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Chotie's daughter
Dorset, England
'Chotie', my mother, kept every letter from her sweetheart Richard ('Dicker') Williams - they tell their story of World War 2 in the time that it happened, 75 years ago.
Interests: the Home Front, WW2 in Dorset, Intelligence, 6th Dorset Regiment, 70th Dorset Regiment, 1st Air Landing Squadron, 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment, OCTU, 61st Reconnaissance Regiment, 52nd (Lowlands) Reconnaissance Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, Battle of Normandy, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Battle of the Rhineland, the Rhine Crossing, Women’s Land Army in Purbeck, ATS Anti-Aircraft, Royal Artillery,
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July 1943 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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Eric Brewer, June 1943, from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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June 1943 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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May 1943 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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April 1943 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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March 1943 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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February 1943 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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January 1943 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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Veteran news from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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December 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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November 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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This blog remembers the life of one reconnaissance soldier who died in Germany in March 1945. Today we remember all those who have given their lives fighting for our freedom and those who survived to remember. 2_minutes_silence IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders' fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders' fields. Take up our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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October 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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September 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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August 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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July 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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June 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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61st Recce in Northern Ireland - 61st Reconnaissance history in the blog 'Chotie Darling' (real letters from a soldier in World War 2 first published 70 years after they were written). Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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Sadly Don Aiken, a veteran of the 61st Reconnaissance Regiment, passed away last Saturday 10th June. This photo is of Don and fellow veteran Eric Postles enjoying their visit to the 61st Reconnaissance Living History Group, where they were honoured guests. Don recorded his war experiences for the BBC People's War Project and kindly let me use them in this blog. After the war he re-joined the Blackpool Fire Service and rose to the position of Divisional Officer. May he rest in peace with his many comrades. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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May 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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April 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Chotie Darling
March 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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February 1942 from the blog 'Chotie Darling' - real letters from a soldier in World War 2, first published 70 years after they were written Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Chotie Darling
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Eric joins 61st Recce - 61st Reconnaissance history in the blog 'Chotie Darling' (real letters from a soldier in World War 2 first published 70 years after they were written). Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Chotie Darling
Hi Ruby. I recently went to the Haunch and asked about the history. They produced a very old account, written in about 1930 I think, and didn't seem to know about your research (at least the waiter I spoke to didn't, although he was very interested). The place reaks of history and fabulous tales. How's your account going? Best wishes, Chotie's Daughter.
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