29 APRIL 1955, Page 18

THE LANDINGS AT SYRACUSE SIR,—In your issue of April 15,

'A Spectator's Notebook' gives the impression that the land- ings near Syracuse in 1943 were American. Not for the first time in recent weeks Pharos's light has proved a danger rather than a help to unsuspecting voyagers in your columns. It was the British who landed in the Syracuse area : specifically the Fifth (British) Infantry Division. The first troops to enter the town (the first to be captured by the Allies on the Continent of Europe) were members of the Carrier Platoon of the 2nd Bn. The Royal Scots Fusiliers.—Yours faithfully,


Achna►nara, Southend, Campbeltown, Argyll