Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Essex Auxiliary Units Other Info.

The Mystery Colchester Bunker


Read about Gordon Drake from the Colchester Patrol here


At the end of the war, stand down photos were taken. One includes all the patrol NCOs for each patrol, another includes the rest of the men as well. However not all were present for this occasion.

Essex Auxiliary Units

Back Row
Don Williams (Rochford), David Antill (Thundersley), Charlie Fance (Rochford), John Tomlinson (Rayleigh), Michael Ford (Hockley), Eddie Southern (Rayleigh)

Middle Row
Jack Murphy (Rayleigh), Bert Cocks (Hockley), Don Handscombe (Thundersley), Doug Cater (Rochford), George Clarke ( Hockley), George Sargeant ( Rochford)

Front Row
George Billardis (Canvey), Rupert Ives (Canvey), Jack Rodwell (Hockley), Bill Heath (AGC), Jack Ford (GC), Bob Baptie (AGC), Jack Burles (Rochford), Len Downes (Rayleigh), Fred Harris (Thundersley)