This magnificent photograph was taken at a very special event held in Bermuda involving members of the Royal Candian Mounted Police Musical Ride team and our own Police Motor Cycle Display team.  We wanted to know the members of the police motor cycle team and the officer standing to the left,  the venue, and the year when this  this took place. As a bonus, we asked if  you can name the members of the RCMP and the names of their horses?!  We have included two blow-ups to assist you in identifying those present.

We have been able to identify all the police officers, including Chief Superintendent Frank Williams who was instrumental in the creation of the Police Motor Cycle Display Team.  This photo was used as the cover for the Spring 1969 edition of Police Magazine which also included a comprehesive article about this once-in-a-lifetime visit to Bermuda by the RCMP Musical Ride Team at the invitation of the Bermuda Horse and Pony Association  to perform for their Annual Show at BAA Field in November 1968.

CLICK HERE to read the excellent article describing this unique event as written by then Inspector JCP Hanlon in our "Interesting Articles" column.  

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride and
Bermuda Police Motor Cycle Display Team
at BAA Field in November 1968
Police officers are (l-r) DCOP Frank Williams (standing) Denis Brookes,
Richard "Dick" Johnson, Tim Willis, Tom Cassin, Alec Forbes 
Gerald "Gerry" James, Campbell Simons, Custerfield "Custy"
Crockwell, Eddie "Boxhead" Foggo and Harold Moniz
 
BLOW-UP 1 
BLOW-UP 2
Gravatar
Davie Kerr
I think that, if a copy of the relevant Police Mag could be found, that would pin the date down quite nicely!Editors note - Thanks Davie. I'm just waiting for a chance to visit the Officers Mess where we have a library of all of our old Police Magazines to confirm the exact date etc.
Gravatar
Davie Kerr
Rather than saying "Got all the guys in blue", I'll try and name them. "To the best of my knowledge and belief, Your Worship" they are from L:-DCoP Frank Williams (standing), Denis Brookes, Dick Johnson, Tim Willis, Tom Cassin, Alex Forbes, Gerry James, Campbell Simons, Custy Crockwell, Eddie Foggo, Harold Moniz.Pass on the bonus!Date-wise, late '60s is as close as I can get, but I'm sure the Gazette must have run something on this!Editors note - Full marks Davie. I believe the date if 1966 bur will check. You may recall that this photos was used on the cover page of the Police magazine.
Gravatar
terry
Got all the guys in blue but the Mounties no clue.Remember that day. Was it BAA?Editors note - tt was indeed at BAA Terry.

You don`t have permission to comment here!