Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Berry Hill (Newport) Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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This page was last updated at 6:27pm on 29/11/13

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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Berry Hill is an area of Newport (Welsh :Trefdraeth) which is a town on the Pembrokeshire coast on the River Nevern.

Initially Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire were grouped together and administered from the HQ at Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen by the Intelligence Officer Captain J C Crawley. Pembrokeshire was later to become part of Area 20 along with Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire.

After 1941 a “grouping” system was developed where some patrols within a demographic area would train together under more local command.Berry Hill was part of group 4 along Milton, Kilgetty (Stepaside), Castlehigh (Camrose), Letterston, Fishguard , Milford Haven and  Nevern.
It is known that there were also some communications with Carmarthenshire Patrols.

The Group Commanders were Captain J B Ebsworth (in charge of Admin) and Captain T J George (Operational) assisted by Lieutenants W G Smith (Operational) and S M Davies(Admin).

Before stand down it is recorded that Pembrokeshire is part of Region 4 along with the whole of the South West Peninsular and Wales and the final Intelligence Officer was Major W W Harston based in Ashburton in Devon assisted by Captain G Woodward.

The IOs were being withdrawn from around September 1944 leaving the Area and Group Commanders.

 Currently unknown.

Sergeant S A Smith of Berryhill
Private Theo Harries
Private Thomas Harries of Penallt
Private T F Thomas
Private H L Harries
Private T J Phillips of Bentinck
Private I G Rees of Penfeidir (Joined HM Forces late 1942)

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Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Currently unknown.

TNA Reference WO199/3389
Major Hancock data held at B. R. A
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