Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Pen-y-Fai Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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This page was last updated at 3:29pm on 29/11/13

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Pen-y-Fai is a village in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales falling within the Bridgend electoral ward. It has one shop, a chapel and All Saints church (Church in Wales). It also has a pub, the Pheasant, and was once a village for employees of the Llewellyn estate.

The Area: No 19  GLAMORGAN (Part – Groups 4a & 4b) , MONMOUTH Group 3, HEREFORD Group 2, and WORCESTER Groups 1a & 1b.

The patrol was part of GLAMORGAN GROUP 4B: which consisted of five Patrols: “Pen-y-Fai”, “Coity”, “Heol-Y-Cyw”, ““Ewenny”, and ““Kenfig Hill” patrols.

Group commander of these Patrols was Lt. Leyshon Owen  Assist. Group Commander  2nd Lt. William Stafford Smith.

Currently unknown.

Sgt. Alfred Charles Wood     
Cpl. Ivor Henry Prescott       
Pte. John James Williams     
Pte. Kenneth Geoffrey Knill  
Pte. Mervyn Thomas            
Pte. Gwynaefin Morgan   

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown.

Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Currently unknown.

TNA WO199/3389, & data from CART researcher Stephen Lewins.

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