IT would appear that letter writer Keith Chapman thinks that our police, fire brigade and ambulance service should have the same pension provision as our armed forces.

That’s fine if they really are as fit as our soldiers, are prepared to fly off at 24 hours’ notice to anywhere in the world and are not allowed to call strikes.

While we have the armed forces in mind, if York Castle Museum is running articles on the First World War, could they please show pictures of modern men in uniform that accurately depicts the smart, well-turned out military men of the time.

Not some scruffy individual with several weeks of unkempt facial growth and clueless on how to wear a uniform (The Press, August 19).

Ernest Sawdon, Whernside Avenue, York.