Auxiliary Unit Scout Sections
This page was last updated on 11/10/14
CART members can be applauded for all their research successes – we now have a nominal roll of most of the
civilian volunteers who joined Auxiliary Units. We have a good number of reports on underground O.B’s. and
that work continues. What we don’t have is the story of how these guys were trained by the small groups of
Regular soldiers – The Scout Sections.
The Scout Sections had an important part to play in the Defence of Britain. The Germans were poised on the
other side of the Channel waiting to invade. The Scouts were given the task of rapidly training civilians to
become aggressive saboteurs, assist in establishing a network of underground bunkers and hidden ammunition dumps,
yet remain secret.
Each County or Area would have one or two Scout Sections but we only know of 17 Scout Sections so far. Of
these we only know the names of personnel in three.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SCOUTS IN YOUR AREA?
CART needs your expertise and asks that you endeavour to find out the names of the Scout Sections, list the
personnel, who Commanded them, find out where their O.B’s. were, and get photographs.
Please help fill this gap in our research.
If you have any info you think we should know about then please get in touch with us.