Mar 232018
 

It is with sadness we report the passing of Auxilier, Victor Stemp.

Victor was part of the Great Bealings Patrol.

Their training was carried out by regular army soldiers based at Framlingham, including Capt Hoberton, Sgt Barry and four privates. They learnt about setting booby traps and how to move about without being seen. Victor also remembered training with grenades at GHQ Coleshill.

Our condolences to his family.

We understand that his funeral is on Tuesday at Great Bealings and his daughter has kindly arranged for any donations to be made to the BRO (British Resistance Org) Museum

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 

Mar 232018
 

We are saddened to report the untimely death of Jack Northover before Christmas.

Jack was the last surviving member of the Wrackleford Patrol near Dorchester, Dorset. His father and brother were also involved in the Patrol. An Aux Memorial Plaque was unveiled in the village of Stratton in May 2017 attended by Jack in good health.

Jack said: “I am honoured that what we have done is being remembered in this way. I appreciate the number of people turned up. It means everything to us to be recognised like this.”

Follow this link to the Wrackleford Patrol including video interview and Memorial unveiling

According to Jack, the aerodrome at Woodsford, RAF Warmwell, was a target. During an exercise, he and other Auxiliers crawled across the airfield in the dark, past the guards. They attached tags to the planes, all fighters, to show they were “hit”. The CO was so mad, that he cancelled all passes for a week!

Our condolences to his family.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Mar 112014
 

Ron MartinIt is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Kent Auxilier Ron Martin.

Ron served with Haricot patrol which covered the Hastingleigh, Wye and Bodsham areas in Kent.

The patrol was set up by Peter Fleming and their Operational Base was situated in an Ice House.

Ron was instrumental in helping Phil Evans (below), our Kent CIO with his research as well as being a great friend to him.

Ron and Phil

You can read more about Ron’s patrol here.

Ron leaves a wife and will be greatly missed by Phil and his family.

Dec 102013
 
Image by Wales Online

Image by Wales Online

After 70 years of silence Auxilier Dillwyn Thomas decided it’s now time to reveal what he did whilst serving with the Margam Auxiliary Unit.

Earlier this year Dillwyn took part in the very first march past the Cenotaph on Whitehall and was one of only two Auxiliers representing the whole organisation.

He spoke exclusively and in-depth to our CIO Jason Grey about his time in the Aux Units and his training.

You can see Jason’s full report and watch the interview here

Feb 132013
 

Perranporth Auxiliary UnitToday we have added a very comprehensive report on the Perranporth Auxiliary Unit patrol in Cornwall.

The report is largely based on an interview with Auxilier Trevor Miners who we interviewed earlier this year.

Various video has also been added of Trevor being interviewed.

You can read the full exclusive report here.

Thanks to our Devon CIO Nina Hannaford for this report.

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

Aug 162012
 

We have just added another Auxiliary Unit Patrol to the site.

Raydon patrol was also referred to as Stratford St Mary Patrol and formed part of Ipswich Group (Group No 5 Suffolk.

Sadly the OB has now collapsed but you can read the full report here

 

Jul 142012
 

Another brave group of men from Cornwall have been added to the CART site thanks to the submission of a patrol report from CART CIO Nina Hannaford.

The patrol were known locally as ‘The Bombers’

See the full report and images of the OB location here

Feb 272012
 

‘War Secrets Must Not Die With Us’ – A strong and clear message from Yorkshire Auxilier Claude Varley.

Some time ago CART invite the Hull Daily Mail along to see an Operational Base at Rise used by the Auxiliary Units.

After the trip Andy Gwynne, CART’s Yorkshire CIO, introduced the journalist to Claude Varley, and Auxilier with Bewholme Patrol.

Today the Hull Daily Mail have run a massive story on CART’s work and Claude’s memories. Not only did they run the story on the front cover but also a double page spread and quarter page making it the most largest single printed exposure CART has been luck enough to get to date.

The online version of the article can be seen here as well as a video. The printed article can be seen here.

A full audio interview with Claude will follow on the Bewholme patrol report page in the next few weeks.

Our thanks to Andy Gwynne for his ongoing research and Emma Wright at the Hull Daily Mail.