Suffolk Auxiliary Units And Operational Bases
This page was last updated at 4:01pm on 26/3/13
This is the overview page for the Suffolk Auxiliary Units.
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In 1940, Intelligence Officer Captain Andrew Croft set up AU patrols in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. The first patrols were created in the areas deemed most likely
for a German invasion force to land first and hence being the most vulnerable: Essex, and the area of Suffolk south
of Woodbridge. In the following year each of the three Counties was appointed its own own Intelligence Officer.
In 1941, Capt JW Holberton served as Suffolk AU's I/O. By that time, 180 men had been recruited and 28 patrols
had been formed, with one more patrol in the planning. Each of these patrols had their own OB, with one in the
process of being built and another wanted. Five Group Commanders had been appointed. Woodbridge Group C/O David W
Beeton's list (undated) mentions 35 patrols.
This list was compiled from various sources
including the concentrations of names/addresses as found in the Auxiliary Units Nominal Roll (held at Kew, National
You can see more on some of the patrols by clicking above.
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Did you know that there is a Museum in Suffolk dedicated to the Auxiliary Units? See more here