Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Whitland Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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This page was last updated at 3:59pm on 29/11/13

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 our researchers have not found it yet.

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Whitland (Welsh: Hendy-gwyn) is a small town in Carmarthenshire,West Wales, lying on the river Taf.

Initially Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire were grouped together and administered from the HQ at Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen by the Intelligence Officer Captain J C Crawley. Other Intelligence Officers include Captains J H A McCue and Captain Woodward at The Cawdor, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.

Carmarthenshire was later to become part of Area 20 along with part of Glamorganshire and Pembrokeshire .

The Area No 20 GLAMORGAN to PEMBROKE – Groups: 1. Glamorgan.  2. Glamorgan.  3  Carmarthenshire. 4. Pembrokeshire.

The patrol was part of CARMARTHENSHIRE GROUP 3 which consisted of seven Patrols: 
Whitland, Llanfyrnach, Laugharnem, Hendy, Kidwelly, Conwil and Drefach patrols.

Group commander of these Patrols was Capt. J.G.Pretheroe-Beynon and Capt. J.R.Richards

Assistant Group Commanders:  Lieut. F.G.C.Goddard and Lieut. R.L.Yorath

Before stand down it is recorded that Carmarthenshire is part of Region 4 along with the whole of the South West Peninsular and Wales and the final Intelligence Officer was Major W W Harston based in Ashburton in Devon assisted by Captain G Woodward.

The IOs were being withdrawn from around September 1944 leaving the Area and Group Commanders.

Currently unknown.

Sgt. L.W. Jenkins of Whitland       
Sgt. I.W. Llewellyn of Narbeth
Pte. A or  H.D. Beynon of Ciffig   
Pte. J.A. Beynon of Ciffig        
Pte. G.M. Salmon of Manordaf, Whitland          
Pte. T.J.E. Davies of Pencoed (Joined Dec 1942)  
Pte. J.A. Skyrme of Whitland. (Recorded as joining Nov 1944)
also Pte. G Olive of Whitland who left to join HM Forces around late 1942.

Both Jenkins and Llewellyn have the rank of Sergeant recorded in the Nominal Rolls but could have acted at different times.    

Currently unknown.

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Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Charles Shrives of Milford Haven ( Pembrokeshire) patrol remembers : “Mr Protheroe-Beynon, a local farmer, was in charge of the Whitland Unit. We always beat them on schemes”

TNA WO199/3389. Major Hancock data held at B.R.A. The Story of Stokey Lewis by Ireland. The Last Ditch by David Lampe

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