Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


This page was last updated on 6/12/16

Kent Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

Our County Information Officer (CIO) in this area is:

Name: Phil Evans

Email:  Tel:  N/A

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! 
If you have any information about the Auxiliary Units please do get in touch with us.

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

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. 


Kent Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link.

No 1 Group - Lead by Captain Thomas Neame + Lt Frederick Foster
Badlesmere Patrol
Doddington Patrol
Dunkirk Patrol
Oare Patrol
Lynsted Patrol
No 2 Group - Lead by Captain John Foreman + Lt H.J. Highwood
Goudhurst Patrol
Cranbrook 'Pepper' Patrol
Smarden Patrol - Added 23/3/14
East Sutton Patrol
No 3 Group - Lead by Captain Bill Gardner
Blean Patrol
Herne Bay 'Blackberry' Patrol - Added 23/10/13
Monkton 'Gherkin' Patrol - Updated 9/6/13
Manston 'Savoy' Patrol
Manston 'Maize' Patrol - Added 7/11/15
No 4 Group - Lead by Captain John Marchant + Lt Guy Steed
Wickhambreaux 'Mustard' Patrol - Added 23/3/14
Bekesbourne 'Mint' Patrol - Added 23/3/14
Ash 'Marrow' Patrol - Added 23/3/14
Sutton 'Stoat' Patrol - Added 23/3/14
Bridge 'Swede' Patrol - Updated 25/5/15
No 5 Group - Lead by Lt Alfred Chester Beatty
Molash 'Badger' Patrol - Added 8/7/13
Challock Patrol
Charing Patrol
Westwell Leacon 'Onion' Patrol
Biddenden Patrol  
No 6 Group - Lead by Lt William G. Johnson
Queensborough Patrol
Minster Patrol
No 7 Group - Lead by Lt Fenwick Luke
Rolvenden Patrol
Gibbet Oak Patrol - Updated 23/10/13
Snargate 'Mushroom' Patrol
New Romney 'Truffle' Patrol
No 8 Group - Lead by Lt Jack Graves + 2 Lt Charlie Graves
Dymchurch 'Toadstool' Patrol - Updated 6/12/16
Aldington 'Fungus' Patrol
Elham Patrol
Hastingleigh 'Haricot' Patrol
Crundale 'Carrot' Patrol - Added 26/8/15
No 9 Group - Lead by Lt Cecil G. Lines
Wootton Patrol
Acrise Patrol  
Drellingore Patrol
Guston Patrol

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