After months of detailed research by Chris Perry and Nina Hannaford we are pleased to be able to publish a report on the Taunton Auxiliary Unit.
This is the most accurate and detailed account of the patrol ever published. Our thanks go to many people who helped with this report including Neil Bent son and nephew of Group Commanders Lt. Bent.
Read the full report here.
Our Dorset researcher Dr Will Ward has published two new patrols in Dorset.
The Charborough Patrol (above) was made up of eight men and it’s thought that the members almost all came from the Charborough Park estate staff. Read more on them here.
Very little is known about the Motcombe Patrol. Can you help? Read their patrol report here.
We have added two detailed reports to our website by our Somerset researcher Chris Perry.
Chris had some assistance from our Devon researcher Nina Hannaford.
The Butleigh Patrol was already on the website but has been greatly enhanced and expanded on by Chris.
The Baltonsborough Patrol is new and the depth of research by Chris is just first rate.
See the reports under Group 11 here.
Today we have added a very detailed report on the Tawstock Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Devon.
The report has been compiled by Nina Hannaford, our Devon CIO with help by our Somerset Researcher, Chris Perry.
The report provides great insight into the men behind the patrol, their training and targets, not to mention a very unusual Operational Base.
See more the report here.
Our team have made patrol report updates to the following reports recently.
The following three patrols have also been added to the site;
Thanks to the hard work of Hugh Frostick and Dr Will Ward we have added another 4 patrol reports to the website this morning.
We still need your help to fill in a few blanks so if you can help please do contact us.
Farringdon is a small village 6 miles east of Exeter. This patrol report has been produced by our Devon CIO Nina Hannaford.
The patrol utilised the existing structure of Farringdon House Ice House for their Operational Base.
It is possible that the “entrance” has been created post war as the blocks appear damaged at the sides. If the block wall was complete, thus sealing off the original entrance passageway to the Ice House leaving only the tunnel, this would make escape more viable.
Read Nina’s full and fascinating patrol report here.
A lake or pond has been mentioned in a few new accounts of training at GHQ Coleshill.
Auxiliers used this at night to get across.
Having reviewed the whole estate and maps we feel this is the location they used.
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