Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Eyke Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Thank you for selecting information on the Eyke Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Suffolk. The info and images below have been supplied by Aux researchers Evelyn Simak and Adrian Pye and our internal archive.

The patrol formed part of Woodbridge Group which also included

Nacton patrol, Woodbridge patrol, Debach (Otley) patrol, Dalinghoo (Pettistree) patrol and Great Bealings patrol

CO Capt DW Beeton
2nd Lt MR Taylor

It is currently unknown when the patrol was formed.

Sgt CW Carter
Cpl AM Smith
Cpl RG Clark
A S Page
Roy Goddard
Bill Churchyard
? Smith

The woodland this OB is situated in is privately owned.

All we had to go on was the very sparse information lodged at the DOB and a dot on the map in G Dewing’s book. Mr Malcolm Caley who knows the OB from the time when it was still accessible, kindly led us to it.

Eyke Auxiliary Unit 1 Eyke Auxiliary Unit 2

The OB is situated on the edge of a mature woodland that adjoins the playing field. In order to prevent children from accessing it both entrance and access were blocked a few years ago. Three small depressions can be observed on the ground, two right beside each other and a third about 16 metres distant, indicating the location of both exit and entrance.

We were unable to establish what could have caused the third depression. There is no depression in the ground in-between and we therefore believe that the main chamber has not caved in and may hence still be intact. According to information lodged at BROM Parham the OB was removed.

There remains three small depressions in the ground, 2 at east end and one at its western end.

The distance between the depressions in the ground from east to west measures about 16 metres

The Orientation is E/W -- 95ft ASL

Mr Caley described a deep drop-down shaft entrance at each end, both lined with corrugated sheets and these were accessible by a ladder. The main chamber consisted of a Nissen-type hut.

Observation Post/s: Currently unknown.

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BROM Parham, Stephen Lewins CART CIO Northumberland; DOB; Malcolm Caley, Aldeburgh (personal interview); Geoff Dewing, Suffolk’s Secret Army (1996)

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