Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Grasby 'Patrol 2B' Auxiliary Unit Patrol and Operational Base.

This page was updated at 11:00am on 14/8/12

Thank you for selecting information on the Grasby Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Lincolnshire. Field work carried out by Roger Green and all pictures are made available by Roger. Unit Member research carried out by Andy Gwynne.

Group 2 Area Commander Captain DS Parker
Group 2 Group Commander Lt S Fisk
Group 2 Group Commander 2 Lt W Riggall

Not known

Patrol Leader Sgt. P Hand
Cpl C Hasnip
Pte H Foster
Pte A Baker
Pte G Feirn

The OB is situated on private woodland near Grasby which was accessed by kind permission of the owner.

The OB was constructed of breeze-block and concrete sections. Main living quarter made bigger with insertion of a 2 foot centre.

Grasby Auxiliary Unit Patrol OB

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Grasby OB 1

  Grasby OB 1

Grasby OB 3

Grasby OB 4

Grasby OB 5

The escape entrance is unlike escape route at Coleshill OB in as much it is possible to walk upright along it.

Other physical remains: It is believed that another OB is nearby but all that remains is a shallow hollow.

Observation Post/s:  Currently unknown

Kirmington Airfield (now Humberside Airport)

It is believed that they went to Coleshill for initial training.

Initially they were hidden in the Old Vicarage at Grasby.

 Nothing currently.

Veronica Feirn (daughter of Auxilier), Councillor Strange, John Andrew.

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