Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


This page was last updated at on 13/5/17

Isle of Wight Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

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Please Note: Research into this county and its patrols are still 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 our researchers have not found it yet! 
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The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret groups of volunteers created by the British government, during the Second World War, with the aim of resisting the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

The guerrilla units, sometimes referred to as a part of the British Resistance Organisation, were initiated by Winston Churchill in the early summer of 1940. He appointed Colonel Colin Gubbins to found them. The Auxiliary Units answered to GHQ Home Forces, but were organised as if part of the local Home Guard. Read more here

There were 14 suspected patrols on the Island.
Regional Headquarters

Intelligence Officers

Group Commanders Click here for information of Special Duties Branch activity in this county 
  Click here to read other information on this county Click here for a lists of suspected Auxiliers in this county   
Operational Map 
Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do not indicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here. 


Isle of Wight Patrols
Based on an official file that shows patrol leaders listed in the following towns we suspect that there could have been patrols in these areas.
No 9 Group (East side of Isle) - Lead by Capt H.C.A. Blishen + 2 Lt S.G. Taylor
Newport 1 Patrol
Newport 2 Patrol
Arreton Patrol - Updated 13/5/17
Shanklin Patrol
Godshill Patrol - Updated 13/5/17
Whitwell Patrol
Ryde Patrol - Updated 20/8/16
Sandown Patrol
No 10 Group (West side of Isle) - Lead by Lt J.T.W. Fisk + 2 Lt C.W. Burt
Newport 3 Patrol
Brighstone Patrol     
Calbourne Patrol
Chillerton Patrol
Northwood Patrol
Newtown Patrol
Ningwood Patrol

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