We indicated that the guest of honour at this party is the gentleman wearing a white hat, not the young lad who appears to be quite intimidated by all the ruckus going on around him!  What we needed to know is who is in this photo, where and when was it taken, and even more important what were they celebrating on this auspicious occasion at the Police Recreation Club.    

We have listed all those present in the caption below the photo after conferring with Sue Garland who remembered it well even though she didn't feature in this particular photo.  There is no doubt there was a predominance of rugby players in attendance including many of the Police Team and quite a few members of Teachers Rugby Club.  For the avoidance of any doubt, the young lad is Scott Moyer, the young son of then Sgt James "Jimmy" Moir.

In order to strike a reasonable balance  we are also publishing two of the official wedding photos including the beautiful bride, Sue (nee McIntyre) and her bridesmaid.

We are delighted to report that Dave and Sue are still happily married after all these years.  Dave has recently had a few health issues but he celebrated his 80th birthday in April 2017 surrounded with his loving family including their two children and their lovely grandchildren (See our article, Dave Garland - 80 Not Out! on our website at http://expobermuda.com/index.php/lia/572-dave-garland-80-not-out.  

I believe it's fair to say that Dave and Sue have hosted and entertained countless young police officers at their home, especially when they first arrived on Island.  In case anyone is wondering, Dave is still absolutely sports mad, especially for his home county of Yorkshire, and never more so than during the 2019 ODI Cricket World Championship,  which ended in triumph for the England team after what has to be one of the most absorbing and exciting of all time.   

Dave Garland's wedding reception "Boys Brigade!"
Top row (l-r)  Bryn Phillips -Teachers Rugby Club (TRC), Jack Rouse, Les Tomlinson, Bill Pritchard, Brian Hanney,
Johnny Williams, Colin Davies (TRC) , Denis Byrne, Bob Fancourt, Frank Sykes, Derek Jenkinson, Tommy Gallagher
Middle Row -  John Balsden, Robin Henagulph, Dave Parsons.
Front Row -   Kerry Holmes (TRC) Willy McCracken, Scott Moir, Tom Smith,
Dave Garland,  Garreth Davies, and Mike Caulkett
Dave and Sue Garland's wedding party
(l-r) John Balsden, Sue and Dave, Sian Williams (later Cartwright), and Johnny Williams

The drinks are on Dave!
(l-r Jack Rouse, Mike Caulkett, Johnny Williams, Ian Mitchell, Les Tomlinson
and Dave Garland
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#19 Davie Kerr 2019-07-15 04:44
With all due respect to your editorial expertise, Roger, it's MOIR rather than MOYER: you may be getting confused with Carol ROYER!

Editors note - Many thanks foir pointing that out Davie. I KNEW something was wrong but didn't take the precaution of double checking the spelling. I remember Jimmy very well. A very efficient Sgt in Prosecutions from what I saw if him.
#18 terry 2019-06-29 17:58
I remember Jimmy quite well.
Big fella.
Ran into him daily back in the 60's when I was a Cadet doing the daily mail runs to Hamilton (twice daily).
Nice guy.

Ok. Off to the fiords for some peace and quiet.
#17 Peter B 2019-06-28 16:45
Would it be Mike Burkes Son?

Hi Pete, good to hear from you. I received the correct answer, Sgt James "Jimmy" , from Davie Kerr but had a few technical problems because my wife and I have been in. Cruise through the Norwegian fiords where internet has difficulty traveling through cyber space.
#16 terry 2019-06-27 18:15
Guess my comments are being censored.
Have you fallen asleep at the wheel again Roger?

Not flippant.

Editors note. Happy to publish your comments Terry. You'll find the answer regarding the identity of the little boy in a comments from Davie Kerr.

I'm not quite sleeping at the wheel but I'm on vacation in a cruise ship sailing through the Norwegian fiords, and have gone for days with no internet connection due to the towering cliffs in the magnificent fiords, I also have a problem posting new articles online without my Mac. Hope to be back in the saddle by next Wednesday. Apologies to all for the lack of news etc.
#15 Davie Kerr 2019-06-23 04:48
OK, the only other candidate I can think of from that era would be Jimmy Moir, but I never knew anything about him or his family, apart from the fact that he was a Scot and Sgt 12, and his successor to that number was the one and only Shakey Johnson!.

Editors note - correct answer Davie. I should also say that I received this same message from Davie a few days before this one, but I have been inundated with hundreds of scam comments, all of which have to be checked before deletion , and I deleted Davie's correct answer by mistake.
#14 terry 2019-06-22 17:40
He eventually worked in Prosecutions before leaving Bermuda with his family. I'm give you one last chance Davie!
I think we have spoken about this before as this frog thing has been mentioned prior.

I know who/whom it is but just can't bloody remember.
Last chances over.
#13 terry 2019-06-19 17:31
He eventually worked in Prosecutions before leaving Bermuda with his family.
And the answer is!!!!!!!
#12 terry 2019-06-18 15:33
[quote name="Davie Kerr"]Would the wee laddie be Crow Rae's lad Martin?

He eventually worked in Prosecutions before leaving Bermuda with his family.
#11 Davie Kerr 2019-06-16 18:42
Would the wee laddie be Crow Rae's lad Martin?

Editors note - right country of birth Davie, but wrong Sergeant. I remember the Sergeant well because I was duty driver in Central when he was Watch Sgt. It was horrendous driving him around on wet rainy nights because he would practically vomit if I ever ran over a toad. They were numerous in those days and would lie flat in the middle of the road to cool off on hot summer nights. But that doesn't help ID him if you didn't drive him!

He eventually worked in Prosecutions before leaving Bermuda with his family. I'm give you one last chance Davie!
#10 Bill Pritchard 2019-06-14 08:20
Roger, I believe it was Dave Garlands wedding. The little lad I believe is Mike Antolins son(Teachers>) Mike Caulkett has named most of the Police, as has the 3 Teachers Players.Lovely to see the old photos. Brings back happy memories of my time on the island. Keep up the good work, keeps the oldies in touch, and seems like yesterday, although I am 81 next week.All the best to all my old comrades. Bill Pritchard.

It was indeed Dave Garland's wedding celebration. We have most of them except several guys who were teachers and two on the top row that have yet to be correctly ID'd. The little boy sitting on Dave's knee was a police sregeant's son, and he is clearly of Scottish descent. Any ideas?

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