All of the links from the old thread seem to be broken, except the link to the three grainy options in Smudge's first post above. I guess 11 Reg will be the best place to start unless anyone can find any working links that i may have missed?
Prints: The original image was quite small and dark. These have been enhanced in Photo Shop and should generate a reasonable print up to 10*8 inches. If you want to go larger take advice from the person creating your print.
The photo was part of a series taken by the Belfast EOD team at the time. The task in question turned out to be a 'false'.
As the Stats Cat at the time it was my job to review all photo's of the previous days jobs which were printed on contact prints and select the suitable ones for CATO to brief CLF with at the 0900 daily brief.
I spotted the photo, probably taken by one of the RCT drivers of the EOD Pigs (a guess by me) and got several printed. Whether it was part of a series of happy snaps or a deliberate composure I never found out. It was on 35mm film and most deinately not Photoshopped. For those in the know, the operator was I believe 'Spearchucker', but we are going back over 20years.
The photo was taken by my Father, Bill "Mr Damage" Williams in 1987. It was only meant to be attached to "the daily entry" in to his tour diary. My mother has the original in 1 of her photo boxes. The guy in the suit is ATO "spear chucker" Chris Hodder QGM and it certainly was not a faked photo. There was a very real "job" in that van and that billboard was definitely there. It was indeed taken on a cheap pocket 35mm camera. I hope this clears things up a little.