I would like to compliment you on the article entitled "No more messing about in boats" (17 February), which I found most entertaining.
I would however like to point out some minor inaccuracies: first, that Defence Estates headquarters is in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, and not Solihull; and second that the agency was not formulated in 2002 but relaunched in April 2003 with responsibility for managing the MoD's estate as a corporate entity. In addition about one-third is comprised of naval bases, barracks, airfields and administrative facilities; the rest consists of rural estate.
These minor points however should not detract from what is otherwise an interesting and entertaining read.
Ian Bickley, corporate communications manager, Defence Estates