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 in an issue of the Bermuda Police Magazine but have not had an opportunity to go through old copies to see what details were published such as the names of the participants. We wanted to know exactly where and when the photos were taken, who are the students and instructors, and what was the course?
This has proved to be quite a difficult task identifying everyone and at the point we have been able to 8 or the 14 people in the photo. We do believe that a copy of the first photo was initially published in a copy of the Police Magazine but as of this date (14th November 2017) we have not been able to track it down to see if everyone is named. Listed below the first photo are the names we have confirmed so far, mainly thanks to the assistance of former DCOP Ian Morrison who was shown the photos by George Rose. If you can assist with any other the other 6 names please let us know. In addition to those named below we note that also arriving during the first few months of 1952 were Leslie Waddell and James "Jim" McMaster, both of whom were definitely from Ireland, Frank Farmer from the UK, and Edward Bailey.
George Rose has checked the passenger list for the SS Reina Del Pacifico which departed Liverpool on 10th July 1952 with three persons on board destined for Bermuda. They were Francis "Frank" Farmer from Surrey, England, Raymond Barnewall from Country Cork, Ireland, and E.J. Bailie (probably the Edward Bailey in our records). It is quite possible that all three of these men appear in these photos.
14th December 2017
After looking through past copies of the Police Magazine we discovered this same photo, with Superintendent Percy Miller standing and Thomas D. Doyle standing, and a complete caption as now appears below the first photo. Although we now know all of the surnames, there are a few where the magazine caption only provides first-name initials so we have added christian names where they are known. It was noted in the magazine article that when the photo was published John Joe Sheehy, Tommy Doyle, and Jim Hanlon were the only members who were still serving in the Bermuda Police. J.F. "Jim" Walsh was the local manager of the Sun Life of Canada Assurance Company, Mike Boylan when last heard of was believed to be an officer in the U.S. Airborne Division, C.N. Murphy was a serving member of the Ottawa City Police, and G. Wright had a "civilian position" in Ottawa.