Thanks Tony and Lucky P, Both really usefull posts! I too had noticed the 'indescrepnencies' in the two John Kays enlistment cards previously posted. So this means that either he enlisted during WW2 but is not contained in those records or, alternatively, he enlisted prior to WW2, both of which seem feasible and there is no evidence as to which may be the case. Like you Tony I always assumed that this picture was taken in Yorkshire or at least the UK while they were involved with each other somewhere around 1942/43 That was until I managed to decipher that the shoulder patch was indeed that of the 20th Air Force. When I discovered that I posted asking for knowledge of any known activity of the 20th in the UK. It wasn't until I read some more about the 20th that I discovered they weren't in existence until April of 1944. Thus changing my perception of events somewhat. With regards to the shoulder patch I am adamant that it represents the 20th. I was trying to work it out for ages but after acquiring a better resolution scan of the photo and mucking around with the contrast in photoshop I managed to identify it. I have attached two files. One with a higher res picture of the insignia and one with some very primitive Windows Paint graffiti on it which shows where the main identification points are on the insignia. Once you see the 20 in the patch it's hard not too see it. Although I looked at that picture for months previously trying ot work out which Air Force it belonged to. This means that this picture must have been taken after 1944. There are a few options that this presents My Gran and S.Sgt. Kay were in correspondance to a greater degree that was presumed before. Perhaps there were only a couple of letters shared, one of which contained this picture. The man in this picture may not be John Henry Kay. In any event correspondance between the two ceased, this could be because he was killed or simply that he returned home back to his own family. Both these options are very feasible in my mind.