Wednesday 21 February 2018

Pawns who serve in British wars

Kevin Myers once again refers to Irishmen in British uniform as Irish soldiers (Irish Independent, October 7).

Specific reference is made to a Lt Patrick Bury from Co Wicklow, who has written a book on his exploits in Helmand Province as a British soldier.

Upon enlisting in the British army, all recruits are duty-bound to take the oath and swear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs and successors.

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