Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


British Resistance Archive @ Lupton 1940's Weekend, Devon.   

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We displayed at the Lupton House 1940's Weekend on 20th & 21st September 2014.

British Resistance Archive at Lupton House 1940s Weekend



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Lupton House is a lovely historical Grade 2 listed building situated close to Brixham.

The house and magnificent grounds were once again host to the 1940's themed weekend. People journeyed back in time and experienced re-enactment and loads of family fun.

As well as many people getting in the mood with period costume there was also displays of military vehicles, educational talks and demonstrations, craft stalls, vintage fair, vintage vehicles plus lots more, creating a fun weekend for all ages!

Displays and Crafts were inside Lupton House itself.

The weekend highlight was a Victory Dance on Saturday evening.

There was live music throughout the days with singer Sandy Sparkle, rendering all the 'Forces Sweetheart' favourites.

The 1940?s weekend highlighted the many heritage features that still remain in the house and gardens, as well as showing the important role Lupton House played in WW2 and in particular the D-Day landings of 1944.

Lupton House was used by the US Army from 1943 as a Sub-area Headquarters for the Training of troops for Operation Overlord,. Lupton House became Camp K6, in Marshalling Area K. Lupton had Accommodation for 2,500 Troops and 355 Vehicles We aim to tell you the exciting story of the Training of troops, and the part Lupton House played in the Invasion of Normandy June 1944. [Source]


Exhibition - We displayed some of our research and artefacts and provided the background to the various patrols around the UK with focus on Devon.

Info Desk - CART County Information Officers (CIOs) from Devon and GHQ at Swindon were on hand to answer any questions and help trace records of loved ones.