Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Beckley (Broad Oak) Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated on 15/11/16

Thank you for selecting information on the Beckley (Broad Oak) Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in Sussex. The info below has been compiled from our internal archive.

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.

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Beckley (Broad Oak) area is in East Sussex.

Military Liaison: Intelligence officers in charge of Sussex have included Captain John Gwynne, Major C F C Bond, Captain Ian Benson and Captain L Roy Bradford.

At stand down Sussex was area 13. Beckley (Broad Oak) was part of group 1 under the Area Group Command of Captain A Bailey along with Mountfield, Hellingly, Crowhurst, Bodiam, Herstmonceux, Icklesham, Ashburnham and Iden Patrols.

Currently unknown

Sergeant Ben Fryer and his brother
Cyril Fryer, both farmers.
Len Dean, a farm worker
Harry Comport, a farmer
F “Sidney” Scott, a farmer
Robert Newble, 17.3.1914, Chitcombe Farm, Brede
Lionel Wray, though he is not listed on the Nominal Roll.

Aiming to place all Auxiliers in their Patrols, CART has used the home addresses recorded on the nominal roll to include:

Frederick E Noakes

Though they could have been in a nearby Patrol.

Thought to be in Moores Wood between Beckley and Broad Oak.

Beckley Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Moores Lane. © Copyright RH Dengate. 

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown though it is assumed they trained at the regional HQ at Tottington Manor.

Currently unknown but it is assumed they had access to to standard arms and explosives.

For a detailed history of the Auxiliary Units in Sussex see Stewart Angell's book 'The Secret Sussex Resistance', available to buy in our shop

TNA reference WO199/3391
Hancock data held at B.R.A
CART researchers Stewart Angell, Bill Ashby and Will Ward.

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