A very touching letter from Joanna Lumley, before knowing of the sad death of Jim Vickers.
Jim and Joanna's father were old Gurkha friends
Please forgive the long delay in responding to your letter about Major Vickers: what a sad and sorry tale.
Will you please add my name to the list of supporters who believe that the landlords should show clemency to this valiant old warrior, and allow him to live the rest of his life in the place he loves as home.
It is such a small thing to them, and such a huge and horrible drama for him.
In the great stretch of life and all it contains, a small deed of mercy and kindness will reap the landlords many rewards, not least knowing that they have shown true kindness to someone whose happiness or despair lies in their hands.
With very best wishes and I do hope for the best for Major Vickers: do send him my salaams and warmest good wishes. Joanna