Planes now, as then

WITH reference to Rev Claydon’s letter (November 24) on aircraft noises disturbing the Remembrance service at Tangmere, can I remind him that on the very spot where he took the 2011 service, he could have heard aircraft noise back on Remembrance Day 1940.

On that day pilots were flying out of Goodwood, or Westhampnett as it was called during the Batte Of Britain, fighting and dying to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.

Does Rev Claydon expect flying to stop just to comply with his view of what does or does not constitute ‘blatant disrespect’?

There is more than one way of remembering, and I would suggest that most of the pilots in the Goodwood airspace at 11am on 11/11/11 were every bit as respectful as Rev Claydon, if not more so!

Stewart Nicol

Bognor Regis