Mountfield Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base.
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located in East Sussex. The info below has come from our internal archive.
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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Mountfield is a village and civil parish in East Sussex three miles (4.8 km) north-west of Battle. It is
mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the 17th century Gypsum was discovered here and the ore was mined throughout
WW2. The mine was connected by rail to the Hastings Main line.
Intelligence officers in charge of Sussex have included Captain John Gwynne, Major C F C Bond, Captain Ian Benson and Captain Roy Bradford.
At stand down Sussex was area 13. Mountfield was part of group 1 under the Area Group Commander Captain A Bailey
of Northium. The Patrols in Group 1 were Mountfield, Hellingley, Beckley (Broad Oak), Bodium, Herstmonceux,
Ashburnham, Icklesham, Crowhurst and Iden.
The Patrol was commanded by Sergeant Thomas
The other men in the Patrol were Richard (Dick).L. Goodsell, H Walter, D.C. Walter, and J.R. Carter,
Dick was the Gypsum Mines Train Driver and Tommy was the Surface Manager at the same mine (Mountfield Gypsum
mines). It is not known if they were related.
Currently unknown probably included Mountfield House a likely HQ. The Gypsom Mine, Main line
Currently unknown though it is assumed they trained at the regional HQ at Tottington Manor.
It is assumed they had access to the regular weapons and equipment listed here
For a detailed history of the Auxiliary Units in Sussex see Stewart Angell's book 'The Secret Sussex
Resistance', available to buy in our shop.
TNA reference WO199/3390, Hancock data held at B.R.A, CART Researchers, Dr Will Ward, Stewart Angell and Bill
Ashby. With thanks to Major R.C Everest RAMC (Rtd) & Andrew Everest.