14 JUNE 1969, Page 26

King's evidence

Sir: It must be rare for Colonel Fleming (30 May) to bewilder his regular readers; but why is it 'lackadaisical' for Mr Cecil King to refer to his brother's regiment in two places as the 60th Rifles and in one as the King's Royal Rifles? Members of the King's Royal Rifle Corps have retained the older numerical title for everyday speech and it is (or was) in common use outside the Regiment. If the charge rests on the use of both the Regiment's titles in the place of one or on the use of a nineteenth century form (King's Royal Rifles) of the full title, these do not seem grave enough faults to call for comment.