Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Bishopstone "Badger One" Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 3:47pm on 4/5/14

Thank you for selecting information on the Bishopstone Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in Sussex. The info below has been compiled from our internal archive. The patrol used the code name Badger One.

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.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

Bishopstone is a village in East Sussex, west of Seaford.

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. Bishopstone was part of group 2 under the Area Group Command of Captain R B Edmondson along with Abbots Wood, Ringmer, Hurstpierpoint, Firle, Rodmell, Staplefield, Cooksbridge and Ditchling Patrols. 

Currently unknown

Sergeant Lionel H M Willett, a farm owner
Frank P “Triggy” Turner, a farm worker for Sgt Willett
Fred “Chalky” White, a farm worker
Charlie Woolmer, a farm worker
John A Clark, a farm worker

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

John A Willett discharged to HM Forces January 1941
D L Paul of Seaford

Though they could have been in a nearby Patrol.

The OB was thought to have been at Bishopstone Manor Farm around the Comp area.

Bishopstone Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Bridleway heading down to the Comp. © Copyright Shaun Ferguson 

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.

If you can help with any info please contact us.