Having been in the services, I pay attention to articles on defence matters. On pages 14 and 15 of yesterday’s paper (27 October) was a picture of the Union Flag being lowered by “soldiers”.
One of these “soldiers” was a captain in the Royal Navy.
I was glad to see the flag was correctly named the Union Flag; it is a Union Jack when flown from the jackstaff of a warship. The BBC recently had a news item on an attack on the Bismarck, stating that the attack was carried out by aircraft of the Royal Air Force.
I grappled with their website to correct them on their reporting, that the aircraft were Fairey Swordfish of the Fleet Air Arm, but short of telephoning them, I failed to make contact.
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