Feb 242015

Symondsbury Auxiliary Unit 1We have added four more patrol reports to Group 6 in Dorset thanks to the hard work of our Dorset CIO Dr. Will Ward with help from Martyn Allen & others.

These are Symondsbury, Morcombelake, Shipton Gorge and Whitchurch Canonicorum.

You can view them here. 

Can you help with any additional info? We would love to hear from you. 

Aug 152014
Dr Will Ward - CART Dorset

Dr Will Ward – CART Dorset

Dr Will Ward, Our CIO (County Information Officer) for Dorset will be attending the Dorchester Military Tattoo tomorrow with a small stand on research into the British Resistance in Dorset. You can find out more about this event on their Facebook page here.

Will will also be taking part in the RAF Warmwell Memorial Weekend on Sunday 31st August. You can see more about this event here. 

If you would like any more info or to ask Will any questions, please do email cartdorset@gmail.com

Please do pop along and support the events if you can.

May 132014

Dorset Auxiliary Units

Today we have uploaded new and updated reports to the site sent to us by our Dorset CIO Dr Will Ward.

These are Ferndown, Child Okeford and Winfrith & Broadmayne.

You can see them all here

Also look out for our attendance at next month’s Broadmayne D5 event in Dorset.

Mar 232014

Don HandscombeToday we have added a full patrol report on the Thundersley Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Essex.

The membership of the Thundersley patrol has a complex history with many members, though it appears that some were discharged as not coming up to the mark, using the “returned to unit” process also adopted by the SAS and other elite units.

Thanks to Auxilier Don Handscombe for the help given to Dr Will Ward when he was researching the patrol.

You can read the full report here 


Mar 232014

John MarchantWe have added some information on the New Forest Scout Section thanks to Dr Will Ward our Dorset CIO.

John Marchant was the commander of the Scout Section for the New Forest in West Hampshire from approximately March 1942 to October 1943.

He had been commissioned at 20 years of age into the Wiltshire Regiment in April 1940 and spent the early part of the war training recruits at the depot in Devizes, Wiltshire. Rather bored, he jumped at the offer from his CO to be posted to alternate duties and found himself at Burley, with a unit of 15 men from the Wiltshire regiment, including a Sergeant and Corporal with the rest as Privates. They weren’t local men, but ordinary soldiers recruited from the depot. This was the New Forest Scout Section.

Read more here

Apr 292013

Essex FlagToday we have published ten patrols in Essex and a basic overview.

Dr Will Ward, our CIO for Dorset, was born in Essex so he has researched and collated the history of these patrols.

The reports vary in quantity of information dependent on what we know at the present time. If you can help fill in any gaps please do contact us.

Birch (Layer-de-la-Haye) Patrol
Bures Patrol
Chelmsford (Marconi) Patrol
Maldon Patrol
Danbury Patrol
Purleigh (Bicknacre) Patrol
Mayland (Steple) Patrol
Hockley Patrol
Canvey Island Patrol
Rochford Patrol

You can see them all here