Thanks Steve, its kinda strange Eddie Chandler got the ball rolling on the thread I linked to then I found the pic of his friends relative and now it looks like we have the chance to put a name to someone else in the same pic.......... and we both know how important that can be! I await Nigel's return with intrest Well this is so mate, Nigel's post and your additional info made me revisit some photos I was sent two years ago. This has ended up with me finding 3 more Chindit 1 men and what is more, decent photos of them in a group shot. So thanks to you both 13th and 1st Kings history in Burma becomes very inter-mixed over the 1943-45 period. Men changed battalion often as numbers were made up and units recreated. As you know not many 13th kings were fit enough after Longcloth to go in again in 1944, and there were not too many fit Kings left after operation Thursday. I think some of the men cast out by Wingate in late 1942 as unfit for purpose on longloth, ironically ended up in 1 Kings and may have gone in to Burma in 1944. There are a whole series of documents at Kew in regard to the history of 77th IIB. I have had a looksee lately, but tend to stop as you might imagine at 1943, the shame of the man.