Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


This page was last updated on 12/8/16

Borders Auxiliary Units inc. East Lothian, Berwickshire, Roxburghshire,Selkirkshire, Dumfriesshire, Kirkcubrightshire, Peeblesshire and Wigtownshire.

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Please Note: Research into these counties and patrols are still 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 our researchers have not found it yet! 
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The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret groups of volunteers created by the British government, during the Second World War, with the aim of resisting the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

The guerrilla units, sometimes referred to as a part of the British Resistance Organisation, were initiated by Winston Churchill in the early summer of 1940. He appointed Colonel Colin Gubbins to found them. The Auxiliary Units answered to GHQ Home Forces, but were organised as if part of the local Home Guard. Read more here

Regional Headquarters

Intelligence Officers

Group Commanders Click here for information of Special Duties Branch activity in this county 
  Click here to read other information on this county Click here for a lists of suspected Auxiliers in this county   
Operational Map 
Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do not indicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here. 


CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link.

Group 1 (East Lothian) - Lead by Capt. G.S. Wight

East Linton Patrol - Updated 22/8/12

Cockburnspath Patrol - Added 18/3/14
Dunbar Patrol - Updated 22/2/16
Coldingham Patrol - Added 22/1/14
Grantshouse Patrol
Group 2 (Berwickshire) - Lead by Lt G. Balfour-Kinnear

Chirnside Patrol

Duns Patrol - Updated 23/8/11                             Read 'Gone To Ground' written by a Dun's Auxilier.
Coldstream Patrol
Group 3a (Roxburghshire) - Lead by Lt F. Featherstone

Nenthorn Patrol

Newton St.Boswells - Updated 12/8/16
Greenlaw Patrol - Updated 3/2/14
Group 3b (Dumfriesshire) - Lead by Lt J. Baird
Selkirk Patrol - Updated 12/8/16
Bowland Patrol
Lauder Patrol
Galashiels Patrol
Castle Douglas Patrol
Group 4a (Dumfriesshire)
Moffat Patrol - Added 18/1/15
Beattock Patrol - Added 11/5/13
Group 4b (Dumfriesshire) - Lead by Capt. J.G. Carruthers
Dalry Patrol
Dalry/Forest Lodge Patrol
Thornhill Patrol

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