Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Stoborough Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Thank you for selecting information on the Stoborough Auxiliary Unit Patrol and Operational Base. This patrol report was provided by CART CIO for Dorset Dr. Will Ward.

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.

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Group Commander was Captain Fortnum from Bloxworth, with help from Lt Quick from Wareham. Sgt Bridges, Grenadier Guards delivered equipment early on (prob Jan-June 1941)


Name Date of Birth Occupation  . Died
Sgt. William J Randall 30/6/1893 Farmer . .
Pte. Eric William Randall 14/02/2015 Farmer . .
Pte Bernard George Randall 12/09/1925 Farmer . .
Pte H J Randall  Under age . Discharged 3/1/1944 .
Pte. Archibald D Baskett 07/07/1907 . . .
Pte. E Samways 18/12/1906  . . .
Pte. S G Selby  16/01/1900 . . .
Pte. P A Harris 20/04/1905 . Discharged medically unfit 14/10/1943 .

The patrol was dominated by the Randall family who had farmed in Stoborough for over a century. There were four members of the family in the patrol, though the youngest was too young and as soon as this was realised he was discharged again.

Unknown location on Stoborough Heath.





National Archives WO199/3390, 199/3391,

1911 census