Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Ringwood C Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Thank you for selecting information on the Ringwood C Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in Hampshire. The info below has been compiled by Dr Will Ward CART CIO for Dorset.

Research into this patrol and its training is ongoing. The information below is published from various sources and is by no means conclusive. If information is not listed below it does not necessarily mean the information is not out there but normally means CART researchers have not found it yet.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

The patrol was part of Group 1 in Hampshire, Commanded by Captain A J Champion, who was also area commander for all the West Hampshire groups. The assistant commander of Group 1 was Lt L D C Ayles.

Not known by CART.

Name DOB Occupation   Died
Sgt. Joseph Maitland Roger  24/06/1912 1991

The patrol names for the west of Hampshire and the New Forest have been identified from National Archives file WO199/3391, but are not divided by patrol. The nominal roll gives the surname, initials, ID card number and address, together with date of birth. The patrols have been arranged according to the addresses and ID card numbers around known patrol leaders. This means the allocations may not be completely accurate. Additional personal information such as first names and dates of death have been added using the 1911 census, Ancestry.com and FreeBMD.com. Some men, particularly those from the Ringwood area where there are several patrols, could not be allocated with any confidence to one patrol or another, so are listed here.

Only the patrol leader is known for this patrol. There were other members, but the home addresses overlap with those of the Ringwood B patrol, making it difficult to know which men were in which unit. Unusually the patrol leader appears to have only joined the Home Guard in July 1942, so it may be that there was another patrol leader prior to this who was left. Since both Capt Champion and Lt Ayles came from Ringwood, it is possible that one of them originally commanded this unit.

The location of the Operational base is not yet known.

Unknown at this time.

The patrol would conduct the training practices outlined here

The patrol would generally have the weapons shown here

Nothing currently

1911 census, Ancestry.com and FreeBMD.com.