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Research into this patrol and its training is ongoing. The information below is published
from various sources and is by no means conclusive. If information is not
listed below it does not necessarily mean the information is not out there but normally means
CART researchers have not found it yet.
If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do
Aldbrough patrol was part of the Southern Area of the East Riding which consisted
of five groups 5 to 9. Aldbrough was in No 5 group along with Bewholme, Catwick, Skirlaugh and Hornsea
It is unknown when the patrol was
The area group Commander was Captain Walter Kitching (b 07/08/1897) who was the steward at
Grimston Estate. He was also Group Commander of No5 Group. His assistant Area Group Commander was Captain
Carrington (b.Dec1899) and was also Group Commander of the No7 Group.
The following are the entries found in the Nominal Roll. Exact addresses have been removed by CART.
Members 1944 List
Date of Birth
Sgt Richard M Crawforth
Cpl Walter H Fisher
Pte Eric Beadle
Pte George Crawford
Pte Frank Wood
Min of Agr Official
Pte Kenneth S Burrell
Pte Frank D Blanchard *
* Pte Blanchard was also a member of the Bewholme Patrol at some stage and a Corporal
Kenneth Foot, Schoolhouse, Grimston was also listed as a earlier member.
The OB is located 1.5 miles South of the village of Aldbrough within
managed private woodland on top a raised area. It was not known if
this was man made or a natural rise in the area however the ground around is very wet and maybe the OB was placed
on a man made hill of sorts as a first Mk 1 OB was dismantled and a new Mk3 OB built on the raised area. Flooding
was probably the culprit.
On top of the OB was a large pile of soil where we were told ventilation Pipes extruded
underneath. They had been covered for safety reasons. We were also informed that in the same wood were ammunition
underground stores that had been built but had never been found.
First OB (Above) was a Mk1 which dropped out of use and was destroyed. A MK3 was built and has been capped for
safety reasons due to there being children on site as the wood is used as a Scout Summer Camp.
Condition of OB: Seemed to be in good condition although no access could be gained.
Size of OB and entrance/exit etc: Main entrance shaft capped with concrete (Above).
12ft wide x 20ft long. The escape tunnel was some 40 feet away and doglegged. Escape Hatch was found. (See