They are including a piece on the Auxiliary Units covering everything from the creation of the very first units (initially named the XII Corps Observation Unit) under Peter Fleming (brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond), to how they were trained in ‘thuggery’ and the types of weapons that made up their rather impressive arsenals! Make sure you pick up a copy!
Today we published the result of many of hours of research into Captain Peter Fleming‘s involvement in the Auxiliary Units.
Bill Ashby, our Coleshill Researcher, has worked with the Fleming family to ensure the research is as accurate as possible. He has delved into our archive and been assisted by our UK wide research team.
In July this year we were invited to the Fleming family home to meet with Peter’s daughters, Lucy and Kate and we presented them with Bill’s research.
Lucy Fleming also very kindly accepted the offer of leading our march this year on Whitehall.