I was proud to read about the Royal Sussex Regiment (Argus, May 11).

I was commissioned into the regiment in the early Forties, finishing in 1946 as a Captain.

I would have been prouder still had I seen a reference to the 9th Battalion or, at least, to Burma.

I fought with the battalion, under Sino-US control and led by the US five-star general "Vinegar" Joe Stilwell, from July 1944 in Myitkyinar to July 1945 in Mandalay, after which we moved to Malaya. I am now 80.

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