Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


This page was last updated at 10:31am on 12/7/15 

Worcestershire 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

There were 8 patrols in Worcestershire.
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. 


Worcestershire  Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link.
Group 1 (a)  - Lead by Group Commander Lt E.M van Moppes
Bishampton 'David' Patrol - Updated 11/7/15
Overbury Patrol Updated 12/7/15
Alfrick 'Jehu' Patrol - Updated 11/7/15
Group 1 (b)  - Lead by Group Commander 2nd Lt R G Smith
Crowle 'Joshua' Patrol - Updated 12/7/15
Claines Patrol - Updated 12/7/15
Broadheath 'Samson' Patrol Updated 12/7/15
Malvern Patrol - Added 31/10/12
X Platoon (BBC Wood Norton) - Added 31/10/12

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