Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Conwil Elvet Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Conwil Elvet or Cynwyl Elfed (sometimes Conwyl) is a village in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is situated about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Carmarthen. Conwil station a mile south-east of the village always used the English shortened version of the name.

Initially Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire were grouped together and administered from the HQ at Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen by the Intelligence Officer Captain J C Crawley. Other Intelligence Officers include Captains J H A McCue and Captain Woodward at The Cawdor, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.

Carmarthenshire was later to become part of Area 20 along with part of Glamorganshire and Pembrokeshire.

The Area: No 20 GLAMORGAN to PEMBROKE – Groups: 1. Glamorgan.  2. Glamorgan.  3  Carmarthenshire. 4. Pembrokeshire.

The patrol was part of CARMARTHENSHIRE GROUP 3: which consisted of seven Patrols: 
Whitland, Llanfyrnach, Laugharne, Hendy, Kidwelly, Conwil and Drefach patrols.

Group commander of these Patrols was Capt. J.G.Pretheroe-Beynon and Capt. J.R.Richards

Assistant Group Commanders:  Lieut. F.G.C. Goddard and Lieut. R.L. Yorath
Before stand down it is recorded that Carmarthenshire is part of Region 4 along with the whole of the South West Peninsular and Wales and the final Intelligence Officer was Major W W Harston based in Ashburton in Devon assisted by Captain G Woodward.

The IOs were being withdrawn from around September 1944 leaving the Area and Group Commanders.

Currently unknown.

Sgt. E. Thomas of Blue Bell                     
Cpl. V. Davies of Cwmychan                   
Pte. S. Johnson of Waundden                    
Pte. E. Evans of Mount Pleasant              
Pte. O. Walters of Penwaun                   
Pte. G.E. Jones of Conwil      
also Pte. J.H. Rhodes of Danffynon (Joined HM Forces late 1942)
Pte. P.A. Reed  of The Grove
Pte. T.C.Havard of Penrhiwlas                                  

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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. Major Hancock data held at B.R.A. The Last Ditch by David Lampe

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