Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


This page was last updated on 18/7/17

Lincolnshire Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

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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

The County of Lincolnshire boasted 37 Auxiliary Units at the end of 1941, 30 when they were all completed and was Commanded by Captain Duncan Hamilton-Hill from the very early days of 1940 when he was an acting Captain at the War Office in Section MIL (b) which was responsible for British Military Missions Overseas.
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. 


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

No 1 Group - Group Commander Lt H Marshall assisted by Lt W Riggall
Worlaby Patrol (1a) - Added 12/10/11
Barton-upon-Humber "Sugarloaf" Patrol (1b) - Updated 23/8/15
Elsham Patrol (1c) - Updated 29/8/15
Saxby All Saints Patrol (1d) - Updated 29/8/15
Great Limber Patrol (1e) - Updated 18/7/17
No 2 Group - Group Commander Cpt. D S Parker assisted by Lt S Frisk and Lt Halmshaw
South Kelsey Patrol (2a) - Updated 26/11/15
Grasby Patrol (2b) - Added 14/8/12
Wold Newton (or Swallow) Patrol (2c) - Updated 29/8/15
Ulceby/Kirmington area Patrol (2e) - Updated 31/12/15
Hatcliffe Patrol (2d) - Updated 5/12/15
Thornton Curtis Patrol (2f) - Added 19/10/13
No 3 Group - Group Commander Cpt. F Dawson
Dalby area Patrol (3a)Updated  6/6/15
Alford (or Well) area Patrol (3b)Updated  6/6/15
Sutterby area Patrol (3c)Updated  6/6/15
No 4 Group - Group Commander Cpt. W Greenwood
Boston A Patrol (4a) - Added 18/10/13
Butterwick area Patrol (4b) - Updated 26/11/15
Boston B Patrol (4c) - Added 18/10/13
Friskney area Patrol (4d) - Updated 26/11/15
No 5 Group - Group Commander Cpt L I Clarke
Donington area Patrol (5a) - Added 18/10/13
Swaton Patrol (5b) - Updated 31/12/15
Swineshead Patrol (5c) - Updated 31/12/15
Kirton Patrol (5d) - Updated 18/12/15
No 6 Group - Group Commander Lt W J Ground
Weston area Patrol (6a) - Added 14/10/13
Holbeach Patrol (6b) - Updated 18/12/15
Gosberton area Patrol (6c) - Updated 18/12/15
Spalding area Patrol (6d) - Added 14/10/13
No 7 Group - Group Commander Cpt. C N King (MC)
Tilney St Lawrence Patrol (7a) - Added 15/8/12
Emneth Patrol (7b) - Added 14/10/13
Sutton Bridge Patrol (7c) - Added 14/10/13
Crowland Patrol (7d) - Updated 5/12/15

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