A Princess Visits Bermuda

 

We  published this photograph at the same time we had published our latest "Then and Now" article - and the two were connected!  

The photograph was taken during the visit by a Royal Princess, and we had no doubt most of our members would recognize this member of the Royal Family but we also asked you to provide us with the date and location it was taken, the names of all the senior police officers and other dignitaries present, the reason or reasons for this Royal Visit, and the connection between this photo and our "Then and Now" article.

We enlarged the photo to provide two close-ups for easier identification but asked that you name those present in the order in which you view them in the first photograph.

The "Then and Now" article we referred to was about our good friend,  St. Clair "Brinky" Tucker (CLICK HERE  to view the article). The photograph was taken during the Royal visit of HRH Princess Margaret in 1984 when she visited Police Headquarters to open the new police barracks.  With great assistance from Davie Kerr, along with a little help from Moby Pett, we have now been able to correctly ID everyone as listed, including the three Reserve Officers - with thanks to Captain John Moore.

Royal Visit of HRH Princess Margaret in 1984
 
Top row (l-r)  *Brian Flook, *Campbell Simons, *John Williams, *Custerfield "Crock" Crockwell, Alan Bissell, Larry Smith, Dave Barber, Vendal Bridgeman, *Alan Kennedy, Orson Daisley, *Eddie Foggo, Dennis Ramsay.

2nd row:- Derek Jenkinson, *Ian Scotland, George Rose, Cal Christopher, Jean Vickers, Brinky Tucker, *Tom Cassin, Roger Kendall, *Neil Cox.

3rd row:- *Barry Smith, *Jeff Sanders, Hilton Wingood, *Tim Willis, *Gerry Harvey, *John-Joe Sheehy, Andy Bermingham,  *Alex Forbes, *George Garrod, Robin Henagulph, *Gerry James, Reserve Deputy Commandant Lawson Fisher, Reserve  Chief Superintendent John Moore.

Front row:- *L.M. Nobby Clarke, Harold Moniz, Mr. McNeil Warner, *Fred Bean, H E Dunrossil,  HRH Princess Margaret, John Swan, *Jack Sharpe, Clive Donald, *Lenny Edwards,  *Reserve Commandant  Ralph Ferguson.

* Believe deceased
 
 
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Maurice Pett
Roger, I already sent this. Gent between Harold & FCB is McNeil Warner. He was Principal at Robert Crawford Sec. and became Chairman of Crime Stoppers. Far right front row I believe is Barry Elliott, Reserves Commandant. I think Davie is correct with John Moore who was Red's son in law,.
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Davie Kerr
Not sure about Barry Elliott, but not going to argue the toss!
Is his daughter Margaret still around? Maybe she could say yeah or nay....

Editors note - Davie is correct is questioning whether the Reserve Commandant on front row right was Barry Elliott. I have checked with Captain John Moore who is also in the photo when he was Chief Superinendent in the Reserves, and he identified the then Reserve Commandant sitting as Ralph Ferguson. Captain Moore also identified the Deputy Commandant standing next to him as Lawson Fisher who served for many years in the Reserve Constabulary.. Many thanks to John Moore for clearing up our queries about the Reserve Officers.

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Davie Kerr
I've had a re-think about Roger Kendall's ID: I now think it's Dave Chew, because this pic had to be taken in the '80s while Penny Bean was CoP, and Roger was still a Sgt in 1990.

Editors note - I agree with this change 100%. I'm sure it's Dave Chew. Many thanks Davie.

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Davie Kerr
Following on from that Royal pic, I believe (but can't guarantee) that Neil Cox's nickname of "Secret Squirrel" was bestowed upon him by no less a personage than HRH Princess Margaret during the above visit! I believe that she was staying in a house in Tucker's Town during the said visit: I can't remember its name, but its call sign was "Purple 30"!
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Davie Kerr
Whew! This isn't going to be easy, but I'll do my best.
Pic 1, back from L:- *Brian Flook, *Campbell Simons, *John Williams, *Crock, Alan Bissell, Larry Smith, Dave Barber.
2nd row from L:- Derek Jenkinson, *Ian Scotland, George Rose, Cal Christopher, Jean Vickers, Brinky Tucker.
3rd row from L:- *Barry Smith, *Jeff Sanders, Hilton Wingood, *Tim Willis, *Gerry Harvey, *John-Jo Sheehy, Andy Bermingham.
Front from L:- *Nobby Clarke, Harold Moniz, don't know, *Fred Bean, HE (Dunrossil?), HRH Princess Margaret.
Pic 2, back from L:- Vendal Bridgeman, *Alan Kennedy, Orson Daisley, *Eddie Foggo, *?Dennis Ramsay?.
2nd row from L- *Tom Cassin, Roger Kendall, *Neil Cox.
3rd row from L:- *Alex Forbes, *George Garrod, Robin Henagulph, *Gerry James, ?Reserve Commandant Vickers?,
?Reserve Deputy Commandant Moore?.
Front from L:- John Swan, Jack Sharpe, Clive Donald, Lenny Edwards, looks like AJ Smith but too many medals! Maybe a Reserve?
* = believed deceased, 21 by my count.

Editors note - Your best is more than good enough Davie. Yu cartainly have the vast majority and we;ll see if anyone else can assist with confirming the few youlre not sure of.


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