Regarding your military history feature on Passchendaele (issue 184), my grandfather was at the above, and wounded, but fortunately survived. My query is that in the article, it states that Patch recalled how, during six months on the continent, he never had clean clothes, but then goes on to say ‘how he fearlessly scuttled up to men in their waterlogged trenches and gnaw on their bootlaces’. Is this correct, or perhaps, should it be the rats that scuttled? DIANE DONOHUE, VIA EMAIL You’re quite right, Diane; many apologies for a rogue bit of cutting text here that replaced ‘they’ with ‘he’. Correction: Many apologies to Carol Beardmore, whose name was incorrectly spelled on page 3 of YFH 185.