Our Devon CIO Nina has just added a patrol report to the site on the Porthleven Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Cornwall.
They gained access to their Operational Base through a break in an old stone wall which was concealed by a hatch which was opened by lifting the attached ivy. This led into a wood lined tunnel 6-7 feet long. There was then a drop down to the more familiar OB structure of a corrugated iron hut approximately 12 x 16 feet. A further wood lined tunnel came off the main body of the OB leading to a smaller area where some of the explosives were stored.
After a short break work has started again on Operation Turnip, CART’s renovation and restoration of an Operational Base in Kent.
CART CIO for Kent Phil Evans and co spent the weekend removing the remaining water from base. This was done manually with buckets.
It was noticed that two of the roof vents were blocked so they will need to dig down and repair these at some point. It was also noted that water level in base when they turned up had not risen at all which is very good news indeed.
We have recently added the Manaccan Auxiliary Unit Patrol to the site and a large update to the St. Blazey Patrol also in Cornwall. They painted the walls of their Operational Base with Magnolia paint. Presumably to make it lighter inside.
Bachelor’s Hall in Hundon, Suffolk was the first headquarters of the Special Duties Section or SDS. The top secret communication network set up to allow SDS members to report on German troop movement if we had been invaded.
The report is based primarily on information supplied by Capt Ken Ward (Royal Corps of Signals), the leader of the original TRD design team (interview 10 August 1999) and it can be read here.