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Warwick Charlton (March 9, 1918, Chelsea, Londonmarker - December 10, 2002) was an English journalist and public relations worker.

Life

A journalist's son, Warwick Charlton was educated at Epsom Collegemarker. He took several reporting jobs on Fleet Streetmarker before the Second World War, during which (due to his journalistic experience) he served alongside American forces in North Africa as Field Marshal Montgomery's press officer (creating a more informal and popular public image for him), wrote Eighth Army News, campaigned for better pay for frontline troops and founded other service newspapers (all with relative freedom from censorship thanks to Montgomery's protection).

Postwar, he is best known as the English mover behind Project Mayflower and the construction of Mayflower II, as a commemoration of the wartime cooperation between the United Kingdommarker and the USAmarker. He spent his retirement at Avon Castle, near Ringwoodmarker, and acted as Ringwood's town crier. His obituary in The Telegraph stated he was:

Works

  • Lovely Day Tomorrow, play
  • Stately Homes Of England, play
  • books on the Profumo affair, Mayflower II, and casino management


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