Thank you for selecting information on the Scampston Auxiliary Unit Patrol
located in East Yorkshire. The info below has been compiled by Andy Gwynne.
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.
If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do
Scampston Patrol belonged to Group 2 of the Northern East Yorkshire Auxiliary Units which also
consisted Settrington and Norton Patrols.
Group 2 of the Northern East Yorkshire Auxiliary Units consisted of Norton, Settrington and Scampston Patrols.
They were Commanded by Lt Henry Towse who was the Scampston Gamekeeper and was born in 1904
Not currently known.
Sgt Joseph Allanby
Cpl Herbert Batty
Pte Alec Burrows
Pte Frank Burrows
Pte Sidney Temple
The location of the suspected OB is in an ice house on a PRIVATE
estate and full permission was given for the CART team to investigate the site. The suspected OB was
within the Ice House with a standard entry aisle.
What looks to be an escape tunnel has been hacked out of an internal wall.
The ice house stands in land adjacent to a spring fed lake. It's approx 30 feet from the lake side and is fenced
off and blocked off from passersby who walk the lakes.
Other physical remains inside: Stove Grate, large bunk bed frames big enough for two men
Observation Post: None found however traces of telephone cable within the ice
house tells us that an OP could be nearby.
Lt Henry Towse the Group Commander was the Head Gamekeeper of Scampston Hall where we suspect the OB was
located. It would have been an obvious choice for him has he knew this land and that the ice house was out of the
way of prying eyes. The rumour of it being an explosive store was more than likely a cover story for what was
really happening here.
Telephone cable attached to a wall Spike. Note the candle scorch marks.
Suspected escape tunnel. This has been hacked out of the wall and would of been big enough for a man
to have exited through. We could not find where it surfaced.
Possible bunk bed frames of substantial size. Two men could have used these in
RAF Stations Wombleton and Cottam are in the area.