Fred Sutherland unveils portrait in Alberta

Great to see a new photograph of Fred Sutherland, looking well. Last Thursday, in his home town of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada, Fred unveiled a new portrait of himself, painted by Dan Llewelyn Hall. This is one of the 133 portraits painted by Dan to honour all the men who took part in the Dams Raid.

On the raid, Fred Sutherland was the front gunner in AJ-N, piloted by Les Knight, and was thus in a prime seat when the Eder Dam was breached by his aircraft’s mine.

All the portraits in Dan’s series will be unveiled at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln at 2.00pm on Sunday 13 May. All are welcome to this event. The exhibition will then move to London and will be on display at Prospero World, 4 Farm Street, London W1J 5RB from 16-20 May. Admission is free. although a donation to the four charities benefitting from the exhibition will be appreciated.

Report from BBC in Canada about the unveiling
Report from Canadian broadcaster CBC 


9 thoughts on “Fred Sutherland unveils portrait in Alberta

  1. Tony Knight April 22, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    He does look good for his age. I met him once at a signing event, either 60th or 65th anniversary of the Dams Raid.

  2. Tim Brown April 22, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Hi Charles, not sure if this is the correct way to contact you but would you kindly reply privately with your E-mail address ? I have some feedback on the Upkeep so called ‘Mine’

    Regards. Tim Brown.


    • Maureen Gray April 23, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      One of the legends ! We must ALWAYS REMEMBER THEM

  3. Maureen Gray April 23, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    We must ALWAYS REMEMBER THEM God bless him & Johhny & all those who rest in peace .

  4. MARTIN GORDON DAVIES April 24, 2018 / 9:36 am

    I met Fred too at two Dambuster events at Aces high, when Les Munro also came over from Canada and what lovely chaps they are/were. I personally don’t think much of the paintings, they look a bit amateur to me, but I can’t criticise the effort or principle behind the idea.

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