This month CART and it’s work have been featured in BBC History Magazine.
The main focus was on the ongoing Coleshill Uncovered project.
You can read the whole article here.
Yesterday some CART members spent the day at the Museum of the British Resistance Organisation located at Parham Airfield in Suffolk.
It was a great day and the members of BROM made us feel very welcome and supplied a great lunch.
One of the highlights of the day for CART members was seeing the knuckle duster that belonged to Walter Thompson, Churchill’s Bodyguard. (See image left)
We also saw a Sten Gun used by Churchill. Another must see is their mock underground Operational base.
You can read more about the amazing museum here
Haswell, in County Durham had a seven man Aux Unit patrol and is thought to of had two operational bases.
Stephen Lewins has found one of their operational bases and their observation post and has produced a map of the area as well as video and images.
You can see his report here
Read all about Tottington Manor and the important role it played during WW2 here
The event that CART held at Tottington Manor yesterday went without a hitch.
Tottington Manor was the regional headquarters for the Sussex Auxiliary Units.
The staff at the Manor were great hosts and provided a filling meal for the 50 guests.
Main guest of honor was Capt Ian Benson, a former Sussex Intelligence Officer and commander of the Manor during the War. Capt Benson, see image left, flew over from Ireland for the event.
CART is considering holding another larger event at the Manor next year.
You can see images from the day and more info here
Today we added a really meaty page about the history of the Auxiliary Units. This was provided by Arthur Ward, author of ‘Resisting the Nazi Invader’.
It provides the reader with the background to the formation of the units as well as information on operational training.
Arthur’s book is a really good buy and is full of re-created images of Auxiliers and shots of England,post invasion.
The page we have added can be seen here
Tottington Manor was the Sussex headquarters of the Auxiliary Units. During World War II, Tottington played a role in the training of the Sussex Auxiliary Units. One large secret bunker exists under the Manor, with an escape route into the fields. The tunnel network and bunker remain unchanged since the War ended, complete with plumbing and Bakelite light-switches.
Local historian and author Stewart Angell will be leading a series of talks on the Auxiliary Units and showing a film of the inside of the tunnels. The event also sees Capt. Ian Benson return to the Manor after more than 70 years.
Mr. Benson is flying over from Ireland just for the event and he ran the activities at Tottington for part of the War as well as training Auxiliers all over the UK.
The event is ticket only and sold out within 3 days of the tickets going on sale.