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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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Remnants of the British Expeditionary Force - 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 Sep 29, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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September 1944 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 28, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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August 1944 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 29, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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July 1944 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 29, 2019 at Chotie Darling
Hi Jean Because he's sitting down and wearing a beret I think it's likely that he's one of the trainers, not being trained. The badge on his beret appears to be a pale horizontal diamond on a round background surrounded by a dark circle (a bit like a target). Eric was being trained for Reconnaissance (at Catterick I think), which by then was in the Royal Armoured Corps (who wore black berets). WW2 Talk Forum are very good at answering this sort of question so might be more helpful. Kind regards Dee
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2019 on An introduction to Chotie Darling at Chotie Darling
Thanks Jean. I think the photo you refer to is of Eric brewer training at Catterick. I have asked his son Derek if there is any information on other members of the group with the photo.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2019 on An introduction to Chotie Darling at Chotie Darling
June 1944 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 18, 2019 at Chotie Darling
Carentan and Caumont - history post 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 13, 2019 at Chotie Darling
An Unpleasant Sunday - 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 13, 2019 at Chotie Darling
Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane - 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 10, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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6th June 1944 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, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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May 1944 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 20, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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April 1944 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, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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March 1944 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 24, 2019 at Chotie Darling
Thank you Robin. Do you know any more about him? Chotie's Daughter
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2019 on War Office Selection Board at Chotie Darling
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February 1944 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 9, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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January 1944 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 10, 2019 at Chotie Darling
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December 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 Dec 10, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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November 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 Nov 28, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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Reichswald Cemetery, Germany. Photo and tribute courtesy of Alex de Groot, June 2018. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. For the Fallen Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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October 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 Oct 29, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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Army record 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 27, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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September 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 Sep 2, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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August 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 Aug 28, 2018 at Chotie Darling
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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