Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Coity Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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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 our researchers have not found it yet.

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Coity is a small village in Bridgend County Borough, south Wales. It is 1.5km south of the M4 motorway, and 3.5km east of the Ogwr Fawr river which flows into the estuary at Ogmore-by-Sea.  The historic County of Glamorgan.

The Area: No 19  GLAMORGAN (Part – Groups 4a & 4b) , MONMOUTH Group 3, HEREFORD Group 2, and WORCESTER Groups 1a & 1b.

The patrol was part of GLAMORGAN GROUP 4B: which consisted of five Patrols: “Pen-y-Fai”, “Coity”, “Heol-Y-Cyw”, ““Ewenny”, and ““Kenfig Hill” patrols.

Group commander of these Patrols was Lt. Leyshon Owen  Assist. Group Commander  2nd Lt. William Stafford Smith.

Currently unknown.

Cpl. James Owen                          
Pte.Gwynne Cox                          
Pte. Edward John Evans               
Pte. William John Ievan Jones     
Pte. Leonard Evans                       
Pte. Gwynfryn Harcombe             
Pte. John Ariel Thomas Williams 
Pte. Trevor Darcy                         
Pte. John Russell  
2nd Lieut. L Owen (later Lieut.) (As of 1943)
Sgt W Smith (As of 1943)
Pte C Evans
Pte J Richardson.

Currently unknown.

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Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Currently unknown.

TNA WO199/3389, & data from CART researcher Stephen Lewins.

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