We have just added some third party videos of various Operational Bunkers in Sussex to our website. These were supplied to us by a third party care of YouTube.
You can see them here
We have added a patrol report, images and video on Yorkshire’s North Cave Auxiliary Unit Patrol.
The layout of the OB is slightly odd and the patrol seem to have built a sink and fuel store.
See the full report by Andy Gwynne here
Andy Gwynee, our CIO for Yorkshire has visited the huge Rise Operational Base. This OB was used as the Yorkshire HQ for some time before it moved to Middleton-on-the-Wolds. It was somewhat custom built by the plans made from Captain Peter Hollis who was the Commanding Officer / Intelligence Officer for East Riding.
Being the HQ OB this dictated its size so it would accommodate extra supplies for other Patrols and could accommodate other Patrol members who’s own Patrol OB had been destroyed or discovered.
His exclusive report, video and images can be seen here
Phil Evans, CART’s CIO for Kent, spent all day on Sunday at the OB clearing it out with the help of a friend.
The first part of the visit was spent measuring bits they had missed on the last trip. Then they made some temporary fixes to the ventilation system to stop debris blocking them. The final job for this trip was to clear the silt from in-between the walls where the water tank sat. Very hard work but they managed to achieve their goal. Worst bit over hopefully!!
Follow Phil’s work here
Our researchers for Suffolk and Norfolk have today published a report on the site about an Operational Base in Suffolk near Hasketon Hall.
Despite a huge amount of research they have been unable to tie it to a specific patrol. Can you help?
See the full report here
Today we have added Andy Gwynne’s report on East Yorkshire’s Walkington Auxiliary Unit to the site.
Not only has Andy found their OB he has also produced a very nice video which takes you on a tour of the site.
You can see the report and video here
Another great patrol report from our Norfolk and Suffolk CIO’s. This patrol is also referred to as Capel St Mary Patrol but everybody involved knew it as Wenham Patrol.
It formed part of Ipswich Group (Group No 5 Suffolk)
Read more on the patrol and its secret underground HQ bunker here
We have the opportunity to restore an Operational Base in Kent. Due to the nature of the work, and the fact that certain members of the public like to go and destroy these precious time capsules, the location is a closely guarded secret.
We are calling the project Operation Turnip as many of the patrols in Kent were named after vegetables.
Phil Evans, our CIO for Kent, will manage the work on the ground and CART HQ will oversea the project and fund raise.
A small team of experts will be called upon to advise on the restoration and we will use our own internal archive and researchers knowledge around the UK to fit out the OB as authentically as possible.
We hope to then open the space at certain times of the year for guided tours, press calls and to allow re-enactors to stay inside.
We suggest you bookmark this page to follow our work.
We have just added a new patrol page to the site for East Yorkshire’s Bewholme Patrol.
The patrol has been researched by our CIO for Yorkshire, Andy Gwynne.
It contains various information, video and images and can be seen here
A document has been shown to us which we suspect was created at Coleshill.
It is very insightful and is a detailed guide on discipline in the Operational Base as well as a typical 24 hours operational activity for an Auxilier during the Winter.
A must read for any fan of the Auxiliary Units. You can see the page here. As a special Christmas treat we have also re-created it as a downloadable PDF file.