Who Where When Photos

Riot Squad recruits!

Riot Squad recruits!

We just received this photo of a group of guys who are clearly not on regular beat patrol.  Some of them had barely arrived on the Island when they found…

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The Eastern Crew!

The Eastern Crew!

We recently posted an article about one of the young constable's in this photo in our "Then and Now" column, and while checking our albums for photos of Eastern Divisional…

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One Whacky Team!

One Whacky Team!

We received this photo in November 2020 of a group of characters who appear to be in some kind of sports kit, along with a team mascot!   There was a…

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Knees on Parade!

Knees on Parade!

Here's a parade of knees in Summer uniform and we wanted to know who are the members of this Watch, who is the Watch Sergeant, and where and when was…

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Good Old Days at the Barracks!

Good Old Days at the Barracks!

This is a departure from our usual “Who, Where and When” photos because it consists of a series of photos that have come into our possession centred around Arthur Rose…

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Wingood's Westerners!

Wingood's Westerners!

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…

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Group of Eight - Parish Constables

Group of Eight - Parish Constables

GROUP OF EIGHT  -  PARISH CONSTABLES   We thought this was  a group of real characters in this "Group of Eight"! We wanted to know they, where and when was…

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A Golden Group!

A Golden Group!

We were initially looking for a photo of this Localisation Course which took place in late October or early November 1970  for a feature article about all the young police…

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Sporty Bobbies on Tour

Sporty Bobbies on Tour

No. This is not the cast of performers from the 'Pirates of Penance' contingent of policemen!   It is a group of sporty "Bermuda Bobbies"  complete with their bobby helmets,…

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A Maritime Photo!

A Maritime Photo!

We recently (in late August 2020) came into possession of this photo with a distinctive 'maritime' flavour and we could see some very familiar faces but what we needed to…

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A Twenty Twenty Photo?

A Twenty Twenty Photo?

We're calling this our 20/20 Photo and you can hopefully figure out the reason why (nothing to do with the year!), but we also want to know the names of…

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Tuxedos and suits!

Tuxedos and suits!

Tuxedos and suits!   Remember the days when men used to wear bow ties and white tuxedos, and suits with collar and tie?  Here's a group of smart young men…

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Who's the young lady with these old timers?

Who's the young lady with these old timers?

Who's the young lady with these old timers?   Everyone in this photo has a connection with Bermuda, including the young lady!  We just need to know who they all…

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A Very Special Group!

A Very Special Group!

We are featuring not just one "Special" photo this week, but two photos taken perhaps within a few years of each other and with a number of the same faces.…

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Old Timers Galore!

Old Timers Galore!

Here we have a group of "Old Timers" from a bygone era,  and we wondered just  how many of these characters we can collectively recognise, and when and why was…

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Vic and Jimmy's lads

Vic and Jimmy's lads

We had just published this photo elsewhere on our website and wondered if you can find it.  But we also wanted to know who, where and when, as usual. We…

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Ron played Rugby?

Ron played Rugby?

        We figured that although this photo is slightly blurred we had no doubt the vast majority of our ExPo members would immediately know what sport they…

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Scotland Yard Team with Senior Officers

Scotland Yard Team with Senior Officers

We certainly have some great characters in this photograph and in some ways it is historic because of who are seen in it together.  We want to know where and…

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Room with a view!

Room with a view!

  WHO, WHERE AND WHEN? A ROOM WITH A VIEW!   We just received this photo of two police officers hard at work in an office and we want to…

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Old Photos of Bobbies at Heyl's Corner

Old Photos of Bobbies at Heyl's Corner

These four photos of police officers in Hamilton were recently posted on the wonderful website, “Old Bermuda: Our Island, Our History”. We are very interested to know if anyone might…

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A Mean Team!

A Mean Team!

Now here is one "Mean Team" but who are they,  which team are they, and when was this photo taken??  

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Fitness Fanatics?

Fitness Fanatics?

        It didn't take 24 hours for us to have all the answers as to the names of these seven superfit looking young men, who were, of…

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Safe drivers!

Safe drivers!

  Here's a memory tester for those who worked in Traffic Department in the 1980's, and for anyone else serving in the Bermuda Police along with any of these men…

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No tee totallers here!

No tee totallers here!

We recently received this photo of a group of young men heading abroad to some sort of gathering. We thought just for a mili-second that they might be some kind…

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Wild Westerners!

Wild Westerners!

    This group may not be "wild westerners" exactly but there is no prize for figuring our where this photo was taken.  What we would like to know is…

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A really motley crew!

A really motley crew!

  Now here's a really "Motley Crew" if ever there was one!   All we wanted you to do was to provide all of their names,  what pastime you think…

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A Motley Crew!

A Motley Crew!

  We  just recently came into possession of this photo of a group of policemen who appeared to be quite a motley crew!  We had no doubt that we wouldn't…

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Retirees Reunion - 1989

Retirees Reunion - 1989

  This photo has to be one of the most historic we have ever published, which we did for the first time  in May 2013.   It contained the largest…

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Drug Busters!

Drug Busters!

Here's another photo we received quite recently and is one of several of the same department taken at different times.  We figured it might not be easy to identify everyone…

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Is this an early Training Course?

Is this an early Training Course?

  We are about to publish an article about one of these police officers  and we are wondering just how many people we can identify from this photo from the…

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Boys in Blue - and flat caps

Boys in Blue - and flat caps

  This is the second photograph we received recently from the same era as our last "Who, Where and When" photo but not from the same source.  Sadly, one of…

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Khaki uniforms and flat caps

Khaki uniforms and flat caps

  We recently received this photo from one of our former Bermuda Police officers who settled in Western Canada after leaving the Island in the early 1960's.  We didn't have…

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An 'Official' Photo!

An 'Official' Photo!

  I doubt if we have ever previously published a "recent" photo in our "Who, Where and When" column but we decided to make an exception in this case. We…

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Wearing White Tuxedos for Weddings

Wearing White Tuxedos for Weddings

Wearing White Tuxedos for Weddings    We have just received this copy of a wedding party from the early 1960's  at a time when men wore white tuxedo jackets.  We…

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Who's having a good time!

Who's having a good time!

  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…

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Eastern Division's Finest!

Eastern Division's Finest!

We have just published an article in our "Hall of Fame" column about Peter Stubbs who served in the BPS from 1957 until his retirement in 1981. Sadly, Peter passed…

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Old Timers!

Old Timers!

    These men in our latest "Who, Where and When" photo really take us back in time, and if you weren't in the Bermuda Police during the early/mid-1960's you…

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Singing Bobbies in the Birdcage!

Singing Bobbies in the Birdcage!

I'm sure we have featured our group of "Singing Bobbies in the Birdcage" before but I can't find a caption for it so we would like to test yourmemories and…

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Officers Brigade

Officers Brigade

  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…

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Oh Happy Days!

Oh Happy Days!

    It seems appropriate this week to post this photo of a very happy group of our colleagues at a time when we are mourning the loss of one…

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Gardening Brigade!

Gardening Brigade!

   As stated when we first published this photo it is definitely not the BPS Gardening Club  but it sure looks like this group had been gardening!  We wanted to…

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A Green Team!

A Green Team!

  We recently received this photo of a very impressive "Green Team" from our old friend Dave Garland and we wondered how many people could identify all the players, several…

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Men from the East

Men from the East

We recently received this group photo from former P.C. Ian Kittle who has written an excellent article for our "Then and Now" column which you can view at http://expobermuda.com/index.php/tan/658-ian-kittle Ian sent…

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A Dangerous Group!

A Dangerous Group!

We recently came into possession of this photo and immediately realized this is one 'dangerous' looking group of men by any definition! We asked if you could assist us in…

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Oldie but goldie  group

Oldie but goldie group

    We just received this photo of a group of oldies but goldies in red and white shirts and we wonder if you can help us to identify who…

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Fuzzy Photo - Fuzzy Memories!

Fuzzy Photo - Fuzzy Memories!

  We recently received this photo of a group of young men who got together on a very special day in the early  1970’s.  As you can see it’s a little…

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Smart suits and ties!

Smart suits and ties!

  We recently poached this photo of a group of smartly dressed men from Pete Giles Facebook page   -  with apologies to Pete.  We were enquiring who is in…

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Which Team is This? JIS 1980

Which Team is This? JIS 1980

  We received this photograph of a team of men and women who all worked in one of the most challenging jobs in the Bermuda Police Service and H.M. Customs,…

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Soccer Team with a Difference!

Soccer Team with a Difference!

  When posting this photograph we said there were some outstanding players on this team who should be very familiar to anyone who was following Bermuda football at that time.…

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What a Football Team!

What a Football Team!

  This was not the best quality photo we have ever published, and it may not have been the finest team the Bermuda Police has ever produced, but it was…

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Sharpshooters!

Sharpshooters!

  We received this photo in response to the photo we had just published of the Training School group being put to work by Sgt Ian Scotland.  The person who…

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Home, home on the Range!

Home, home on the Range!

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…

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Relaxing at St. George's Police Barracks

Relaxing at St. George's Police Barracks

  This photograph is also featured in our "Then and Now" article about former P.C. Ron Mullan who is wearing the dressing gown. (see article at http://expobermuda.com/index.php/tan/613-ron-mullan ) We know it…

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What kind of Course?

What kind of Course?

  We recently came into possession of these two photos of a Police Course believed to have been held at Prospect.  We also believe that one of them was published…

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Eleven Soldiers!

Eleven Soldiers!

  At first glance this appears to be a photograph of 11 soldiers, but if that was the case it would not be displayed on our ExPo website.  So, we…

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Well Fancy That!

Well Fancy That!

  Halloween Party at Faraway Cottages - 1966 (l - r)  Jack Rouse,  George Rose, Mike Jent, Seated -  Indian Fakir This was quite a photo and it wasn’t long…

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Football - or Soccer?

Football - or Soccer?

  No prize for guessing what sport these gentlemen used to play, but can you tell us the name of the team. who are all the players and officials, when…

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A Sportsman's Wedding!

A Sportsman's Wedding!

This is our second recent wedding photo being featured in "Who, When and Where".  It shouldn't be too difficult to figure out what sport most of those in attendance played…

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Most Photographed P.C.in the World!

Most Photographed P.C.in the World!

  We have just been kindly provided with these five old photographs by Richard Lee, with the assistance of Martin Buckley who scanned them for us.  As you can see,…

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Whose Wedding?

Whose Wedding?

We recently came into possession of this wedding photograph of a very well known police officer and his Bermudian bride.   We were aware of the names of several of…

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Chu Chu!

Chu Chu!

  How's this for a photo of photographers!   It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to fugure out which department it is and what occasion it was, but how about…

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Historic Rugby Tour

Historic Rugby Tour

We had recently received this photograph from Kate Shaw (Byrne) following the death of her father Denis Byrne in London on 16th February 2017. (See article under Latest News at  http://expobermuda.com/index.php/latest-news/553-dennis-byrne-seriously-ill…

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Battle of the Brains

Battle of the Brains

No prizes for telling us that this is a poster for one of the annual "Battle of the Brains" quizzes held at the Police Recreation Club in 1970.  These were…

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Ties

Ties

Here's a change from our usual "Who, Where and When" challenge.   We don't mean to tie you down in knots!  All of these police-related ties have been worn by…

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Gathering in U.K.

Gathering in U.K.

We had just recently received these photos of a gathering of our colleagues held quite some time ago.   We wanted to know where and when this gathering was held,…

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El Toro Drug Search

El Toro Drug Search

We have just received this copy of a front page photo in the Royal Gazette dated 22nd March 1985, from Dave O'Meara who is the person on the right with…

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Smart Escorts

Smart Escorts

 There were no prizes for guessing which department these smart young men were working in when these photos were taken, but we asked if you could  identify them,  estimate the…

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Good Golfers!

Good Golfers!

We said there is more than one legendary character in this photo!  There was no problem identifying all four of these golfers as Custerfield "Custy" Crockwell, William "Spider" MacKenzie,  Steve…

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A Beautiful Wedding

A Beautiful Wedding

  While writing a recent article on our website I came across this beautiful wedding photo and realized that it was never  published.  It has special significance this week and…

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A Very Special Visitor

A Very Special Visitor

We had recently received this photo and wanted to know who is the visitor, when and why did he visit Bermuda, who is sitting next to him, and who is…

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A Genuine Speedster!

A Genuine Speedster!

  Shortly before this year's Cup Match this young man attended the function held by the Officers Mess to celebrate the 80th birthday of retired Commissioner Fred "Penny" Bean where…

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No computers here!

No computers here!

Here is another photo we recently received which stretched back in time further than most of us can remember.  It was certainly taken long before the arrival of computer technology!…

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Not the Police Club Bar!

Not the Police Club Bar!

Although most of our members may never have visited this establishment it was an icon for many years at one end of the Island and no doubt holds some fond…

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Of course its a course?

Of course its a course?

There were no prizes for guessing that this was a course photo taken at Prospect, but we wanted to know what kind of course it was, when was it held,…

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A Social Gathering

A Social Gathering

Our latest photo was taken at a social gathering where everyone present looks very smart, but we wanted to know what was the occasion, where and when was it held,…

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Police Pugilists!

Police Pugilists!

  We had recently come into possession of the photos below, but there were no prizes for guessing that they were taken at one of the Police Boxing tournaments. We…

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Bermuda Characters!

Bermuda Characters!

  Anyone who served in the Bermuda Police Force in the 1940's, 50's and 60's will have no doubt about the name of this well known character. Yes, we want…

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Men from the West?

Men from the West?

Yes, we knew these officers were all in Western Division when this photo was taken, but we wanted to know who they are,  when the photo was taken, what were…

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What's this all about? IT Course

What's this all about? IT Course

We thought this would be a most appropriate photo to post in this column bearing in mind the new Photo album we have just created of Basic Training Courses held…

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What do they have in common? Marine Police Officers

What do they have in common? Marine Police Officers

We knew exactly where and when and why this photograph was taken but we wondered if you can name all these men, and tell is what they all have in…

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A Batch of New Recruits

A Batch of New Recruits

There was no prize for guessing that this is a batch of new recruits, but we wanted to know who they are, along with their instructors, and when they arrived…

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Definitely Not So Old!

Definitely Not So Old!

We normally feature photos from the more distant past in this column, but for a change here is one from the modern era. We wondered how many of our ex-officers…

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Fitness Fanatics!

Fitness Fanatics!

We had recently come into possession of these photos of a special event involving this group of police officers, and asked if you could identify all nine men in the…

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Bermuda Police Boffins!

Bermuda Police Boffins!

We posted this photo after adding it to the article on the History of the Bermuda Police but did not name these officers in that article, even though they certainly…

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14 Officers

14 Officers

When we published this photo of 14 police officers we had no idea what had brought them together,  but the mystery was finally solved by our “memory man” Davie Kerr,…

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VIP and Team!

VIP and Team!

It wouldn't take long to realize that one of the men in this photo is not a Bermuda Police Officer! And we knew it would take even less time to…

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How good was this rugby team?

How good was this rugby team?

Update -  19th February 2016 We have just received a much better copy of this photograph from our old friend Patrick "Pat" McBride which you can see below the one…

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Smartly dressed but no smiles!

Smartly dressed but no smiles!

We asked if you could remember the days when we actually used to wear blazers, shirts with collars, and ties,  on special occasions.   This was clearly a special occasion…

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HMI Visit in the 1950's ??

HMI Visit in the 1950's ??

This excellent photo is taken from page 36 of our new Police history book, "One Hundred & Thirty-Five Years of Service".   We know it is correctly dated 1955 and…

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Training Course?

Training Course?

When we first published this photo we pointed out that at first glance it might appear to be a group of new recruits but there is something unusual about it,…

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Training School Photo

Training School Photo

There were no prizes for figuring out that this was a Basic Training Course held at the Police Training School.  Our thanks to everyone who assisted in name everyone as…

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Santa and his Helpers!

Santa and his Helpers!

This photo surely gave us a nostalgic glimpse of the past on many levels!  We want to know who is in it, especially the gentleman in the red and white…

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Perfect Camouflage

Perfect Camouflage

We recently come into possession of this photograph which is going to be featured shortly in a new "Then and Now" article about one of the team.  Even the person…

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Bikers Brigade

Bikers Brigade

This photo is taken directly from the new book on the History of the Bermuda Police and we published it courtesy of the editors.  This excellent book features over 100…

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Party time in CID

Party time in CID

We recently came into possession of these three photos from someone who's not sure who is in them!  The person who provided them was Christine Muspratt who received them in…

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A Large Group Gathers at City Hall

A Large Group Gathers at City Hall

This had to be the largest number of people we have ever featured in "Who, Where and When"!  It wasquite a challenge for any one person to identify everyone in…

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A Zany Cast of Characters

A Zany Cast of Characters

We first published this photo in our Who, Where and When column when all such photos were in one album, but we recently saw it on our expo facebook page,…

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A Bunch of Bruisers!

A Bunch of Bruisers!

  How about this for an exceptionally smart looking group of "bruisers" complete with blood red carnations!  Can you tell us who they are, where and when it was taken,…

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Historic Rugby Photo -  Duckett Memorial Trophy

Historic Rugby Photo - Duckett Memorial Trophy

This photograph made history for what it was used for, rather than for the match being played.  We asked if you could tell us when it was taken, which teams…

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Ship Ahoy!

Ship Ahoy!

Ship Ahoy! There were no prizes for guessing which department is featured in this photo although you might have needed an eyesight test to discern the name of the boat!…

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President of ExPo Bermuda, Calvin Smith

 

To All Bermuda Police Service ExPo Members,

First of all, on behalf of your Committee, I sincerely hope that you and those close to you are surviving the current "Shelter in Place" despite the many difficulties it can bring. To that end, I have asked members of the Committee to telephone our members to check they are well, are coping and whether there might be anything we can do to assist.  In addition, we are taking the opportunity to update the records we hold.

Those contacted have been delighted to be checked about their welfare, and with the number of small changes to contacts and other details we have received, it just goes to show how worthwhile the exercise has been and we encourage you to continue to maintain contact with each other. This email is also an invitation to those remaining members to let us know if you have any problems or issues we might be able to assist you with. Drop us an email and we will certainly do what we can. In addition, if you have changed any of the essential details such as address, or phone number, just email John Skinner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will update our records.

For several unrelated issues we have been unable to hold our Annual General Meeting and I have included some key information in this message with a hope to inspire members to write to us with any suggestions or events that you would like to see in the coming year or to update us with personal stories for our website. Additionally, if you have any old “Police” related photographs or memorabilia that you would like to have posted on our website or donated to the Police Museum please contact us to make arrangements to share them.

Lastly, keep well, stay safe, stay home and I know that when this is all over, everyone on the Committee is looking forward to catching up with you, hopefully at one of our future events.

Calvin Smith, OTM

 

Annual General Meeting

As you are aware from recent emails, we have had no choice but to cancel our proposed AGM which was planned to be held at the Police Club, Prospect. This is a real shame for many reasons, but instead we will aim to provide a better event later in the Summer when hopefully all this COVID19 business is behind us! More on that later and we will keep you posted.

It is intended that we conduct this year’s AGM remotely by email with the ‘business’ (financial reports/Executive Committee) side circulated to all members via telephone, email and regular mail for information and comment. We recognise that for some members, email is simply just not an option and we are committed to supporting you all, but I do urge all those, where possible, to update us if that situation changes and we will use additional means to provide others with up-to-date real time information. We will continue to appeal for former and retired Bermuda Police and Reserve Officers to become members of ExPo and provide this application form for you to complete. Completed forms can be returned to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Gail Correia at ……This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Financial Report 2019/20

Our Financial statement from 1st May 2019 to 31st March 2020, showing total amounts of cash at BNTB: Checking Account $12,424.67

 

Obituaries

Since April 2019, we have received notification advising of the passing of 12 of our colleagues. Roger Sherratt, John Skinner and their team have done an excellent job in maintaining our records and website to keep you our members updated. In this regard we ask that you continue to provide us with the information to assist. Those listed below have left us between April 2019 and today. May they Rest in Peace:

 

PC Frank McQuaide Dowie                                

PS Crawford Yeoman “Crow” Rae

PC Michael John “Mike” Parris                          

PC Kevin John Brennan

PC Frank Hollindale Thompson                        

Insp. Stanley Colin Hill

CI Gerald Everard “Gerry” James                       

PC Brian David Malpas

PS Laurie McMellan Phillips                              

PC Eric John Muncer

PC Charles Leroy Jones                                     

CI Derek Smith

 

Welcome New Members

Since April 2019, we have sent invitations to our retiring colleagues of the Bermuda Police Service to join our Association and extend a warm welcome to: Rosalie Pearman, Renay Rock, Connie Saltus, Cheryl Watts and Christopher Clarke. 

Executive Committee Members

Following the recent failed AGM processes, there have been no responses received to the contrary and therefore, all proposed Committee Members have been agreed as follows: 

President: Calvin Smith 

Immediate Past President: Roger Sherratt 

Secretary/Treasurer: Gail Correia  

Welfare Officer: Beverley Pitt 

Website/Facebook: Roger Sherratt – Gail Correia

Committee: Carlton Adams, Reese Bartley, John Skinner, Larry Dean, Corey Cross and Beverly Pitt.

Patsy and Dave Cook have been great stalwarts of ExPo for 20 years

Our good friend Dave Cook, who recently underwent spinal surgery and is slowly making a recovery, has decided to step down from our Committee after being an active and valuable member for some 20 years.  I sincerely thank Dave for his service to ExPo, as well as his wife Patsy who has always played an active role in helping to organize our social functions.  We wish them both well.

Efforts to remove "freeze" on Pensions

In April 2019, over 65 ExPo members attended the Police Recreation Club to informative seminars put on by members from the Government Financial Assistance Office and Government Employees Health Insurance (GEHI) Office.  

In September 2019, I wrote to the Minister of Finance with regard to the freezing of Governments Civil Service Pensions. In October 2019, we received a written reply from the Financial Secretary Mr. Anthony Manders, in which he indicated that, “there is no simple remedies to resolve the underfunded position of the plan and that the Government is currently considering changes to the fund to ensure its sustainability in the long term.”

I will be checking in with the Mr. Manders for an update, however, owing to the present crisis the Government is now facing, a positive outcome with regard to pension increases for our members is very unlikely. 

Creation of new Police Museum at Police Headquarters

In October 2019, the same team of Roger Sherratt, George Rose, John Skinner, Calvin Smith and Constable Kimberley Spring assisted ACOP Martin Weekes with the setup and opening of the new Police Museum at Police Headquarters. 

In January 2020, the Annual Reception was held in the Officers Mess at Police HQ, Prospect, where over sixty of us attended and thoroughly enjoyed the event. The new year started with great expectations in terms of event planning and our membership drive. During the event and following a recommendation from the President, Commissioner Corbishley presented Commissioners Commendations to Roger Sherratt, for his creation and maintenance of the BPS ExPo Association Website for the past decade, George Rose for his work and historical presentation to the BPS Police Museum on the life of Inspector Edward “Bosun” Swainson, and John Skinner for his work with obtaining and recording the history of the BPS. 

Presentations at our ExPo Annual Reception - 2020 
(l-r)  Roger Sherratt, George Rose, ExPo President Cal Smith,
John Skinner and COP Stephen Corbishley
 

On behalf of our members and colleagues the Executive would like to thank John Skinner, for his research and compilation of the list of all BPS Officers dating back to October 1879. In addition, we would like to thank Roger Sherratt and George Rose for their hard work and effort to produce the story and valuable contributions to record our history in the story of Inspector Edward Swainson and other significant historical moments of the BPS. 

ExPo Website "Crash"

At the start of this year our Expo Bermuda Website www.expobermuda.com "crashed". However, our Editor Roger Sherratt in concert with Web Manager Bob MacLean was able to rectify the issues over a six-week period and managed to recover the vast majority of our articles and photos. It has been recommended that we have regular back-ups, monthly software updates and maintenance, for a fee of sixty-five dollars a month ($65). We have reached out to the Bermuda Police Association for their support with funding.

EXPO Members assisting BPS in carrying out Core Services

For the past 18 months ongoing talks with BPS Senior Command have continued with regard to using our members to assist with performing general duties of the BPS and Wednesday 8 April 2020, the Bermuda Police Service posted an advertisement in the Royal Gazette asking for our members to consider signing up for short-term service.

The advert said retired or former police officers were needed to assist in “ensuring resilience in its resources to deliver services to the public in criminal investigation, financial investigation, and intelligence management were particularly welcome”.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Darrin Simons, said: “The Bermuda Police Service needs to have a contingency that maintains capacity to deliver our core services in the event of significant absence due to Covid-19. The closing date was Wednesday 29 April 2020, at which time over 75 former officers had applied.

DCOP Darrin Simons

 

On Saturday, 25 April 2020, investigator from the Vulnerable Persons Unit agreed to utilize the assistance of EXPO to search for two missing seniors. With the use of our Social Media platforms a call for our members to volunteer was made and the response was overwhelming and on Sunday 26 April 2020, over one dozen EXPO Member joined our BPS Colleagues in the search for these two missing persons. Sadly, although the search was unsuccessful at that time both men were subsequently found, one had died and the other died shortly after being found. 

Thanks to ExPo Executive

Lastly I would express my great appreciation for the backing of the entire Executive who have provided me with great support and guidance over the last year and a particular thanks to Roger Sherratt who stood down as President in 2017 and has continued to work tirelessly for the Association in various roles ever since.  

Future Planned Events

Well! - we do hope that we can provide some later in the year, such as: 

  • TBA - Summer Lunch – BBQ or meal at the Police Recreation Club, Prospect 
  • Oct 2020 - General Meeting with lunch and presentations re Government Information Updates 
  • Jan 2021 - Annual Reception Officers Mess Police Headquarters, Prospect 
  • Apr 2021 - Annual General Meeting – Police Recreation Club, Prospect 

Other events may include our First Friday or Saturday Social evening gathering, once the current lockdown is over. Consideration is also being given to organising an afternoon ‘Tea and Sandwiches’ social event for our Widow’s or Widow Members if there is enough support for that. You may think of other events and ideas? If you do, then please get in touch and let us know.

COVID-19

There has been much (many would say too much) advice and guidance published in the media and online regarding what we should and should not be doing. This can cause severe anxiety and that in itself can be harmful. The Bermuda Police Service and EXPO will always follow Health Department and Government guidance which is why we cancelled all planned social events before the lockdown but if you have concerns for your own health and wellbeing and are not sure where to turn, please do not hesitate to contact one of us on the Committee who will be happy to help. We will do what we can, provided this does not put ourselves into danger and it may be as simple as finding the appropriate department, resource or volunteer who can assist you and get you over the problems you might be experiencing. 


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