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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