Albums of Lt. Col. R.E. Thorne
||Albums of Lt. Col. R.E. Thorne
||Richard Everard Thorne, 1901-1956, policeman
||1941–1956 (The photographs relate to Thorne's career between 1941 and the 1950s, with a few miscellaneous items of an earlier date.)
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
This collection consists of two albums relating to the career of Richard Everard Thorne (see Y30468DD/13), who was born in 1901, educated at Haileybury, and joined the Tanganyika Police in 1925. After returning home to get married in 1930, he served in Iringa (twice) and Dar-es-Salaam during the period 1930-1939. During the Second World War he was seconded from Tanganyika Police to the Somalia Gendarmerie. He returned to Tanganyika 1949-1952, then after attending the Senior Officers' Police Course (Y30468EE/62-63) he served in Zanzibar from late 1952 until his death from a heart attack on 6th January 1956; at this time he was Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Presented to the RCS by Sir David Thorne, son of Richard Everard Thorne, in October 1992.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, Albums of Lt. Col. R.E. Thorne, Y30468DD-EE
This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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