Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Northumberland Auxiliary Units Other Info

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Possibly one at Alnwick/Shilbottle though little evedence. One far west from the AU set up on Warden Hill, near Hexham.

One member Trooper/Cpl Louis Henry Baker (SLI) joined the Northumberland Aux with Capt Victor Albert Gough (SLI). The Somersets were based at Middleton Hall near Belford during WW2.

MorpethRead an article about the Bedlington Auxiliers who protected the Queen here

This article was on the Auxiliers who worked at Balmoral.

Chathill Post Office

Chathill Post Office

Here is a photograph of Chathill Post Office in Northumberland, it looks like it has never changed from the day it opened. It was used by the Auxiliary Units in Northumberland for secret mail between them and the higher command. It is not far from Seahouses which was the Northumberland Aux. HQ for a while and the original training ground near Belford (Shielow Castle) where Anthony Quayle had his HQ.

Several O.B.s are fairly near Swinhoe/Bloomfield, West Fallodon, Sionside also RAF Brunton and Doxford Hall used as a Regular Army HQ and Secret radio/radar station.

Chathill Memo

The Post Office is at the end of the north bound platform of Chathill railway station which would make sending messages to HQ in Darlington, York and further a field easy and you could probably get a reply within a couple of hours by the next north bound train. Though not as famous as Highworth P.O. it certainly played it`s part.

By Stephen Lewins.