Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Neatishead Auxiliary Unit Patrol and Operational Base.

This page was last updated 20/11/13

Thank you for selecting information on the Neatishead Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Norfolk. The info and images below have been supplied by Aux researchers Evelyn Simak and Adrian Pye.

The patrol formed part of Norfolk Group 4 which also included Hoveton and Happisburgh patrols

CO Lt LS Harris (1940 – 1943), schoolteacher - Field House, Hoveton.
National reg. Number: TRXZ 170/1

Capt RW Eades - Norwich Wayside, Frettenham, St. Friths

• Capt Reginald William Eades started as Lt. then promoted to Capt. He was Group 1 and 4 A & Q which is Adjutant and Quartermaster. Sgt then Lt L S Harris was called up in 1943. Eades was promoted to Capt and Group 4 area CO.
(Info: Stephen Lewins)

It is currently unknown when the patrol was formed.

Sgt Bertie William Charles Cox (5 Council Houses, Neatishead)
Cpl Philip George Jolly (Church Road, Neatishead)
Pte Charles William Bush
Pte Harry Harvey (Point House, Neatishead)
Pte Edward Albert Kirk (8 Hoveton St. Peter, Horning)
Pte Stanley Herbert Storey
A W Blake (Water Lane, Neatishead)
* Lt. Alfred George Douglas Greenshields (Holly Grove, Neatishead)

Info re patrol members names from: Stephen Lewins
*Alfred George Douglas Greenshields married Isobel Parker (daughter of Robert Edward Parker and Emily Paul) in 1946. He died on 20 July 1947

The OB site is located in a private woodland which forms part of the Burnt Fen Estate, Neatishead.

Accessed by kind permission of the owners.

According to Mr Gillmore who used to play in the OB as a boy, it had a deep brick-built drop-down shaft and a Nissen-hut type main chamber with brick end walls. The structure has long since collapsed and the depression filled with rubbish for many years. A slight depression remains on the ground which at the time of our visit in mid-August 2011 was much overgrown.

Neatishead Auxiliary Unit 1

Neatishead Auxiliary Unit 2

Neatishead Auxiliary Unit 3

Observation Post/s:  Currently unknown

RAF Neatishead was close by and would have been a possible training target as well as a real target in case of an invasion.

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F.G.W “Freddie” Jolly, Allendale , Sutton. M Harvey and June Cole. Rachel Campbell Johnston, Garden Cottage, Burnt Fen Lane. Stephen Lewins, CART CIO Northumberland. Allan Gillman (gamekeeper), Keepers Cottage, Burnt Fen Lane. A Hoare, Standing up to Hitler (2002)

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