Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Marton Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Research into this patrol and its training is 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 CART researchers have not found it yet.

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The Marton Patrol was part of No 1 Area with Capt E.R. Dixon JGIQ.142/1 as Group Commander assisted by 2nd Lt A. Stephenson JGIR.116/1 and CSM H. Attwood JFA.994/785

The Group C/o was Captain E R Dixon of Redcar. YJBK/869/457 DOB 08/06/1905 He was a Farmer and Contractor from Sunk Island. 2 I/C was Lt. A Stephenson of 42 Chester Road in Redcar with C S M H Attwood from Middlesbrough making the final member of the command structure. The group Sgt Clerk was Sgt George Johnson JCHL/10/1 DOB 06/08/1905 a Tractor Driver of Halsham.

Major Foljambe was the man in charge at the TA HQ based at 9 St Leonards in York. This was the area HQ and Administrative centre. The original Auxiliary Unit kits were delivered to Northallerton station and collected by the Intel Officer for distribution to their patrols.

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Sgt S Boynton JFFU.38/1  
Cpl J A Ogilvy JHUI.22/3
Pte R A Ogilvy JFPU.106/4
Pte F N Sutcliffe BU?D.327/1
Pte R Hill JFOL.55/3
Pte P Dawson JFPU.106/3
Pte H Wilton JFOL.195/8

Philip Dawson Marton Auxiliary Unit

Philip Dawson, Marton Auxiliary Unit Member

It was interesting to hear that Mrs Dawson said that Mr Dawson pictured above was not given a very nice time from people in the community about him being in a reserved occupation. His thoughts must of been “if only you knew” Mrs Dawson and the Family had no idea of Mr Dawson’s service in the Auxiliary Units and he never ever breathed a word of it. 

Marton Aux Unit Coleshill Plaque

The plaque above was placed on Memorial Tree number 10 in the grounds of GHQ Coleshill by Ann Dawson in loving memory to her father Philip Dawson.

Destroyed after the war. The Marton Operational Base stood within the grounds of Gunnergate Hall. The Hall has long since gone but the grounds are still there as a public park.

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Usual equipment supplied in the Aux kits is assumed.

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Nominal Rolls at the National Archive, Stephen Lewins (CIO Northumberland), The kind permission of the Family of Philip Dawson for his photograph.