Jimmy Johnson

May I add one point to Tam Dalyell's sensitive obituary of Jimmy Johnson [6 February]? writes Richard Greenfield. Johnson was an indefatigable supporter of the Somali people, to whom neither climate nor history has been particularly kind in recent decades, and a Patron of the Anglo-Somali Society.

Significantly, a glowing tribute to Johnson was received by his family on the day of the funeral from Mohamed Haji Ibraham Egal, President of the Republic of Somaliland.