Bilton Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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A patrol report on the Bilton Auxiliary Unit Patrol in
East Ridings by Andy Gwynne and assisted by Martyn Owst. If you can
help with any info please contact us.
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.
If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do
Skirlaugh Patrol was part of Group No 8.
It is unknown when the patrol was
Commanded by Captain Stanley Holmes DOB 10/04/1896, a Provision Merchant at Cottingham. The Group Sergeant was
Sgt Robert E Williams of Hull DOB 12/05/1901, a works foreman. He had originally been a member of the South Cave
Patrol when he lived in that area.
The following are the entries found in the Nominal Roll.
Members 1944 List
Date of Birth
|Sgt Frank Jameson
|Cpl John H Holley
|Pte Albert Carr
|Pte Albert H Grantham
|Pte W Jubb
OB was built into the Drain side. All that remains are depressions.
Just a hole in the ground now marks the Bilton Auxiliary Unit Patrol Operations
Bilton was in the same group as Cottingham North and
Cottingham South which is very strange. These OB’s were
over 8 Miles apart as the crow flies and many more by road as they were at the East and West of the City of
Kingston Upon Hull. It would of made better sense to have Bilton as part of the Skirlaugh Group and Cottingham in
with the Beverley Group.
No Targets can be found for this Patrol but I feel the road to the North around 500 metres away is the main
coast road from Hull to all Eastern Coast towns.
This Patrols training was done at Burton Constable Hall under the watchful eyes of Mr Robert Thirsk, the Estate
Gamekeeper and a WW1 Veteran
Canadian Ross .30 rifle, Revolvers, Commando Knives, Sten Guns and a .22 Sniper
East Ridings Secret Resistance
by Alan Williamson, Stephen Lewins CART CIO Northumberland.
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