It’s been a busy few days for the CART team!
Our Press Officer Andrew Chatterton delivered a talk to the Newton Poppleford Local Historical Society. Also our Devon researcher, Nina Hannaford brought along a display with information on the local patrols and Special Duties Branch which went down really well.
We already have a couple of new leads for both the Aux Units and Special Duties Branch in East Devon as a result.
Thanks to all who attended and the generous donations !
Well done to all the marchers representing the Auxiliary Units at the Cenotaph on Sunday. So poignant to have so many relatives of Aux Unit members present.
A wreath was also laid at the replica Operational Base at Coleshill – many thanks to Bob Marchant to laying the wreath and the photos.
On Sunday 11 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London.
Starting at 11am, the service will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Many of the Auxiliary Unit Patrol Leaders were First World War veterans.
At the moment there will be 14 marching (watch out for D25), a mixture of relatives and CART researchers: David Hancock, Roger Green, Charlie Hancock, Polly Hancock, Paul Jarvis, Alan Jarvis, James Miners, Michael Miners, Philip Merricks, Robert Macaulay, David Macaulay, Jim Gascoyne, Wallace John Hewett and Anita Griggs.
“We will remember them”
Jim Gascoyne is the son of an Auxilier & an ATS “secret sweetie” Special Duties operator.
The talk is at Willesborough Windmill TN24 0QG. 18.45 for 19.30 start.
Jim has marched with Auxiliary veterans at the Cenotaph in memory of the Auxiliary Units.
Guaranteed to be an excellent evening !
CART will present an Auxiliary Units display (along with information & local stories) at –
A great couple of days at The Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show, Weymouth.
A family friendly show, pots of tea & cake galore, super leads plus a couple of nearby bunkers – the perfect weekend. Thanks Chickerell Steam & Vintage.
As summer rolls on, CART will have a large display of
Churchill’s ‘Auxiliary Units’ equipment & information at:
Come and check us out in the Military Vehicles area next to the 1940’s tea-shack. See you there !
Thanks to all those who stopped by the CART display at the excellent Haselbury Mill WW2 event near Crewkerne on Father’s Day. It was a great day with lots of interest and lots of leads in the South West and also Worcestershire.
From our Devon researcher, Nina: “Though the weather could have been warmer it was a busy show and well attended. We talked to a lot of people about Auxiliary Units, many hearing about them for the first time. We were also given an amazing 10 leads on OB sites in Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Worcestershire. Going to be a busy rest of year hunting for those ! Many thanks gents. Chips were great too !”
Paddy White was playing the part of a 202 Bn Auxilier, leaving his ‘calling card’ on the occupying forces. Not only that, but he managed to pass on a plenty of CART flyers before he was ‘arrested’…
The G.C.R. is the Great Central Railway in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Check out the website here: http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/wartime/