Just returned from a visit to this superb archive which I've not seen mentioned on the forum. It's part of the library of the SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) in Bloomsbury, and is accessible (for free!) to private researchers. Here's a link to the catalogue: Burma campaign memorial library It contains a mass of fascinating books and documents relating to the China/India/Burma theatre, including unpublished manuscripts. WW2 Talk members might be most interested in section K (starts on p53 of the catalogue) which is unit histories. Can't recommend it highly enough. I was able to find and photograph my personal 'holy grail', History of the 130th Field Regiment and its Burma Campaigns, which I've been looking for in vain since I started my research - I think they may have the only copy which hasn't disappeared into private collections. Many of the items have been donated by Burma veterans with direct connections to the events. For example, here's the dedication plate at the front of the 130 Fld Regt book from a man who served with 1 RWF at Donbaik, First Arakan (130 Field were in support of 1 RWF at the time and played a critical role during the retreat): If you can get into central London on a weekday (closed Wednesdays) it's well worth a visit. You can order up to three items online in advance here: Requesting Material | SOAS University of London It's a way smaller operation than TNA, of course. More material can be ordered in person if you're there for a while, but only at specific times. You need to go to the main library membership desk with your ID when you turn up, and I found there was quite a queue to have a ticket issued. The archive was actually closed unexpectedly until 1pm due to staff sickness on the day I was there (I'd arrived at 10.30 eager to get started), but that turned out to be fine: your ticket gives you full reference access to the whole SOAS library, and I discovered a fair-sized overflow of books from the Burma Memorial collection up on level C of the main library to keep me occupied. Found a collection of cartoons from SEAC, for example, lots of obscure Chindit memoirs, a little book on the WAS (B) (in which I finally discovered exactly what CBID stands for - Canteen Bulk Issue Depots) and loads more I didn't have time to investigate. Overall well worth the trip! I'll post a few images below as I sort the photos out.