Drellingore Auxiliary Unit Patrol and Operational
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Thank you for selecting information on the Drellingore Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Kent.
The info and images below have been supplied by CART CIO for Kent, Phil Evans.
The first I.O for Kent was Grenadier Guards Captain Peter Fleming. He was the man responsible for setting up the Units in Kent under the
name of the XII corps Observation Unit. In late 1940 he left and a Royal Fusilier Captain Norman Field then took over as I.O. At some point in Normans command he split
Kent in two. West Kent came under the command of Captain George MacNicholl and Norman commanded East Kent. In
late 1941 Norman was taken away from the Units and George MacNicholl took over as I.O. for the whole of Kent for
the rest of the war.
It is currently unknown when the patrol was formed.
Sergeant George Marsh,
NOTE: These bases are now in very poor condition and nearly all are on private property. Please do not attempt to
enter them, if you do, you do at your own risk.
Location 1: The Operational Base in woods
above Drellingore. (Exact location witheld) Main shelter completely collapsed.
Post/s: Not known
Currently not given.
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