Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


This page was last updated at on 14/5/16

Northumberland Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

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Our County Information Officer (CIO) in this area is:

Name: Stephen Lewins

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Please Note: Research into this county and its patrols are still 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 our researchers have not found it yet! 
If you have any information about the Auxiliary Units please do get in touch with us.

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

There were 21 patrols in Northumberland.
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. 


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

No 1 Group - Lead by Lt J.W.L. Carmichael + 2 Lt J.C. Scott
Scremerston Patrol - Added 27/5/14
Allerdean Patrol - Updated 27/1/14
Halidon Hill Patrol - Added 31/5/15
No 2 Group  - Lead by Lt Headley + 2 Lt R.T.Dryden  
Kyloe Patrol - Updated 27/1/14
Milfield Patrol
Wooler Patrol
Belford/Sionside Patrol - Updated 27/1/14
Duddo Patrol - Added 15/1/13
No 3 Group - Lead by GC (JR) + 2 Lt E. Green  
Swinhoe/Broomford Patrol - Updated 27/1/14
West Fallodon Patrol - Updated 27/1/14
Warenford Patrol - Updated 27/1/14
Alnwick/Shipley Patrol - Added 2/3/15
No 4 Group - Lead by Lt A. Carmichael + 2 Lt W.A. Mitchell 
Felton Patrol - Updated 27/1/14
Paxtondene Patrol - Updated 24/12/13
Hebron Patrol - Updated 14/5/16
Netherwhitton Patrol - Updated 10/8/14
Gubeon/Ogle Patrol - Updated 5/6/15
No 5 Group - Lead by Maj. R.C. Hall + Lt J. Whitfield  
Choppington Patrol - Updated 27/8/15
East Cramlington/Hartford Patrol - Added 6/9/11
Stobswood Patrol - Updated 29/5/12
Acklington Patrol - Updated 27/1/14

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