Apr 192018
 

Check out Tony Salter’s excellent ‘Scallywags’ Auxiliary Units display around the country this year:

Caldicot Castle May 6 – 7
War in the Vale Evesham June 16 – 17
Violet Szabo Museum Hereford June 24 (SOE)
Black Country museum Dudley July 14 – 15
Bleanavon Ironworks Aug 4 – 5
Papplewick pumping station Nottingham Oct 20 – 21

Next event: Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Caldicot, NP26 4HU, Wales

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Mar 282018
 

CART will be at the Castletown D-Day Centre, Portland, Dorset (DT5 1DB), on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April, 2018. This is part of their Living History weekend, a very ‘hands on’ experience. Includes military vehicles, weapons displays and much more..   http://www.castletownddaycentre.com/

This is a new fixture and one that we hope will become a regular event. Pop by & say hi.

Mar 242018
 

CART will be at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April, 2018 as part of the Museums World At War weekend. We will have a large display of Auxiliary Unit equipment at this show. Last year was very well attended. Come and say hello.  http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/

Check out this video of our impressive stand at last years event HERE

Mar 212018
 

Have just finished Laura Quigley’s highly readable South West Secret Agents: True Stories of the West Country at War. She weaves captivating threads of daring deeds that includes; “rescue operations as the exodus from France began, to the secret guerrilla army in Devon and Cornwall, this book will amaze and intrigue with the incredible stories of Jasper Lawn of N51, the Helford Flotilla and the first escape routes for POWs, agents and crashed airmen”.

Laura will be talking on the subject at Spurgeon Hall, Mutley Baptist Church, Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LB, on 24th April, 2018, 7:30pm. Free entry, donations welcome.

Mar 192018
 
CART will be at the West Somerset Steam Railway on Sunday 25th March, 2018 at Minehead Station (TA24 5BG). This is part of their Spring Gala, and new Military event (22nd – 25th March). This event also includes a genuine WW2 military steam train with military vehicles on WD flat and box wagons (a rare thing to see), as well as military vehicles at Minehead, and other displays / stands on the station platform. http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/
Look out for more upcoming events throughout 2018

Jun 152014
 

Broadmayne D5 PosterIn less than 7 days we will be exhibiting at the Broadmayne D5 event in Dorset.

Broadmayne D5 is an off-shoot of the Weymouth at War’ event which is on over the same weekend. Broadmayne is only a short drive from Weymouth seafront. 

We are hoping to be joined by at least one Dorset Auxilier on the day. This will be a very rare opportunity for you to meet them and ask them any questions.

We will display some of our research and artefacts in our tent and provide the background to the various patrols around the UK with focus on Dorset.

We will also have a few Aux re-enactors as part of our display.

CART County Information Officers (CIOs) from Dorset, Devon and GHQ at Swindon will be on hand to answer any questions and help trace records of loved ones.

Do come along and support us. See more here 

Dec 242011
 

The National Trust at Coleshill are planning another event next year. This event is happening mainly due to the overwhelming success of last years event on July 4th.

This info was taken from their website. It is uncertain at this time if CART will be involved. Bookmark this page on our site for more info.

Witness first hand life as a trainee Auxiliary Reserve at the grand opening of a replica WWII underground operational base at Coleshill, home of the British Resistance. Commemmorate the loss of Coleshill House on the 60th anniversary of the fire.

Step back in time at our nostalgic family weekend remembering the secret wartime volunteers, who trained up as Britain’s last line of defence in case of invasion. Check out the 70-year old Operational Base (OB), the Guard House and the Trust’s brand new underground Heritage-Lottery-funded replica OB. Get in the mood at our 1940’s street party with a Big Swing Band, drill practice with the Auxiliers, food, talks, art exhibition, re-enactments, entertainment, and a commemorative Church Service.

Source: National Trust Website

 

Mar 132011
 

The event that CART held at Tottington Manor yesterday went without a hitch.

Tottington Manor was the regional headquarters for the Sussex Auxiliary Units.

The staff at the Manor were great hosts and provided a filling meal for the 50 guests.

Main guest of honor was Capt Ian Benson, a former Sussex Intelligence Officer and commander of the Manor during the War. Capt Benson, see image left, flew over from Ireland for the event.

CART is considering holding another larger event at the Manor next year.

You can see images from the day and more info here