Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Swainswick Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated on 15/11/16

Thank you for selecting information on the Swainswick Auxiliary Unit Patrol and Operational Base.

Rear row, left to right; Cyril James Cryer (Note pistol holster), Malcolm Thomas Shackell, either George Henry Pow or James Campbell Taylor. Front row, left to right; George Henry Davis, John Leslie Shackell  (M.T.Shackell’s nephew).

Other than the picture above, the only info we have on this location or patrol has been provided by the Defence Of Britain Project undertaken by the Council for British Archaeology.

Some of this can be seen below;

Location: SW of Tadwick; Swainswick; Bath and North East Somerset; England

OSGB Grid ref. - ST 740 702
Lat/Lon (OSGB36) - 002 22 26 W 51 25 46 N 

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The Defence of Britain Project, ran from April 1995 to March 2002 under the auspices of the Council for British Archaeology. In that time, nearly 20,000 twentieth century military sites in the United Kingdom were recorded by an army of some 600 volunteers.