Names that inspire bravery deserve to remain

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From: Peter Hyde, Kendale View, Driffield.

I AM saddened by the intended demise of famous regiments in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Post, July 
 23). Don’t these people realise that it is the loyalty to such names that engenders the loyalty that in turn produces heroic acts of bravery?

I recollect the pride I had as a young policeman in the force I joined and the friendly rivalry with our neighbouring forces.

When the major amalgamations came in 1968 and 1974, the pride seemed to diminish and with it the pride in the service we provided.

I feel that the coalition is too fixated on unwisely cutting costs to our vital services whilst, at the same time, doling out millions to Europe on demand and other countries on request.

They are rapidly heading towards being a ‘one term’ Parliament and the alternative under Len McCluskey’s mouthpiece is not too attractive. It is very clear that neither George Osborne or David Cameron have ever had a proper job, nor indeed lived in the real world.

From: Stan Dawson, Linton Crescent, Leeds.

with regard to the article about the decision to axe historic names for regiments, may I make the suggestion that in the case of any amalgamation the name of the new regiment should be The Prince of Wales’s Own Green Wellingtons?

From: Terry Duncan, Greame Road, Bridlington.

It is reported that PM David Cameron plans a Sandhurst-style officers’ military academy in Afghanistan.

How long will it be before it is revealed that some of the officer cadets are loyal to the Taliban and will be the latter’s leaders once the Brits move out?