Mar 182015
 

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Today Stephen Lewins has added all the recorded names of members of the Auxiliary Unit on the Isle of Wight. The names have been added to this page for now and will be moved to their own patrol reports when a local researcher is found on the Island.

Their pre invasion role would be observation of the English Channel for German raids and the protection of vital island infrastructure including the allies PLUTO pipe line to France. After the reorganisation the patrols became part of no.14 Area (Hampshire) in Groups 9 & 10.

Can you help with any information?

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Feb 032015
 

Mountblairy Auxiliary Unit 1We have just added a patrol report by Alan Stewart on the Mountblairy Patrol to the site.

Their Operational Base can be seen in the black circle on the image above.

All members worked on the Forglen Estate near Turriff in Aberdeenshire and were approached by Sgt Jonathan Taylor.

Read the report here.

Jan 232015
 

Forgue Auxiliary Unit Patrol-4Today our CIO Alan Stewart added a patrol report to the site on the Forgue Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Aberdeenshire.

Cryle Shand, Son of Cpl William Shand, Forgue

Bruce Bremner, Son of Joseph Bremner

Mary Scott, Daughter of Maurice Smith

and Patrick Scott – Local Historian from Huntly all helped with information and accounts.

See the full report here.

Jan 042015
 

Peterhead Auxiliary Unit 2Another patrol report has been added to the site by our CIO for Aberdeenshire Alan Stewart.

The Peterhead Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, had two Operational Bases, the first being located in the cellar of a tower built in a cemetery! The last place the Germans would look.

Read Alan’s full report here

Jan 042015
 
Picture by  Nigel Freeman.

Picture by Nigel Freeman.

We have added a patrol report on the Bruton Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Somerset to the site.

The patrol consisted of eight members and they famously produced an impressive pyrotechnic display, with left over explosives for VE Day which managed to deafen a local piano tuner.

Read more on the report created by Nina Hannaford here

Sep 272014
 
Mawgan Porth The OB is thought to have been located in a quarry in the top far right of the wood.

Mawgan Porth – The bunker is thought to have been located in a quarry in the top far right of the wood.

Today we have added a patrol report on the St.Mawgan Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Cornwall.

The patrol is thought to have been made up of six members and. Their training meetings took place in two caravans located at Tolcarne Farm.

You can read the full report here

Jul 082014
 

Branscombe Auxiliary Unit Patrol 10Today we have added a very in-depth patrol report on the Branscombe Auxiliary Unit from Devon.

This excellent report was published by our Devon researcher Nina Hannaford with some very generous help by Ralph Cox and Sue Dymond author of ‘Branscombe’s War’ 

The Branscombe Project have kindly allowed us to use excerpts of interviews, taken over the years, remembering the Auxiliers and their actions. 

Read the full report here

Jul 022014
 

Cairnie Auxiliary Unit Patrol5Today we have added another of Alan Stewart’s reports to the site.

This time the Cairnie Auxiliary Unit who were based near Huntly in Aberdeenshire.

One of their targets for demolition was the substantial railway bridge over the River Devron (above). 

That would have taken some time to wire…..

Another great report with stunning aerial images from Alan.

See more here

 

Jul 012014
 

Drummuie Auxiliary Unit Patrol 2Today we added another patrol report to the site by our Aberdeenshire CIO, Alan Stewart.

The Drummuie Auxiliary Unit Patrol was based at Huntly and consisted of nine members.

Alan is a pilot with his own plane so is able to capture these fantastic aerial images of the area of Operation.

You can read Alan’s report here