Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Herstmonceux Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 6:16pm on 11/5/14

Thank you for selecting information on the Herstmonceux 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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Herstmonceux is a village in the Wealden district of East 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. Herstmonceux was part of group 1 under the Area Group Command of Captain A Bailey along with Mountfield, Hellingly, Beckley (Broad Oak), Bodiam, Crowhurst, Icklesham, Ashburnham and Iden Patrols. 

Currently unknown

Very little is yet known about this patrol or the location of its OB. Only Sgt Blackwell's name is confirmed as the patrol leader.

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

Sergeant Stanley Howard Blackwell of Windmill Hill
Reginald C Richardson of Meadow View
Arthur H J Honeysett of Herstmonceux
Bernard J Honeysett of Boreham Street
Douglas H Honeysett of Boreham Street
Reginald B H Saunders of Boreham Street
H Maclean of Hailsham

Though this may not be totally accurate and they could have been in a nearby Patrol.

Currently unknown.

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, Nina Hannaford and Will Ward.

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