We found this photo in our files and wondered if we could collectively identify everyone it in, and work out when and why it was taken. We have to thank Phil Taylor for being absoutely spot on with all their names Sadly there are 16 officers in the photo who are no longer with us and their names have been marked with asterisks.
As for when and why it was taken; we are quite sure it was taken in late 1981, probably just after the handover of Commissioner of Police from L.M. "Nobby" Clark to Frederick "Penny" Bean. Nobby" officially retired as of 21st October that year, and of course, it was taken on the PRC patio overlooking the Police Field. So this would be the first photo of our senior officers following the handover to Commissioner Bean.