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  • John E. Fairbairn in Colonial uniform inspecting Malaysian Police

    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.
  • Malaysian school children in procession with lanterns

    Malaysian school children in a procession with lanterns that they made, probably for Malaysia celebrations in 1963. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Round table talks of Security representatives in Malaysia [1]

    Two photographs of round table talks of Security representatives in Malaysia. John E. Fairbairn is present at the talks. There are about 30 representatives. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Malaysia Day celebrations in Sabah, Malaysia

    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)...
  • Old man in traditional Borneo dress holding a spear

    This photograph shows an old man in traditional Borneo dress holding a spear and standing in front of a tree. There is a man wearing traditional Borneo costume on the horse in the background. Title devised by Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Portrait photographs of John E. Fairbairn in officers uniform and glasses

    This photograph shows two black and white portrait photographs of John E. Fairbairn in officers uniform and glasses. Title devised by Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn in Singapore Police Uniform

    John E. Fairbairn was in the Indian Police before he joined Singapore Police in 1947 as Assistant Superintendent, and later promoted to Deputy Assistant Superintendent in 1953. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Party guests queueing to get into a party, possibly at Singapore

    Party guests in their best clothes queueing to get into a party, possibly at Singapore. The people are wearing tuxedos for the men and dresses for the women. John E. Fairbairn is one of the guests. Title and description adapted from Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn dining with three others

    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.
  • Fairbairn in Officers uniform exiting an Australian military helicopter

    John E. Fairbairn in his British Army Officers uniform exiting an Australian military helicopter with four other Asian men in shirts. This is most likely in North Borneo, Malaysia. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [4]

    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.
  • Malaysian man receiving an award from the Chief of the North Borneo Police Force

    A Malaysian man receiving an award from who is thought to be the Chief of the North Borneo Police Force (NBPF) in Malaysia. He is wearing colonial style white military uniform with a sword. The man receiving the award is in a dark suit and glasses. Title and description adapted...
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [3]

    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

    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.
  • Governor Sir William Goode at a party in North Borneo, Malaysia

    Sir William Goode, the last colonial governor of Singapore and first to be granted the title Yang di-Pertuan Negara, at a party in Sabah, North Borneo (Malaysia) during the transition period (seen in white, on the left). Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn at a North Borneo (Malaysia) Police Force athletics event

    John E. Fairbairn giving an award to a lady in a dress at a North Borneo Police Force athletics event. The police athletes are on parade lined up watching the award being given in front of a desk with the Union Jack over it. Title and description adapted from the...
  • Borneo family in traditional dress

    A family from Borneo standing in a line in traditional dress. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn in colonial uniform with 9 other officers

    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

    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 arriving at The Istana in Singapore

    John E. Fairbairn arriving at The Istana in Singapore. There is an officer saluting him and a man in a suit smiling. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Round table talks of Security representatives in Malaysia [2]

    Two photographs of round table talks of Security representatives in Malaysia. John E. Fairbairn is present at the talks. There are about 30 representatives. Title and description adapted from Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • John E. Fairbairn at a social event in Malaysia [6]

    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 Officers uniform exiting a building in North Borneo (Malaysia) with others

    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]

    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.