Sir: Leslie Jerman (letter 11 December) asks what the Duke of Cambridge did for us to deserve his statue in Whitehall. Well, as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army for nearly forty years he was the champion of ordinary soldiers, and worked tirelessly to improve their conditions. Although he was labelled a reactionary by some, his defence of the regimented system and resistance to demands for reduction in the Army's strength left Britain better prepared for the First World War than it otherwise would have been. He deserves to be remembered.
The Constitutional Monarchy Association