Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Small Dole Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 7:23am on 9/1/16

Thank you for selecting information on the Small Dole Auxiliary Unit Patrol located in Sussex. The info below has come from our internal archive and Charles Scragg.

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.

Small Dole is a village in West Sussex in the Parish of Henfield.

Intelligence officers in charge of Sussex have included Captain John Gwynne, Major C F C Bond, Captain Ian Benson and Captain L Roy Bradford.

At stand down Sussex was area 13 Small Dole was part of group 3 under the Area Group Command of Captain A Cooper of Small Dole, along with Goodwood, Stansted, Warningcamp, North Stoke, West Stoke, Clapham, Arundel, Wiston and Selsey (South Mundham) Patrols.

Area Commander Captain A Cooper. A corn merchant from Small Dole.
Sergeant Bernard Coleman. A Farmer from Henfield.
Bernard Chaplin. A gunsmith
Fred T Cooke and his brother
George H Cooke, both farmers.
Richard Griffiths. A farmer.
Ralph G Paine
William Parker. A farmer

Aiming to place all Auxiliers in their Patrols, CART has used the home addresses recorded on the nominal roll to include: George A E Cooper of Henfield. Though he could have been in a nearby Patrol.

Charles Scragg has contacted us to say he feels thats Capt A Cooper of Small Dole was known as George. He thinks his initials were A.G. with George as his second name. George lived at Small Dole after the war.

Charles also remembers his father, of the Wiston Patrol, speaking of driving with George, with a break for refreshment at the George and Dragon at Houghton, to Stansted with a load of high explosives. This was after the patrols had been stood down and the gamekeeper there was responsible for collecting the unused explosives.

Another known Auxilier that lived within the area of Wiston was N A Cue. The nominal roll gives a registration number but then is recorded as “entered in error”.

Though, again he could be from nearby Patrols.

Thought to be near to Old Erringham Farm which encompasses the deserted medieval village of  Old Errinham.


Old Erringham.© Copyright Simon Carey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Currently unknown though it is assumed they trained at the regional HQ at Tottington Manor.

Currently unknown but it is assumed they had access to to standard arms and explosives.

TNA reference WO199/3391, Hancock data held at B.R.A, CART researchers Stewart Angell, Bill Ashby and Will Ward, Charles Scragg.