Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


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Cornish Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

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The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret groups of volunteers created by the British government, during the Second World War, with the aim of resisting the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

The guerrilla units, sometimes referred to as a part of the British Resistance Organisation, were initiated by Winston Churchill in the early summer of 1940. He appointed Colonel Colin Gubbins to found them. The Auxiliary Units answered to GHQ Home Forces, but were organised as if part of the local Home Guard. Read more here

Cornwall was made up of 36 patrols.
Regional Headquarters

Intelligence Officers

Group Commanders Click here for information of Special Duties Branch activity in this county 
  Click here to read other information on this county Click here for a lists of suspected Auxiliers in this county   
Operational Map
Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do not indicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here.

Cornish Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link.

No 1 Group - Area Commander Captain H W Abbiss and Group Commander Lt W R Sandow
Trencrom Patrol - Updated 15/9/13
St.Levan Patrol - Updated 25/9/12
Madron Patrol - Updated 28/4/14
No 2 Group - Group Commander Lt Walter Eva and 2nd Lt Lelsie Bawden
Porthleven Patrol - Added 23/3/14
Mullion Patrol - Updated 3/1/14                                              (Kindly sponsored by Graham Bray)
Manaccan Patrol - Updated 17/9/14
St.Keverne Patrol - Added 17/7/14
No 3 Group - Grp Cdr Captain H W Abbiss along with Lt F J Yeo and 2nd Lt E K F Harte.
Redruth Patrol - Added 23/10/13
Mabe Patrol - Updated 1/6/14
Perranwell Patrol - Updated 4/6/15
Constantine Patrol - Updated 10/4/14
Philleigh Patrol - Added 3/3/15
Truro Patrol
Perranporth Patrol - Updated 29/1/14
Newlyn East Patrol - Added 30/4/14
Grampound Patrol - Added 14/7/12
St. Colomb Patrol - Added 2/7/15
St. Mawgan Patrol - Added 27/9/14
Probus Patrol
St. Dennis Patrol - Updated 29/6/14
No 4 Group - Group Commander Lt Robert Drew
St.Teath Patrol - Updated 25/5/13
St.Issey Patrol - Updated 25/5/13
St.Breward Patrol - Updated 11/5/13
No 5 Group - Group Commander Lt Arden Harris
St.Blazey Patrol -  Updated 11/5/13
Fowey Patrol - Added 12/5/13
No 6 Group - Grp Cdr Captain G H Sergeant along with 2nd Lt J F William Mewton.
St.Keyne Patrol - Updated 24/12/13
Morval (Looe) Patrol - Updated 4/6/15
Roseland Patrol
St. Germans Patrol - Updated 24/12/13
Pelynt Patrol - Updated 24/12/13
Lansallos Patrol - Updated 24/10/15
St. Ive Patrol
St.Juliot Patrol - Updated 31/5/15
Coads Green Patrol - Updated 24/12/13
Launceston Patrol - Updated 24/12/13
Bridgerule Patrol

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