow), Terry Perry, the late Sylvan Musson, Byron Lewis, Colin Griffiths, Ken Lewis, Wayne Hodgson, Phil Taylor, Bob Anthony and Dave O'Meara.
Scotty's gun was a wooden replica.
Roger, please feel free to hold these comments back until others have contributed.

Editors note - Phil kindly provided this informayion shortly after we published the photo but we delayed posting his anwers to give other an opportunity to providenthe answers. Many thanks Phil.
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