Michael Grosvenor Myer
LORD Brocket did not have a "Guards background" ("Now the punishment is boredom", 7 December). He was never a member of any Guards regiment but was for a short period in a Cavalry regiment - the 14th/20th.
J D Graham Duncan
(Ex Scots Guards)
RICHARD Lloyd Parry, ("A wet, warm, unhappy Christmas", 7 December) states "El Ninos ... have been recognised by scientists only in the last 20 years". How is it that I (and scores of others) have got a detailed description of the phenomenon in my introductory oceanography notes from Liverpool University from 1955?
June E Ball,