May 302014
 

You can now take a tour of the newish replica Operational Base at GHQ Coleshill thanks to our new video with CART researcher Bill Ashby.

The OB was built thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a replica of the existing wartime Operational Base elsewhere on the Estate, that needs protecting.

It has mainly been constructed by volunteers with Coleshill local Roger Green now conducting many of the tours.

See more here

Sep 262013
 

Margam Auxiliary Unit Patrol 2Today we have added a report on the Margam Auxiliary Unit by new Aux researcher Jason Grey (left).

Jason’s grandfather Aubrey Groom was the patrol leader and as far as we are aware this location has never been published before.

You can read Jason’s excellent report here

Sep 082013
 

Hemyock Special Duties Outstation 5

Today we added a very special location to our Special Duties Branch Micro-site.

The Hemyock SDB Outstation in Devon.

This EXCLUSIVE report by CART CIO’s Nina Hannaford and Dr Will Ward shows just how well preserved the bunker is and the remaining is fascinating.

You can read the full report and see a plan of the space here

May 132013
 

CART-LiveToday our CIO for East Yorkshire and his team broadcast a series of videos live during an investigation to find an Operational Base in the wilds of East Yorkshire.

The three hour journey showed how hard it is for our researchers to find underground Operational Base’s designed not to be found.

At around 11:00 am they found a pile of bricks next to a large depression which they believe may have been the location of the bunker.

If this is the case it has long since been destroyed.

The live broadcasts allowed us to share the experience within minutes of them finding the location and gave a real insight it how hard the work is.

More research into the location will follow but you can see the videos here.

Jan 302013
 

As we were preparing a re-vamped version of our Weapons & Explosives DVD we came across a short piece of video which we have never shared with anyone.

It features the late Keith Blaxhall guiding Coleshill trained Auxilier Bob Millard around the Coleshill training Operational Base.

Keith was the Head Warden at Coleshill for many years and he loved sharing all his knowledge. Bob explains how things were done in his OB.

Enjoy

Dec 082012
 

As many of you will know the National Trust at Coleshill were given lottery funding to build a replica Operational Base at Coleshill.

The project is being managed by an amateur Archaeologist and overseen by the National Trust and was due to open in September this year at the ‘Coleshill Underground Weekend‘.

Sadly due to poor weather during the summer and what would appear some issues with the construction it is still not finished and not open to the public.

We popped up there today to have a look at the progress and also to show you a wide view of the estate.

Feb 212012
 

Andy Gwynee, our CIO for Yorkshire has visited the huge Rise Operational Base. This OB was used as the Yorkshire HQ for some time before it moved to Middleton-on-the-Wolds. It was somewhat custom built by the plans made from Captain Peter Hollis who was the Commanding Officer / Intelligence Officer for East Riding.

Being the HQ OB this dictated its size so it would accommodate extra supplies for other Patrols and could accommodate other Patrol members who’s own Patrol OB had been destroyed or discovered.

His exclusive report, video and images can be seen here

Feb 212012
 

Phil Evans, CART’s CIO for Kent, spent all day on Sunday at the OB clearing it out with the help of a friend.

The first part of the visit was spent measuring bits they had missed on the last trip. Then they made some temporary fixes to the ventilation system to stop debris blocking them. The final job for this trip was to clear the silt from in-between the walls where the water tank sat. Very hard work but they managed to achieve their goal. Worst bit over hopefully!!

Follow Phil’s work here