We have sadly learnt of the death of Auxilier Reginald ‘Reg’ John Shattock of North Petherton. Reg passed away on the 7th September 2017 aged 97yrs. We were informed of the news by the Shattock family via Tim Wray.
Reginald Shattock joined North Petherton Patrol (nr Bridgwater, Somerset) after leaving the local Home Guard unit that he was in. His local Home Guard Commander was unhappy with this so Reg had to leave the Operational Patrol and he was transferred to the Special Duties Branch were he was connected to Chirnside 3A at Spaxton nr Bridgwater. Lt Col John Ingram DSO was in charge of this SD Sub Out Station.
We suspect Reginald must have been about the only person that served in both branches of the Auxiliary Units. In 2016 he was interviewed on camera by the South West Heritage Trust. You can see this film here.
Our condolences to his family.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.