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.


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.

Feb 062012

Today we added North Uist Auxiliary Unit Patrol to the website. The page was put together by our Scottish CIO, David Blair with some help from Stephen Lewins.

The OB is located near to a cemetery with amazing views.

See the report here

Jan 092012

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of another Auxilier.

Harry Banham worked in the Bath Admiralty. He was in No.4 patrol.

Harry and his son had been working with CART all the way from Canada to build a page on him for the website and they kindly provided some audio. You can see and hear this here

Auxilier Bob Millard helped Harry obtain medals and other Aux related items post war. Bob’s advice and support was invaluable to Harry.

He died peacefully in his sleep aged 96.

We Will Remember Them