Letter: Army's PR professionals

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Sir: Civilians who have lived within the pub-crawling range of barracks can make their own judgement about who is living in the real world, Brigadier R D S Gordon (letter, 22 May) or your leader-writer (20 May).

Just one tiny cavil, however. The Brigadier says the Army is "this country's most professional and disciplined organisation". No doubt the Army's Director of Public Relations weighs his words, and knows exactly what he is talking about. But exactly how unprofessional and ill-disciplined are the police, nurses, teachers, firefighters, paramedics, care-workers, the Navy and the Air Force, compared with the Brigadier's almost, but (as he admits) not wholly immaculate Army? We would love to be told.