However, Pooter's position in the military hierarchy is rather more senior...he is a Colonel!
The Dame never has any problem 'taking stick' as Ludo puts it so is happy to put the record straight and publish this roasting from a councillor wishing to remain anonymous.
I do not deign to address you as Dame and doubt whether you have been in the receipt of a Dameship of the British Empire.
I write to take issue you with your constant sniping of Sir Merrick.
Whilst no great military expert I understand from reading his biography on the Local Government Association website that Sir Merrick had an outstanding military career, mainly spent in the wilder parts of Africa.
May I draw your reader's attention to his LGA biog: it might make your reconsider your vicious barbs when you read that he gave up running a global trading company, Addison Cockell, which he based below the Conservative Association offices, better to be close to the political dimension of his life.
He gave up the global trading company-not because it made no profits-but in order to devote himself to the betterment of all our lives.
We should be humbled to have a great man looking after our interests and not begrudge his meagre allowances and expenses..
......He is Honorary Squadron Colonel of 41 (PLK) Signals Squadron.
Sir Merrick is married with two daughters. He ran a (massively unprofitable 2 man band...ed) international trading company for 23 years and now devotes his time to public service(because he makes a lot more dough ed)
Cllr 'Buffy' B********r