Feb 102012
 

Our researchers for Suffolk and Norfolk have today published a report on the site about an Operational Base in Suffolk near Hasketon Hall.

Despite a huge amount of research they have been unable to tie it to a specific patrol. Can you help?

See the full report here

Jan 312012
 

Today we have added Andy Gwynne’s report on East Yorkshire’s Walkington Auxiliary Unit to the site.

Not only has Andy found their OB he has also produced a very nice video which takes you on a tour of the site.

You can see the report and video here

Jan 242012
 

We have the opportunity to restore an Operational Base in Kent. Due to the nature of the work, and the fact that certain members of the public like to go and destroy these precious time capsules, the location is a closely guarded secret.

We are calling the project Operation Turnip as many of the patrols in Kent were named after vegetables.

Phil Evans, our CIO for Kent, will manage the work on the ground and CART HQ will oversea the project and fund raise.

A small team of experts will be called upon to advise on the restoration and we will use our own internal archive and researchers knowledge around the UK to fit out the OB as authentically as possible.

We hope to then open the space at certain times of the year for guided tours, press calls and to allow re-enactors to stay inside.

We suggest you bookmark this page to follow our work.

Dec 232011
 

A document has been shown to us which we suspect was created at Coleshill.

It is very insightful and is a detailed guide on discipline in the Operational Base as well as a typical 24 hours operational activity for an Auxilier during the Winter.

A must read for any fan of the Auxiliary Units. You can see the page here. As a special Christmas treat we have also re-created it as a downloadable PDF file.

Mar 172011
 

The Operational Base of the Haswell Auxiliary Unit’s has now been discovered by CART C.I.O Stephen Lewins.

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

Feb 272011
 

CART CIO Stephen Lewins has been hard at work researching some of the patrol’s and OBs in County Durham.

Today we added his report and info on Birtley Auxiliary Unit and operational base.

Sadly this OB has long since gone but Stephen has still obtained info about it and the patrol.

See his report here

Nov 032010
 

CART has now reproduced a file written by a Coleshill staff member that informs Auxiliary patrols on how to camouflage their hidden bunkers (OBs).

Paula Sykes has re typed the original document and the CART team then made it look more authentic with a new background etc.

The file can be downloaded here

Oct 262010
 

Bill Ashby has kindly donated these images of his father Lieutenant W. Ashby digging a Operational base somewhere in Sussex.

As far as CART knows, these are the only known pictures of an OB being built.