Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Kidwelly Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Kidwelly (Welsh: Cydweli) is a town in Carmarthenshire, west Wales, approximately 10 miles (16 km) north-west of the main town of Llanelli.

Initially Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire were grouped together and administered from the HQ at Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen by the Intelligence Officer Captain J C Crawley. Other Intelligence Officers include Captains J H A McCue and Captain Woodward at The Cawdor, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.

Carmarthenshire was later to become part of Area 20 along with part of Glamorganshire and Pembrokeshire .

The Area No 20 GLAMORGAN to PEMBROKE – Groups: 1. Glamorgan.  2. Glamorgan.  3  Carmarthenshire. 4. Pembrokeshire.

The patrol was part of CARMARTHENSHIRE GROUP 3 which consisted of seven Patrols: 
Whitland, Llanfyrnach, Laugharnem, Hendy, Kidwelly, Conwil and Drefach patrols.

Group commander of these Patrols was Capt. J.G.Pretheroe-Beynon and Capt. J.R.Richards

Assistant Group Commanders:  Lieut. F.G.C.Goddard and Lieut. R.L.Yorath

Before stand down it is recorded that Carmarthenshire is part of Region 4 along with the whole of the South West Peninsular and Wales and the final Intelligence Officer was Major W W Harston based in Ashburton in Devon assisted by Captain G Woodward.

The IOs were being withdrawn from around September 1944 leaving the Area and Group Commanders.

Currently unknown.

Sgt. D. Mitchell                    
Cpl. E.L. Lewis                    
Pte. W.A. Thomas                     
Pte. R.W Johns                         
Pte. D.W. Thomas                
Pte. M.J. Lewis
Pte W L Evans
also Pt T Hughes (Left to join HM Forces late 1942)
Pte A. B. Hughes (Left to join HM Forces late 1942)
Pte A J Jones (Left to join HM Forces late 1942)
Pte E H Latham (Left to join HM Forces late 1942)

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown.

Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Currently unknown.

TNA WO199/3389. Major Hancock data held at B.R.A. The Story of Stokey Lewis by Ireland. The Last Ditch by David Lampe

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