Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Hellingly Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 4:28pm on 4/5/14

Thank you for selecting information on the Hellingly Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in Sussex. The info below has been compiled from our internal archive.

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.

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Hellingly is a village in the Wealden district of Sussex.

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. Hellingly was part of group 1 under the Area Group Command of Captain A Bailey along with Mountfield, Crowhurst , Beckley (Broad Oak), Bodiam, Herstmonceux, Icklesham, Ashburnham and Iden Patrols.

Currently unknown

Sergeant John Richards, a farm manager
T B “Bert” Harris, a farmer
J L “Jack” Baker, a gamekeeper
W G “Jack” Veness, a market gardener.
S J S “John” White, a peach grower
J T “Dougie” Land, a farmer worker who died February 1944

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

Stephen H Bovis of Hellingly
Reginald  L Cornford of Hellingly.

Though they could have been in a nearby Patrol.

The OB was in Park Wood, Hellingly. Park Wood is owned by the Environment Agency and managed by East Sussex County Council.

Hellingley Auxiliary Unit Patrol

Park Wood. © Copyright Robin Webster

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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