8 APRIL 2006, Page 26

Ladronian war games

From Simon Longe

Sir: I enjoyed John Laughland’s enchanting vignette of Ladronia (Travel, 1 April). I must put him right on one point. My late father, who served with SOE, told me that Robin Banks in Spiv was a bit of a disappointment. It was considered that the two SOE-trained Ladronian agents who parachuted in with him, Draylin Trens and Killyn Hunz, were much more effective.

Simon Longe

Raveningham, Norfolk