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 !
Great article in the latest Britain At War magazine highlighting Aux Units and their role:
Thanks, Britain At War magazine !
The patrols Operational Base was built in the vicinity of East Wheal Rose mine, about 150 yards to the south east of the surviving chimney stack.
You can read the report by our Devon CIO Nina here
If you live in Cornwall, are interested in our research and fancy helping us, do please get in touch.
Our Devon CIO Nina has just added a patrol report to the site on the Porthleven Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Cornwall.
They gained access to their Operational Base through a break in an old stone wall which was concealed by a hatch which was opened by lifting the attached ivy. This led into a wood lined tunnel 6-7 feet long. There was then a drop down to the more familiar OB structure of a corrugated iron hut approximately 12 x 16 feet. A further wood lined tunnel came off the main body of the OB leading to a smaller area where some of the explosives were stored.
Read the full report here
Today 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.