11 MARCH 1995, Page 27

Taki shot down

Sir: Taki (High life, 4 March) may not have `seen war and combat from close-up', but Anthony Howard has.

He fought at Suez as a second lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers in 1956, and actually fired at least one shot.

The mothballed uniform and combat medal are both extant.

Carol Howard

Dinham Lodge, Ludlow, Shropshire