Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Scampston Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 10:31am on 26/6/13

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 contact us.

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.

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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.

Scampston Auxiliary Unit 1

Telephone cable attached to a wall Spike. Note the candle scorch marks.

Scampston Auxiliary Unit 2

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.

Scampston Auxiliary Unit 3

Possible bunk bed frames of substantial size. Two men could have used these in comfort.

RAF Stations Wombleton and Cottam are in the area.

16 miles to the South is Middleton on the Wolds, the Yorkshire HQ and Training Area

It is believed they were equipped with the usual stock of weapons

Currently unknown

Nominal Rolls at the National Archive.