My dad, Captain J P Venter (also known as Max or Peter) was a SAAF pilot seconded to the RAF. Stationed in Cairo from September 1943 until September 1945. Served with detachments to Palestine (1943), Burma (1944), Sheikh Othman (1945). Flew to various destinations in North Africa, Malta, Italy, Palestine, Greece, India, Burma, Persian Gulf, Syria, Jordan,Sicily, Yemen, Cyprus, Romania, Muscat & Oman to name but a few. I have a tiny photograph, pasted in his log book, of a message from Louis Mountbatten SACSEA, dated 3/8/44 which reads: " I am glad to have an opportunity of saying "Thank you" to 216 Squadron for saving the situation at Imphal". I have spent years trying to identify air/landing strips from his log books and also trying to find out what was going on during certain time-lines. My dad rarely spoke of the war which makes researching his air force career difficult. Before my husband's death last year he wrote down his family 'memories' for our kids and I am doing the same but have hit a brick wall regarding my dad's time with the RAF during WW2. Is there any kind soul out there who can assist?