Great Limber (1e) Auxiliary Unit and Operational
Thank you for selecting information on the Great Limber (1e) Auxiliary Unit and
their Operational Base in Lincolnshire. The info below has been supplied by our internal archive. Images kindly
provided by Stephen Ellis.
This page was last updated on 18/7/17
Great Limber was part of group 1 along with Barton-upon-Humber, Elsham,
Saxby All Saints and Worlaby Patrols.
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
The Area “North 1” Commander was Captain D S Parker.
Group commander of these Patrols was Lt H Marshall assisted by Lt W Riggall.
Sergeant R Oats
Corporal R Atkinson
Private C Oats
Private A Ashton
Private O Theaker
Private Milsome Needler. Born 30.1.1914, Boundary Farm, Grasby Road, Great Limber. TNAO 89/3
George Blackburn was the first leader of the patrol but he moved to South Kelsey patrol to become their sgt.
The images below have been kindly provided by Stephen Ellis. Research suggests this is the Operational Base used
by the patrol but we cannot confirm this 100%.
View as you approach the OB.
Concrete slab removed to show entrance shaft. No ladder in place.
View looking into the chamber.
Hole leading through to the escape exit.
Hooks in the roof for hanging lights etc.
Remains of the bunk bed wall fixings.
View from main chamber looking into the escape chamber.
Escape chamber. Air vent to the left and bottom of the wooden exit hatch.
The inside edge on both sides have groves or running guides. Could the exit hatch have run down
A drawing of the OB with sizes.
The OB overlooked Humberside Airport. During thew war this was RAF Kirmington and home to 166 Sqn Lancaster Bombers. Very possible that this would have been
a target for the patrol.
TNA WO199/3389, Colin Haynes, Stephen Ellis.
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