Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Lincolnshire Auxiliary Unit Intelligence Officers.

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The County of Lincolnshire boasted 37 Auxiliary Units at the end of 1941, 30 when they were all completed and was Commanded by Captain Donald 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.

Through his contacts namely Major Peter Wilkinson of the Royal Fusiliers he was invited to a meeting with Colonel Gubbins and was given the responsibility of Intelligence Officer of the County of Lincolnshire and promoted to full Captain.  His two Officers commanding the Scout Sections were Lt Eric Dring from the Lincolnshire Regiment and Lt William Lamb of the Leicestershire Regiment who according to Hamilton-Hill were two very fine Officers with Dring going on to SOE serving in Asia and Lamb becoming the Intelligence Officer of Lincolnshire when Hamilton-Hill transferred out to SOE at the end of 1941.

It is understood that Blankney Hall in Lincolnshire was where Captain Hamilton-Hill had his HQ situated in the Stables. 

Captain Donald Hamilton-Hill  
The gates to Blankney Hall
Now lead to nowhere. The Hall was gutted by fire in1945 and later demolished.
© Copyright Jonathan Thacker 

At stand down, Lincolnshire was part of Group 2 along with North Riding, East Riding, Norfolk and Suffolk. The last IO was Major H L F Bucknall along with Captain A D Hubbard from their HQ at North Bar Within, Beverley, E. Yorkshire.

Beverley North Bar
Photo taken from North Bar Within
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