I am trying to identify two R.A.F. ground crew by the names of Sharpe and Gowers as I have a photograph of them with a cryptic message on the reverse. Sharpe & Gowers. They were evacuated to China after keeping our Blenheims flying in Burma. They rejoined at Cholavarum. (There is also a pencilled squiggle that may say 45 Sqn). "Keeping our Blenheims flying" would seem to indicate ground crew. "Evacuated to China" would seem to suggest that their Squadron was dispersed north eastwards from Burma with some personnel making it to India whilst those unable to fly out crossed into China before being flown to India. Unfortunately there are no 45 Squadron summary of events files for early 1942 in the Air 27 series. There is however, an Appendices File (Air 27/458) that gives later movements between airfields with nominal rolls of the squadron's ground crew. I have found a passing reference to a Sgt Sharpe with no mention of his initials or service number, but he does not appear in the movement orders. There is no mention of Gowers anywhere in the file. It is possible that both men transferred to other squadrons on their return to India. It is also possible that neither man served with 45 Squadron. I am aware that 113 Squadron also flew Blenheims in Burma and have not yet checked their squadron records but will do so. If anyone knows of other Blenheim squadrons active in Burma during this period, or has any thoughts on how to take this search further, I would be pleased to hear your thoughts.