Sir: Brigadier Peter Sincock (letter, 12 December) claims that British forces were stationed in Bahrain "serving our own interests". Whose interests were being served exactly? Not mine. Could it have been those of Britain's arms traders and other corporate interests to whom human rights are secondary?
Sir: There is nothing aristocratic about the Dutch prefix "van" ("Landowner puts walkers on warpath", 14 December). It simply means "of". The gentleman in question's family apparently originated from a place called Hoogstraten; that is all.
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