Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

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Yorkshire Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

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Please Note: Research into this county and its patrols are still 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 our researchers have not found it yet! 
 
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The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret groups of volunteers created by the British government, during the Second World War, with the aim of resisting the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

The guerrilla units, sometimes referred to as a part of the British Resistance Organisation, were initiated by Winston Churchill in the early summer of 1940. He appointed Colonel Colin Gubbins to found them. The Auxiliary Units answered to GHQ Home Forces, but were organised as if part of the local Home Guard. Read more here

 
 
Within East Yorkshire there were two areas known as Northern and Southern Groups with a total of 34 Patrols. North Yorkshire consisted of 16 patrols forming four groups No’s 1-4.
 
Regional Headquarters

Intelligence Officers

Group Commanders Click here for information of Special Duties Branch activity in this county 
  Click here to read other information on this county Click here for a lists of suspected Auxiliers in this county   
                                           
Operational Map 
 
Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do not indicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here. 

Northern (East Ridings) Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link. 
No 1 Group - Lead by Captain Charles Colley
Bridlington North Patrol - Added 10/11/12
Bridlington South Patrol - Added 10/11/12
Burton Fleming Patrol - Added 10/11/12
Burton Agnes Patrol - Added 10/11/12
Kilham Patrol - Updated 10/4/14
Flixton Patrol - Added 10/11/12
Wold Newton Patrol Updated 15/4/13
Harpham Patrol - Updated 17/8/13
 No 2 Group - Lead by Lt Henry Towse
Norton Patrol - Added 16/11/12
Settringham Patrol - Added 16/11/12
Scampston Patrol Updated 26/6/13
 No 3 Group - Lead by Lt Robert Sisterton
Leavening Patrol - Updated 7/11/15
Westow Patrol - Added 17/11/12
Wharram Patrol - Added 17/11/12
 No 4 Group - Lead by Lt Frank Byass
Bainton Patrol - Added 17/11/12
Lockington Patrol - Added 17/11/12

Southern (East Ridings) Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link. 
No 5 Group - Lead by Captain Walter Kitching
Bewholme Patrol - Updated 30/10/14
Catwick Patrol - Added 25/11/12
Skirlaugh Patrol - Updated 8/2/14
Aldbrough Patrol - Added 20/12/11 
Hornsea Patrol (Goxhill Patrol) - Updated 10/8/14
Rise HQ Operational Base - Updated 7/11/15
No 6 Group - Lead by Captain Harry Dixon
Skeffling Patrol - Added 21/9/12
Sunk Island Patrol - Added 1/12/12
Withernsea Patrol - Updated 16/3/15
No 7 Group - Lead by Captain Cyril Carrington.
Beverley North Patrol Updated 14/2/13
Beverley South Patrol Updated 14/2/13
Walkington Patrol - Updated 3/2/12
No 8 Group - Lead by Captain Stanly Holmes
Bilton Patrol - Added 4/10/12
Cottingham North Patrol - Added 12/9/12
Cottingham South Patrol - Added 14/9/12
No 9 Group - Lead by Lt William Cross
Brough Patrol - Added 1/12/12
North Cave Patrol - Updated 8/3/13
South Cave Patrol - Added 1/12/12


The North Yorkshire Area consisted of 16 Patrols forming Four Groups No’s 1-4.

Operational Map 

Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do not indicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here. 

North Yorkshire Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link. 
 No 1 Area - Lead by Captain TH Robinson
Brotton (Abermill) Patrol - Updated 1/1/14
Castleton Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Eberston Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Eston Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Great Ayton Patrol - Added 1/12/12
Grangetown Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Lockton Patrol - Updated 25/5/15           (Kindly sponsored by Vicky Whitfield nee Stothard)
Marton Patrol - Updated 27/3/14
Nawton Patrol
Ormesby Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Redcar Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Stokesley Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Middleton Patrol - Added 31/3/13
 No 2 Area - Lead by Captain ER Dixon
Aislaby Patrol - Updated 24/10/15
Bishopton Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Billingham Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Elwick Patrol - Added 31/3/13
Hart Patrol - Added 13/9/12

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