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  • John E. Fairbairn in Singapore police uniform

    Politics and Government
    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.
  • Singapore. Commercial Square. Soldiers returning from an official reception. Johnson Pier

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a column of soldiers marching through Commercial Square. On both sides of the column are milling crowds following the progress of the soldiers. On the right is a two-storey colonial-style building. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date of creation...
  • Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [2]

    Transportation · Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a general view of a Dragonfly helicopter flying at low altitude above a football field. At the left far end of the field is a long line of spectators watching the operation. It appears to be a demonstration to pick up the wounded. Dragonflies were used by...
  • Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [4]

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a a Dragonfly helicopter in the air with a casket in what appears to be an evacuation exercise. In June 1953, a demonstration on the evacuation of the wounded was staged near the Kuala Lumpur airfield. Dragonflies were used by the RAF for casualty evacuation and extraction...
  • Spectators at an airfield

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a group of spectators gathering on a field to watch a Valetta military aircraft running a supply drop. Among the audience are security officers in uniform. There are also many children in the crowd. Vickers Valetta aircrafts were used for supply drops to British army troops in...
  • Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [1]

    Transportation · Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a wide view of a Dragonfly helicopter on a football field in what appears to be an evacuation demonstration. A group of officers are trying to move a casket supposedly to contain a wounded into the helicopter. A civilian photographer as well as air force staff are...
  • A military helicopter on a supply drop

    Politics and Government · Transportation
    This photograph shows a wide view of a military helicopter on a supply drop. It is flying at low altitude above a field with a sack of supplies suspended from its body. The mountain ranges behind the field are visible in the background. Helicopters are used by the British forces...
  • A Sycamore helicopter [1]

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a side view of a Bristol Sycamore helicopter being inspected in an airfield. The Sycamore first entered Malaya in 1953 and replaced the older Dragonfly helicopters in casualty evacuation and extraction missions of ground troops during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). One of the Sycamore's drawback is its...
  • A Vickers Valetta aircraft on a supply drop [2]

    Politics and Government · Transportation
    This photographs show an airborne Vickers Valetta military aircraft on a supply drop. It bears the serial number WJ493. The plane was delivered in 1951 and was struck off in 1959 due to damage that is beyond repair. Vickers Valetta aircrafts were used for supply drops to British army troops...
  • Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [5]

    Transportation · Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Dragonfly helicopter in the air taken from the ground, in what appears to be an evacuation demonstration. In June 1953, a demonstration on the evacuation of the wounded was staged near the Kuala Lumpur airfield. Dragonflies were used by the RAF for casualty evacuation and extraction...
  • A Vickers Valetta aircraft on a supply drop [1]

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photographs show an airborne Vickers Valetta military aircraft on a supply drop. The door of the aircraft is open and a drop is visible at the top right corner of the photograph. Vickers Valetta aircrafts were used for military supply drops to British army troops in the jungle during...
  • A Vickers Valetta aircraft on a supply drop [3]

    Politics and Government · Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a wide view of a Vickers Valetta as it flies away from the airfield after a supply drop. A parachute carrying supplies can be seen descending to the ground. Military officers are seen watching the operation from behind the football field's goal post. In the background to...
  • A Sycamore helicopter [3]

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a close-up front view of a Bristol Sycamore helicopter. It captures the helicopter's nose, an open door and the aircraft's blades. The Sycamore first entered Malaya in 1953 and replaced the older Dragonfly helicopters in casualty evacuation and extraction missions of ground troops during the Malayan Emergency...
  • A Sycamore helicopter [2]

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a front view of a Bristol Sycamore helicopter in an airfield. It captures the helicopter's nose, an open door and the aircraft's three rotor blades. There is a crew standing near the body with his head hidden by the open door of the helicopter. The Sycamore first...
  • Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [3]

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a general view of a Dragonfly helicopter flying at low altitude above a football field in what appears to be a demonstration to pick up the wounded. In June 1953, a demonstration on the evacuation of the wounded was staged near the Kuala Lumpur airfield. Dragonflies were...