Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Butterwick (4b) Auxiliary Unit and Operational Base.

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This page was last updated at 6:19am on 26/11/15

Butterwick was part of group 4 along with Boston A, Boston B, and Friskney Patrols.

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.

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The original Intelligence Officer was Captain Donald Hamilton-Hill who went on to join SOE (Special Operations Executive). He was succeeded by Captain William M B Lamb and finally Major H L F Bucknall.

Hamilton-Hill's original Headquarters at Wellingore Hall was quickly requestioned by the RAF as was the second at Blankney Hall. The third and final move was to Dalby Hall and just before stand down, administration was moved to North Bar Within Beverley, Yorkshire.

The Area “South 4” Commander was Captain William “Bill” E Greenwood.
Butterwick was part of group 4 along with Boston A, Boston B, and Friskney Patrols.
Group commander of these Patrols was the same Captain W E “Bill” Greenwood

Currently unknown.

Sergeant George Royle
Corporal B Spridgen
Private C Harness
Private E Cook
Private A “Richard” Taylor
Private Edward “Ted” Rouse

Remembered as being part of the Patrol but not on the nominal roll was Jack Barred.

Thought to be between Crowhall Lane and Watery Lane, Butterwick.

Crowhall Lane towards Old house Farm.
© Copyright J.Hannan-Briggs

Currently unknown.

Wellingore then Blankney and Dalby Hall were the headquarters for the Lincolnshire Auxiliary Units so they certainly would have trained at them at some time.

It is assumed they were issued with the standard arms and explosives.

Currently unknown.

TNA WO199/3389, Colin Haynes.
Defence of Britain database complied by Mark Sansom.
The Secret Army by Mark Sansom – Lincolnshire Heritage Booklets
Dr Will Ward

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