Mar 232014

Porthleven Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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.

Read the full report here

Aug 292013

Teignmouth Auxiliary Unit Patrol 1Nina Hannaford, our Devon researcher, has added three new patrol reports to the website this evening.

These reports are the result of years of research and investigating into these brave men.

The three reports are;

Dawlish Patrol known as ‘The Haldon Commandos’

Teignmouth Patrol known as ‘The Original Kernals Pals’

Starcross Patrol

You can read all of Nina’s reports for Devon here

Jul 252013

Constantine Auxiliary Unit Patrol 1We have added a patrol report on the Constantine Auxiliary Unit Patrol. Constantine is a compact village but one of the largest parishes in Cornwall, boarded on the South by the Helford River.

Unusually the patrol used a small derelict building as their first Operational Base. OB’s were normally underground.

You can read Nina Hannaford’s full report here

May 132013

Cornwall-mapThis morning we have added another three patrol reports in Cornwall to our website.

St.Keyne Patrol

St.Juliot Patrol

Lansallos Patrol 

These have been sent to us by Nina Hannaford our Devon CIO.

We’re still looking for a researcher in Cornwall. Could you help?  If so please email

Apr 242013

Bideford East of the Water Auxiliary Unit 7We have recently added a comprehensive patrol report on Devon’s Bideford (East the Water) Auxiliary Unit Patrol to the site.

Our Devon CIO worked with a local historian called Louise Howell on the report which can be seen here

Look out for the camouflaged runway. Very clever idea.

All the Devon reports can be seen here.