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I WAS very interested to read DG Davies' letter about the young Army nurse who died on active service in Egypt (Viewpoints, October 16).

I was particularly moved as I also served as an Army nurse in the Canal Zone in 1951.

Your readers may be interested to know that there is an active Welsh branch of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps Association.

We are always keen to welcome new members and our secretary may be contacted on 01443 835705.

Mary F Read Heol Isaf, Radyr, Cardiff ON the subject of skateboarders (Viewpoints, October 20). My family and I have spent many enjoyable days at Cardiff Bay, quite often sitting in the vicinity of the Norwegian Church.

I have seen skateboarders but not to the extreme of "marauding", "intimidating" and "dangerous".

If Cardiff Bay was unsafe I would not be visiting there with my three young children. We must remember these surroundings are for all ages.

With respect I urge Mr Gomez to check his dictionary before using such strong words.

Joanne Clark Clevedon Road, Cardiff NOEL Egerton in his letter (Viewpoints October 15) mentioned Bumper Exercise, but wasn't certain about when it took place.

It was in September 1941 and was supposed to be an invasion on the east coast. My unit, a field survey company based just outside Salisbury, were on two hours' notice to move to near Reading.

When we moved we were not allowed to buy anything on the way.

When we finally arrived our destination was near an orchard containing Cox's Orange Pippin apples.

The exercise threw up the usual number of rumours, some of which may have been true. The guards who were in the attacking force were supposed to be disqualified for going through the Blackwall Tunnel.

A very large number of troops took part and it was said that a number of dispatch riders were killed as a result of accidents. I had not heard of the incident in Cornwall.

J Kellett Heol Pen Y Fai, Cardiff

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Oct 22, 2009
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