But­tered mosquitoes!

Air Gunner - - YOUR LETTERS -

In re­ply to Tom Ver­rity’s prob­lem with mozzies, I thought I would pass on some sound ad­vice from my old Com­pany Sergeant Ma­jor who, when asked about this prob­lem by a young re­cruit in jun­gle train­ing camp, replied: “Just rub but­ter on the ex­posed ar­eas.” When asked if this would stop them bit­ing, he said, “No son, but they just slide off when they land.” I hope this will be of as much use to Tom as it has been to me over the years. PS. I’ve only had malaria three times. JR Hello JR I might have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night! But­ter? I’ve heard of some funny in­sect re­pel­lents in my time, but me­thinks thou dost re­ply in jest, sir. Ed.

Mos­quito re­pel­lent? Who says?

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