This was a well attended, highly enjoyable 2-day event. We supplied a joint display of Operational Patrols (including local Patrol info) and Special Duties Section items and video. We had plenty of visitors, interest and a few leads as well. ‘Johnny’ Johnson (the last surviving Dambuster) was guest of honour. Thanks all.
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
Last weekend our Somerset Researcher Chris Perry attended The Dig for Victory Show.
Chris reported a good turn out of vehicles and displays with a fair bit of interest in the stand.
Chris got talking to a lady who knew of a Operational Base site in Dorset and her information was very helpful. He also attracted new leads for our Devon Researcher.
THIS WEEKEND: Come and see us at the ‘World At War Weekend’ at the Helicopter Museum, Weston.
On Saturday 8th ONLY we will be displaying the largest ever assembled collection of Aux weaponry and you can meet our researchers and learn more about Aux Units.
On Saturday AND Sunday Tony Salter’s excellent Scallywags Aux stand will be displaying.
Find out more about the event here.
After months of detailed research by Chris Perry and Nina Hannaford we are pleased to be able to publish a report on the Taunton Auxiliary Unit.
This is the most accurate and detailed account of the patrol ever published. Our thanks go to many people who helped with this report including Neil Bent son and nephew of Group Commanders Lt. Bent.
Read the full report here.
We have added two detailed reports to our website by our Somerset researcher Chris Perry.
Chris had some assistance from our Devon researcher Nina Hannaford.
The Butleigh Patrol was already on the website but has been greatly enhanced and expanded on by Chris.
The Baltonsborough Patrol is new and the depth of research by Chris is just first rate.
See the reports under Group 11 here.
Today we have added a report by Chris Perry and Nina Hannaford to the site.
The Special Duties OUT Station was located near Puckington in Somerset and had the codename of ‘Chirnside 4’.
The station would have communicated directly with “Chirnside Zero” at Castle Neroche near Buckland St Mary.
Read their excellent report here.