Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


This page was last updated on 13/6/17

Sussex Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

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The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret groups of volunteers created by the British government, during the Second World War, with the aim of resisting the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

The guerrilla units, sometimes referred to as a part of the British Resistance Organisation, were initiated by Winston Churchill in the early summer of 1940. He appointed Colonel Colin Gubbins to found them. The Auxiliary Units answered to GHQ Home Forces, but were organised as if part of the local Home Guard. Read more here

Sussex had 247 Auxiliers which included 9 Officers. 15 Auxiliers are known but not recorded on the roll making a total of 262.
Regional Headquarters

Intelligence Officers

Group Commanders Click here for information of Special Duties Branch activity in this county 
  Click here to read other information on this county Click here for a lists of suspected Auxiliers in this county   
Operational Map 
Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do not indicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here. 


Sussex Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link.

No 1 Group - Lead by Capt. A. Bailey
Mountfield Patrol - Updated 11/5/14
Hellingly Patrol - Added 4/5/14
Beckley/Broad Oak Patrol - Updated 15/11/16
Bodiam Patrol - Added 19/5/14
Herstmonceux Patrol - Added 11/5/14
Ashburnham Patrol - Added 5/5/14
Icklesham Patrol - Updated 11/5/14
Crowhurst Patrol - Added 4/5/14
Iden Patrol
No 2 Group - Lead by Capt. R.B. Edmondson
Abbot's Wood Patrol - Added 8/2/13
Ringmer Patrol - Updated 6/5/14
Rodmell Patrol - Updated 4/5/14
Hurstpierpoint Patrol - Updated 30/6/15
Firle Patrol - Updated 11/5/14
Cooksbridge Patrol - Updated 11/5/14
Staplefield Patrol - Updated 11/5/12
Bishopstone Patrol - Added 4/5/14
Ditchling Patrol - Updated 13/6/17
No 3 Group - Lead by Capt. A. Cooper
Goodwood Patrol - Updated 26/3/14
Stansted Patrol - Updated 27/3/14
Warningcamp Patrol - Updated 26/3/14
North Stoke Patrol - Added 27/3/14
West Stoke Patrol - Updated 26/3/14
Wiston Patrol - Updated 31/5/15
Clapham Patrol - Updated 26/3/14
Arundel Patrol - Updated 26/3/14
Small Dole Patrol - Added 17/3/14
Selsey/South Mundham Patrol - Added 26/3/14

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