Yesterday I was the Royal Military Memorial Chapel at Sandhurst to remember with great affection and not a little sadness the life of Richard Holmes. There were 1300 people there and more Generals than you could shake a stick at. The Commandant told me that the chapel had not seen such a congregation in living memory. Apparently there were 200 stars, by which I mean officers of senior rank not Madonna etc. Or marks for being good at school. Keith Simpson, a very old friend of Richard's made a magisterial address which got Richard just right.