Feb 022016
 

In Grievous TimesA new fictitious novel inspired by Auxiliary Unit research in Sussex.

M. H. Lowe’s In Grievous Times takes the reader to the heart of English country village life at a turning point in Britain’s history: the era of evacuees and air raids, sudden death from the skies and the expectation for every man and woman to do their patriotic duty. When Clement, a country vicar, is summoned to London by an old friend to be involved in a covert “suicide mission” to thwart the impending German invasion, his world changes forever. Priorities shift and every aspect of his life is called into question as he is forced to make choices that affect a great many lives. And when members of his secret, carefully-chosen team are one by one discovered dead, Clement finds himself at the centre of a far more complex situation than he had realised…

The drama and intrigue of In Grievous Times, played out against a seemingly innocent rustic backdrop with superb characterisation, keep the reader hungry throughout for the next piece of the puzzle. A riveting read.

The book is available in hardback or paperback.

Buy from our shop today. 

Aug 272015
 

Aux BadgeDue to popular demand we have now ordered another limited amount of the modern replica Auxiliary badges we designed.

The originals were issued to many Auxiliers after the war.

The central shield is a replica of the famous badge that was issued to members of the Auxiliary Units after the war. The original WW2 badge can now fetch up to £450 each on eBay!

ORDER your badge today for under £7.00 inc delivery here

 

Oct 262014
 

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Help us raise funds for free when you shop online.

We have recently discovered easyfundraising.org.uk.

It’s a brilliant way to raise money for The British Resistance Archive when shopping online.

More than 2,700 retailers are included and they’ll give a donation to us every time you buy something, at no extra cost to you.

Here’s how it works

1. Start at easyfundraising.org.uk

Let’s say you want to buy a pair of shoes from John Lewis. Instead of going to johnlewis.com, you go to easyfundraising.org.uk first – or you can use the easyfundraising toolbar.

2. Make a purchase

You click from the easyfundraising website through to John Lewis to make your purchase. The price of the shoes is exactly the same as if you’d visited John Lewis directly.

3. Get a donation

After you have bought your shoes, John Lewis will make a donation to our cause as a thank you for shopping with them. easyfundraising collect these donations for us, and it costs nothing!

Please do at least try it. Read more here http://www.coleshillhouse.com/fundraise.php

Jun 232014
 

A new book called Chirnside 1: Auxiliary Units: Special Duties Branch Out-Station has recently been published by H.P. May, A.S.G. Blackmore, T.R.N. Walford, D. Hunt.photo 1

The blurb reads,

When an eleven year old schoolboy returned home to East Devon from boarding school in 1941, he found soldiers excavating an enormous hole in the garden next to the outside Privy. This was the beginning of an underground construction which became an integral part of a most secret WWII operation.

Named the Special Duties Branch of the Auxiliary Units, civilians were trained and exercised in gathering intelligence about enemy forces in the event of a German invasion of Britain. These civilians were supported by regular military personnel, namely ATS and Royal Signals, who assisted in operating a network of wireless stations through which intelligence details were passed to Army HQ.

This account of the restoration of a Special Duties Branch wireless station, and the outcome of five year’s research into the history of the site, has revealed previously unknown facts about a clandestine war time organisation who’s history largely remains under official secrecy.

The book can be bought in our shop here. 

Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Dudfield Publications (May 2014)
ISBN-10: 099291390X
ISBN-13: 978-0992913908

Jun 122014
 

referWe are now offering a customer referral scheme in our shop.

Each person that you refer to us, will get 10% off their first order.

We even give you 10% off as well as a thank you.

Login to your account or place your first order to participate.

We have also added a gift scheme in our shop so you can buy for others and a ‘remind me when back in stock’ service.

You can see our shop here.

Jan 022014
 

Sponsor a page

Help us grow by sponsoring a page for life on our website.

You can sponsor a patrol page yourself or buy a page as a gift for someone else.

Each patrol page has the donor’s name printed on the scroll (as above) and it appears at the bottom of the patrol page. See an example below.

Once you have ordered the item we will email you and you can notify us of the patrol page you wish to sponsor. They are on a first come first served basis and only one sponsor will be added per patrol page. Sponsorship is only offered on patrol report pages.

A thank you letter is posted to you confirming your page.

To buy a page all you need to do is click here

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Oct 172013
 

126-thickbox_defaultOur Aux Silicone Wristband has now gone on sale in our shop. It is the first design in a set of two.

They provide a versatile and discreet way of being able to display your support of our research work all year round.

This design displays our logo and website address. It is black silicone and measures 202mm long x 12mm wide and x 2mm thick.

The next design will be just Auxiliary Units and is white. It will be available to buy soon.

You can buy yours here 

Sep 212013
 

Shop Homepage 2Today we have opened our new online shop.

It contains all the old items we used to sell and much more.

We will be adding more products to it over time. If you have an idea for an item please let us know.

The new shop allows us to offer specific discounts and vouchers to the public and also provide more accurate delivery costs.

Users can create an account or use our fast checkout service and pay with any credit or debit card or use Paypal.

Why not have a look and see if there is something you might like?

Jul 092013
 

badge1A genuine rare Aux badge is now on sale on eBay.

These badges were given to most Auxiliers after the war and showed the three battalion numbers 201, 202 and 203.

It is very rare that they are available to buy in the public domain and this badge was issued to an Auxilier from Nerrols Farm Patrol in Somerset. It is in excellent condition.

The current owner has very kindly offered to donate 10% of the winning fee to CART to help with our research.

You can see the badge and place your bid here