Jan 232015
 

North Somerset Scout Section 3We have added a new report on the North Somerset Scout Section to the site.

The role of the Scout sections was to assist in training the Auxiliary Unit Patrols as well as being a fighting Patrol themselves. In many places they also helped with the construction of Operational Bases and distributing concealed arms dumps.

This research was largely been carried out by Donald Brown, author of ‘Somerset v. Hitler.’ and has been updated and added to by Nina Hannaford our CIO for Devon.

You can read the report here. 

Jan 062015
 

Edgarley SD 2Edgarley ‘Chirnside Five’ – Special Duties Radio OUT Station has today been added to our Special Duties Branch microsite.

The Special Duties wireless set was recorded as operating out of a hut or box at Edgarley Manor Farm, Edgarley in Somerset. This was concealed as, or part of, a chicken house that was located between the farm house and Wick Lane.

There is some doubt over the actual operators of the station but the landowners (Captain) Kenneth and Dorothy Marsh have ideal credentials to be involved. Locally it is suggested a woman was the main operator.

Read Nina Hannaford’s full report here 

Jan 042015
 
Picture by  Nigel Freeman.

Picture by Nigel Freeman.

We have added a patrol report on the Bruton Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Somerset to the site.

The patrol consisted of eight members and they famously produced an impressive pyrotechnic display, with left over explosives for VE Day which managed to deafen a local piano tuner.

Read more on the report created by Nina Hannaford here

Mar 202013
 

Admiralty 1 Patrol 1943 to 44When war was declared a section of the Admiralty headquarters were moved to Bath. Initially scattered around the city making use of requisitioned hotels, they eventually moved into more suitable locations such as at Fox Hill and purpose built military hutments at Ensleigh, Landsdown Road.

There were five Admiralty patrols, Number 1 at Kelston Park, 2 at Langridge, 3 at Warminster Road, 4 at Prior Park and 5 at Newton Park, Newton St. Loe.

All five Admiralty Patrols were recruited from those working for the Admiralty so there was a high turn over of patrol members as men were posted elsewhere through work.

Nina Hannaford, CART CIO for Devon has now added a patrol report to the site on Admiralty 1 Patrol. It can be seen here

Sep 062011
 

Today CART CIO for Devon, Nina Hannaford submitted a report on the Golding Special Duties Section Zero Station bunker in Somerset.

Very little is known about the Special Duties Section and even less about this location.

If you can help please email cartdevon@gmail.com

See more on the location here