Obituary: Maj-Gen John Frost

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The Independent Online
YOUR excellent obituary of General John Frost (by Max Arthur, 24 May) slightly misses the point in dealing with the February 1942 Bruneval Raid, writes Dom Alberic Stacpoole.

Where it relates, 'Frost was called to Downing Street to relate his experiences to a delighted Churchill', the full truth is rather richer.

On 3 March the Prime Minister assembled the War Cabinet to hear the full story from those who had taken part in the raid. Afterwards he finally established - as a result of this action - his firm belief in the future of airborne forces. From this, the decision was made to go ahead with the establishment of an airborne division. Bruneval was the beginning.