Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Cooksbridge "Weasel" Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 6:19am on 20/5/14

Thank you for selecting information on the Cooksbridge Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in Sussex. The info below has been compiled from our internal archive. The patrol used the code name "Weasel".

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.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

Cooksbridge is a village in East Sussex centred around its railway station.

Military Liaison: Intelligence officers in charge of Sussex have included Captain John Gwynne, Major C F C Bond, Captain Ian Benson and Captain L Roy Bradford.

At stand down Sussex was area 13. Cooksbridge was part of group 2 under the Area Group Command of Captain R B Edmondson along with Abbots Wood, Ringmer, Hurstpierpoint, Firle, Rodmell, Staplefield, Bishopstone and Ditchling Patrols. 

Currently unknown

Lieutenant Frank Martin, a farmer
Bernard Eede, a partner in the agricultural firm of Harper & Eede
J G “Charlie” Gearing, a builder
R V “Dickie” Giles, worked in Barclays Bank
J N “Jack” Harmer, a farmer, discharged to join HM Forces Nov 1943

Aiming to place all Auxiliers in their Patrols, CART has used the home addresses recorded on the nominal roll to include:

R Cook and G Cook from The Kemps, L P Greenwood and H Carr.

Though they could have been in a nearby Patrol.

The OB was in the area of Coombe Plantation near Offham.

Cooksbridge Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Coombe Plantation - Off the South Downs Way near Mount Harry. © Copyright Paul Gillett 

Currently unknown

Currently unknown though it is assumed they trained at the regional HQ at Tottington Manor.

Currently unknown but it is assumed they had access to to standard arms and explosives.

For a detailed history of the Auxiliary Units in Sussex see Stewart Angell's book 'The Secret Sussex Resistance', available to buy in our shop

TNA reference WO199/3391
Hancock data held at B.R.A
CART researchers Stewart Angell, Bill Ashby and Will Ward.

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