SIR - As we commemorate the end of the 1914-1918 War and remember those taking part, many of whom never returned, all heroes, in the meaning of the word, isn't it time, as a fitting tribute to them, the newspaper journalists stopped using the word 'hero' in relation to all kinds of menial achievements such as scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final, or scoring a cricket double century at Lords against the Australians, neither of which can surely be equally comparable heroically to serving in the trenches with exploding shells named by the soldiers as "whizz bangs" all around?

It being the reality of war. Not a sporting event!

S Pickup, Sulby Grove, Bradford