SIR - I read the moving letter from Gary Lorriman about his father's involvement in D-Day (T&A, June 3) - pride and poignancy in the same text. He was proud of his father's part in the securing of our freedom, but I felt a tinge of sadness that his father was not there for what should have been bonding years.

It was a problem for nearly all of us children of the early 1940s and a lot were even more unfortunate.

I wonder how our parents would feel that this years remembrances are being led by a draft dodger?

Lawrence Brigg, Baildon Road, Baildon