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  • John E. Fairbairn in colonial uniform inspecting Malaysian Police

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    John E. Fairbairn in Colonial uniform inspecting Malaysian Police in their no.1 uniforms standing to attention with rifles at their sides. The Malaysian officer is also walking with Fairbairn holding a sword. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Malaysia Day celebrations in Sabah, Malaysia

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    Malaysia Day celebrations held at Jesselton (now known as Kota Kinabalu) city field in Sabah, Malaysia on 16 September 1963. Tun Datu Mustapha Datu Harun (dressed in all white in the middle), Sabah's first Head of State, is being sworn into office. On his right is Tun Muhammad Fuad (Donald)...
  • John E. Fairbairn dining with three others

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    John E. Fairbairn dining with three others. The men are wearing white tuxedo suits with black bow ties and party hats and the two women are wearing dresses. Asian servers can be seen standing in the background. Title and description adapted from Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [4]

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn drinking and smoking with 5 others, likely in Malaysia. The men are in shirts and ties. One of the women is in a sari. Description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [3]

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn drinking and smoking with 2 others, likely in Malaysia, outside a house. Title devised by Library staff.
  • John Fairbairn at the North Borneo Police Force HQ

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    John E. Fairbairn at a parade at the North Borneo Police Force HQ. They are flying the Union Jack, blowing bugles and saluting. John E. Fairbairn was Chief of the Special Brach of Police in Sabah. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn in colonial uniform with 9 other officers

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    John E. Fairbairn in colonial uniform with 9 other officers all standing at easy. Fairbairn is standing to the left on his own. The men are also wearing their medals. This is most likely from his visit to North Borneo, Malaysia. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing...
  • John E. Fairbairn at Malaysia Day celebrations in Sabah, Malaysia

    Personalities
    John playing billiards with 3 other Malaysians in white tuxedos with black bow ties. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [6]

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn smoking a cigar speaking with some Malaysian men at a party. All of the men are in white shirts and black bow ties. These could be police officers or dignitaries. There are 7 men around Fairbairn speaking to him. Title and description adapted from the Museum of...
  • Assistant Commissioner Fairbairn in Colonial Officer's uniform exiting a building in North Borneo (Malaysia) with others

    Personalities
    Assistant Commissioner Fairbairn in Colonial Officers uniform exiting a building with others in their best dress. They look to be families, with ladies in dresses and men in suits. There are also local Malaysian Police or military with swords. They are in North Borneo, Malaysia. Description adapted from the Museum...
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [1]

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia. It is most likely a police or army event due to the plaques on the wall. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [5]

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn with 7 others at a social event, likely in Malaysia. One of the women is thought to be his wife. Most of the other people with him are non-European. The men are dressed in shirts and ties while the women are in dresses. One woman is in...
  • John E. Fairbairn in Colonial uniform marching with others in a procession

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn in Colonial uniform and his wife marching with others in a procession to say goodbye to the last colonial governor of Malaysia, Sir William Goode. School children waving the Malaysian flag are gathered to watch. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and...
  • John E. Fairbairn inspecting Malaysian Police in no.1 uniforms

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn inspecting Malaysian Police in No.1 uniforms. There are 3 other officers doing the inspection of the men. The Malaysian men have rifles at their sides and are standing to attention. The colonial officers are carrying swords. Title and description devised by Museum of Policing in Devon and...
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [2]

    Personalities
    John E. Fairbairn drinking and smoking with another man, likely in Malaysia. There is a lady holding a cigarette and wine glass on the left of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff.