We pointed out from the outset that this photo is of Western Divisional personnel  when the officer-in charge of Western Division was our good friend Hilton "Jellybean" Wingood.  "Jellybean" is still with us and still living in Somerset although he has slowed somewhat down these days.

So now all we needed to know was the identities of everyone in the photo and when do you think it was taken?

We had an array of answers but one in particular took the prize!  It was from Steve Griffith who is one of the officers in the photo and who served here from 1974 - 1986, spending several years in Special Branch. Here is Steve's reply :-

Here is the info you requested:
Front row (l-r) - PS 74 Bob Massey, PS 58 Michael Rickards. ACP Maurice "Syke" Smith, Insp Hilton Wingood, PS 2 Neville Phillips, PC 151 Barry Walkes, Middle row - PC 283 Malcolm Elliott, PC 164 Albert Dowling, PC Dai James WPC 477 Coralie Trott, WPC 349 Michelle Baker, PC Sylvester Augustine, PC Mel Gibbons PC 362 Miguel Medford, PC Lawrence Rawlins, PC 305 Terry Desilva, PC 300 Ryvan Campbell, PC 303 Stephen Perinchief, PC 375 Rudolph Richardson, PC 489 H Steve Griffith, PC 267 Bob Railton, PC Othneil Haynes, DC Noel Linton, DC Denis Brookes, DC 222 Leon 'Plickey' Fubler, DC George Jackson. 
 
Steve also estimated that the date of the photo was probably in late 1980. 
 
And just to be sure we had everything except maybe the day and time this photo was taken, our good friend Davie Kerr provided the extra collar numbers!
 
Wingood's Westerners
Western Divisional personnel - circa late 1980
Front row (l-r) - PS 74 Bob Massey, PS 58 Michael Rickards. ACP Maurice "Syke" Smith,
Insp Hilton Wingood, PS 2 Neville Phillips, PC 151 Barry Walkes,
Middle row - PC 283 Malcolm Elliott, PC 164 Albert Dowling, PC 307 Dai James,WPC 477 Coralie Trott,
WPC 349 Michelle Baker, PC 371 Sylvester Augustine,  PC 167 Mel Gibbons
3rd Row - PC 362 Miguel Medford, PC 92  Lawrence "Mincy" Rawlins, PC 305 Terry Desilva,
PC 300 Ryvan Campbell, PC 303 Stephen Perinchief,
PC 375 Rudolph Richardson, PC 489 H Steve Griffith, PC 267 Bob Railton,
Top Row - PC 325 Othneil ""Leroy" Haynes, DC 352 Noel Linton, DC 72 Denis Brookes,
DC 222 Leon 'Plickey' Fubler, DC George Jackson. 

 


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