The Sierra Leone Web


Between 1943 and 1945, Arthur Atterbury served in the Royal Air Force as a radio operator with the Air Sea Rescue Unit, based in Freetown. The photos below stem from his time in Sierra Leone, when he would have been from 18 to 20 years of age. Arthur Atterbury passed away in 2007, and in 2018 his son Laurence provided the pictures to the Sierra Leone Web.

"Arnold and Arthur"

"Lakka Rest Camp"

Local Residents "Jazz Band"
"Construction" "Shoe Salesman"

Man in hammock


"Concert" "Concert"
Christmas Programme, 1944 Inside of Christmas Programme
Lumley Beach, 1944 Lumley Beach, 1944
"Bath time" "C Watch"
"Hut" Local Residents "Dagger Maker"
Church Inside of church "Huntsman"
Local Resident Local Residents "Darby and Joan" "Washer Boy"
Programme pages for the production "Top of the World"