Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Bilton Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page last updated at 9:06am on 4/10/12

A patrol report on the Bilton Auxiliary Unit Patrol in East Ridings by Andy Gwynne and assisted by Martyn Owst. If you can help with any info please contact us.

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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Skirlaugh Patrol was part of Group No 8.

It is unknown when the patrol was formed.

Commanded by Captain Stanley Holmes DOB 10/04/1896, a Provision Merchant at Cottingham. The Group Sergeant was Sgt Robert E Williams of Hull DOB 12/05/1901, a works foreman. He had originally been a member of the South Cave Patrol when he lived in that area.

The following are the entries found in the Nominal Roll. 

Members 1944 List


Date of Birth

Sgt Frank Jameson Ships Plumber 20/02/1895
Cpl John H Holley Stone Worker 04/02/1905
Pte Albert Carr  Market Gardener 05/06/1913
Pte Albert H Grantham Farm Worker 18/07/1913
Pte W Jubb Ships Joiner 29/04/1909







OB was built into the Drain side. All that remains are depressions.

Bilton Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Just a hole in the ground now marks the Bilton Auxiliary Unit Patrol Operations Base.

Bilton was in the same group as Cottingham North and Cottingham South which is very strange. These OB’s were over 8 Miles apart as the crow flies and many more by road as they were at the East and West of the City of Kingston Upon Hull. It would of made better sense to have Bilton as part of the Skirlaugh Group and Cottingham in with the Beverley Group.

No Targets can be found for this Patrol but I feel the road to the North around 500 metres away is the main coast road from Hull to all Eastern Coast towns.

This Patrols training was done at Burton Constable Hall under the watchful eyes of Mr Robert Thirsk, the Estate Gamekeeper and a WW1 Veteran

Canadian Ross .30 rifle, Revolvers, Commando Knives, Sten Guns and a .22 Sniper Rifle.

Nothing currently.

East Ridings Secret Resistance by Alan Williamson, Stephen Lewins CART CIO Northumberland.

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