Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


British Resistance Archive @ Coleshill 1940s Day 

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We displayed at the Coleshill 1940's day on September 20th 2015.

There was something for everyone at the event with a festival atmosphere of a street party. Tea, cakes and icecreams were served in the Old Carpenter’s Yard and the local butcher fired up his BBQ.

Wartime re-enactors gave firing demonstrations and displays and there were talks throughout the day about the Auxiliers and life in Coleshill.

Auxilier Trevor Miners from Perranporth Patrol opened the new Observation Post.

For children, there was camouflage face-painting, code-breaking and a children’s trail where they learnt all about Coleshill’s secret wartime past.

See the 2012 Coleshill weekend here.

See the 2010 Coleshill weekend here.


Exhibition & Shop - We displayed some of our research and provided the background to the various patrols around the UK. 

Re-Enactors - The public met members of the Parham Patrol Aux Re-enactment group from Suffolk and viewed the Scallwags Aux display.


Watch the full video of Trevor opening the OP below.


Pictures of the event can be seen below. Can't see them? Click here.