22 JANUARY 1972, Page 19

Benny ' s cross

Sir: Your contributor Benny Green (January 1) is mistaken in supposing that "White's entire military career consisted of getting into Ladysmith and not being able to get out again." Sir George White won the Victoria Cross in the Indian Mutiny.

G. F. Peaker Michael's Fold, Grasmere, Ambleside, Westmorland