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    ‘Scallywags’ events 2018 …

    April 19th, 2018

    Check out Tony Salter’s excellent ‘Scallywags’ Auxiliary Units display around the country this year:

    Caldicot Castle May 6 – 7
    War in the Vale Evesham June 16 – 17
    Violet Szabo Museum Hereford June 24 (SOE)
    Black Country museum Dudley July 14 – 15
    Bleanavon Ironworks Aug 4 – 5
    Papplewick pumping station Nottingham Oct 20 – 21

    Next event: Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Caldicot, NP26 4HU, Wales

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    CART at Castletown D-Day Centre, Portland 14th & 15th April, 2018

    April 16th, 2018

    We was there. Lots of folk in 1940’s garb. Lots of bacon rolls, banter and even the odd Mulberry Harbour caisson or two. Thanks to those interested in learning about Churchill’s Secret Army. Thank you Portland !

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    CART today at Weston Helicopter Museum

    April 8th, 2018

    This was a well attended, highly enjoyable 2-day event. We supplied a joint display of Operational Patrols (including local Patrol info) and Special Duties Section items and video. We had plenty of visitors, interest and a few leads as well.  ‘Johnny’ Johnson (the last surviving Dambuster) was guest of honour. Thanks all.

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    Website – Map issues & updates

    April 3rd, 2018

    You may have noticed we are having some issues with the map function when searching for Auxiliary Unit Operational Patrols.

    Rest assured, this temporary technical glitch will be addressed when we get the new improved website up and running …

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    Event: CART at Castletown D-Day Centre, Portland, 14th & 15th April, 2018

    March 28th, 2018

    CART will be at the Castletown D-Day Centre, Portland, Dorset (DT5 1DB), on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April, 2018. This is part of their Living History weekend, a very ‘hands on’ experience. Includes military vehicles, weapons displays and much more..   http://www.castletownddaycentre.com/

    This is a new fixture and one that we hope will become a regular event. Pop by & say hi.

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    CART today at Minehead…

    March 25th, 2018
    CART was at the West Somerset Steam Railway today at Minehead Station with a small display, plenty of info and friendly chat. There was much interest in what we had to show and tell people.
    (Thanks to Chris Perry for the photo)

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    Event: CART at Weston-Super-Mare, Sat 7th & Sun 8th April, 2018

    March 24th, 2018

    CART will be at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April, 2018 as part of the Museums World At War weekend. We will have a large display of Auxiliary Unit equipment at this show. Last year was very well attended. Come and say hello.  http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/

    Check out this video of our impressive stand at last years event HERE

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    RIP Victor Stemp (Suffolk).

    March 23rd, 2018

    It is with sadness we report the passing of Auxilier, Victor Stemp.

    Victor was part of the Great Bealings Patrol.

    Their training was carried out by regular army soldiers based at Framlingham, including Capt Hoberton, Sgt Barry and four privates. They learnt about setting booby traps and how to move about without being seen. Victor also remembered training with grenades at GHQ Coleshill.

    Our condolences to his family.

    We understand that his funeral is on Tuesday at Great Bealings and his daughter has kindly arranged for any donations to be made to the BRO (British Resistance Org) Museum

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

     

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    Spring O.B. Hunting…

    March 23rd, 2018

    CART have been busy this spring documenting O.B.s in West and North Dorset. The Whitchurch Canonicorum, Alton Pancras and Child Okeford Patrol O.B.’s have been located.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *Please note where the O.B.’s are on private land, permission was obtained.

     

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    RIP Horace John ‘Jack’ Northover

    March 23rd, 2018

    We are saddened to report the untimely death of Jack Northover before Christmas.

    Jack was the last surviving member of the Wrackleford Patrol near Dorchester, Dorset. His father and brother were also involved in the Patrol. An Aux Memorial Plaque was unveiled in the village of Stratton in May 2017 attended by Jack in good health.

    Jack said: “I am honoured that what we have done is being remembered in this way. I appreciate the number of people turned up. It means everything to us to be recognised like this.”

    Follow this link to the Wrackleford Patrol including video interview and Memorial unveiling

    According to Jack, the aerodrome at Woodsford, RAF Warmwell, was a target. During an exercise, he and other Auxiliers crawled across the airfield in the dark, past the guards. They attached tags to the planes, all fighters, to show they were “hit”. The CO was so mad, that he cancelled all passes for a week!

    Our condolences to his family.

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

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