Salmond lacks judgment on ‘Dambusters’

All thinking people will be offended by Alex Salmond’s recent use of the word “Dambuster” in a negative context, for the sake of denigrating Westminster (your report, 4 March).

Operation Chastise, conducted by 19 Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron, “The Dambusters”, during the Second World War, to breach three German dams, in pursuit of our war effort, cost the lives of 53 brave airmen who flew on that vital British mission.

It shows an appalling lack of judgment for the First Minister to use this word in such a casual manner.

Malcolm Parkin

Kinnesswood, Kinross