Dorset Auxiliary Units And Operational Bases
This page last updated at 12:02pm on 14/1/13.
This is the overview page for the Dorset Auxiliary Units.
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The Dorset HQ's were located at;
1. Langton House, Blandford. (now Chestnut House)
2. Bingham Melcombe House.
3. Duntish Court, Buckland Newton.
Training was undertaken by East and West
Dorset Scout Sections.
Dorset had several Intelligence Officers over the years.
The Dorset Auxiliary Patrols can be divided into 6 Groups, based on the May 1943 list of
patrols found in National Archives file WO199/3390. This lists the men by patrol, with the patrols grouped by
geographic regions. The number of geographical groups also matches the number of men later promoted to Captain,
who were also those known to be Group Commanders for some areas. There were some changes in patrols and
personnel over time and the Group structure did not exist earlier in the war, but it provides a useful way to
look at the patrols. It is not known how the Groups considered themselves – in some parts of the country groups
were numbered, but we have no direct evidence of this in Dorset.
SEE AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE PURBECK AUXILIARY UNITS HERE
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