CART researchers have been busy, even during the recent heatwave excavating Operational Bunker (O.B.) remains. CART was granted exclusive access to this private and secret site, not previously recorded.
Many interesting features were unearthed and documented. These included evidence in the soil colour change and fill, combined with a clear line and termination of vertical corrugation indicating a metal shaft entrance.
Also unearthed was the unusual find of a section of ‘blind’ escape tunnel sat directly above the actual escape tunnel (storage?), and a length of cable exiting the shaft area (possibly linking to an Observation Post or for lighting?)…
Documenting new sites continues, can you help ?
Jim Gascoyne is the son of an Auxilier & an ATS “secret sweetie” Special Duties operator.
The talk is at Willesborough Windmill TN24 0QG. 18.45 for 19.30 start.
Jim has marched with Auxiliary veterans at the Cenotaph in memory of the Auxiliary Units.
Guaranteed to be an excellent evening !
CART will present an Auxiliary Units display (along with information & local stories) at –
A great couple of days at The Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show, Weymouth.
A family friendly show, pots of tea & cake galore, super leads plus a couple of nearby bunkers – the perfect weekend. Thanks Chickerell Steam & Vintage.
As summer rolls on, CART will have a large display of
Churchill’s ‘Auxiliary Units’ equipment & information at:
Come and check us out in the Military Vehicles area next to the 1940’s tea-shack. See you there !
CART’s British Resistance Archive is on Facebook for updates and info:
Search for: British Resistance Archive – Churchill’s Auxiliary Units.
Don’t forget to ‘like’ the page. Thank you.
Great article in the latest Britain At War magazine highlighting Aux Units and their role:
Thanks, Britain At War magazine !
Thanks to all those who stopped by the CART display at the excellent Haselbury Mill WW2 event near Crewkerne on Father’s Day. It was a great day with lots of interest and lots of leads in the South West and also Worcestershire.
From our Devon researcher, Nina: “Though the weather could have been warmer it was a busy show and well attended. We talked to a lot of people about Auxiliary Units, many hearing about them for the first time. We were also given an amazing 10 leads on OB sites in Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Worcestershire. Going to be a busy rest of year hunting for those ! Many thanks gents. Chips were great too !”