Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Carleton St Peter Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Thank you for selecting information on the Carleton St Peter Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Norfolk. The info and images below have been supplied by Aux researchers Evelyn Simak and Adrian Pye.

The patrol formed part of Norfolk Group 2, which also included Kirby Bedon Patrol, Fundenhall Patrol and Stoke Holy Cross Patrol.

CO Capt. Herbert Richard Wellsman Mitchell, Kirby Bedon

It is currently unknown when the patrol was formed.

     Sgt Frederick John Brewington, The Post Office, Claxton 
     Cpl Sidney Hubert James Saxton, Rockland St Mary
     Pte William Ernest Symonds, Claxton
     Pte Thomas William Trett, Rockland St Mary
     Pte William Herbert Alderton, Claxton
Sidney HJ Saxton was a fruit grower in Rockland St Mary.  He died in 1972.  TW Trett worked at Pond Farm, Carleton St Peter.  The Brewingtons left Claxton in the 1950s and WH Alderton emigrated to America after the war. None of the Auxiliers in this patrol are still alive and no relatives could be found.  Their names are still well remembered in the area but nobody we asked knew about the men’s wartime activities or had information as to the whereabouts of an underground structure in the area

A Hoare (see reference) on his map on p 222 has marked the village of Carleton Rode as the location of a patrol’s OB. One look at the patrol members’ names and their addresses, however, reveals that two villages have been confused here and that not Carleton Rode but Carleton St Peter is the correct location. The two villages are about 25 kilometres distant from each other, one being SE and the other SW of Norwich. The patrol members’ addresses place the men firmly in two villages near the hamlet of Carleton St Peter: Rockland St Mary and Claxton.

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Sten or Thompson submachine guns, Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knives and .38 revolvers plus a variety of explosives, detonators and fuses would have been standard issue.

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A Hoare (Standing up to Hitler, 2002); SN Catchpole, Carleton St Peter; Morris Wright, Claxton; Jack Gymer; Mrs Neville Moore, Bramerton

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