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From today's Telegraph letters page:

Comparatively ungallant nickname for a military hero

SIR – Those with experience of the old Stock Exchange floor will readily recall some of the nicknames (Letters, August 22) bestowed upon its habitués.

Among them were two brothers, both with highly distinguished military careers and both winners of the Military Cross, one with bar and one without.

The latter acquired the sobriquet of “The Coward”.

Quentin Smith, Dunley, Hampshire

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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