Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Brotton (Abermill) Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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The Brotton Patrol was part of No 1 Area with Capt E.R. Dixon JGIQ.142/1 as Group Commander assisted by 2nd Lt A. Stephenson JGIR.116/1 and CSM H. Attwood JFA.994/785

This Patrol was known as the Abermill Patrol named after a watermark on the foolscap paper that they used.

The Group C/o was Captain E R Dixon of Redcar. YJBK/869/457 DOB 08/06/1905 He was a Farmer and Contractor from Sunk Island. 2 I/C was Lt. A Stephenson of 42 Chester Road in Redcar with C S M H Attwood from Middlesbrough making the final member of the command structure. The group Sgt Clerk was Sgt George Johnson JCHL/10/1 DOB 06/08/1905 a Tractor Driver of Halsham.

Major Foljambe was the man in charge at the TA HQ based at 9 St Leonards in York. This was the area HQ and Administrative centre. The original Auxiliary Unit kits were delivered to Northallerton station and collected by the Intel Officer for distribution to their patrols.

Not currently known.

Sgt Tom Partridge YJGQ.1523318
Pvt Ike Wilkes JGQK.256/3
Pte J.R. Robinson JGQF.205/1
Pte C. Kaye JGQL.49/5
Pte R. Waller BQDE.194/4
Pte A. Crossman JGQL.190/1
Pte W.H. Brown JGQL.283/1

L/Cpl H Beadnell was an original member.
Cpl T Partridge promoted to Sgt after Sgt Wilkes went to Balkans SOE *not verified

Pte R Waller remembers Sgt Wilkes had been somewhere in the Balkans during WWI. It is thought he went back into the normal Home Guard and not off to SOE.

The O.B. was past Lumpsey Pit, along the railway line and down the embankment into Kilton Thorpe wood.

Not currently known.

The meeting place was in Brotton Park above Dick Appleby's disused stables. Dick Appleby owned the General Dealers and Off Licence at the end of the High Street. 

The headquarters was in Redcar and there was another section in Castleton who trained with them occasionally but whose O.B. was not revealed.

Usual equipment supplied in the Aux kits is assumed.

The unit was known within the local Home Guard as Ike Wilkes' Scouts.

Nominal Rolls at the National Archive,  Stephen Lewins CIO Northumberland,, Personal recollection of Mr Raymond Waller.