Blakeney Auxiliary Unit Patrol and Operational Base.
This page was last updated 20/11/13
Thank you for selecting information on the Blakeney Auxiliary Unit
Patrol and their Operational Base in Norfolk. The info and images below have been supplied by Aux researchers
Evelyn Simak and Adrian Pye.
The patrol formed part of Norfolk Group 11 which also included
Walsingham patrol, Alethorpe/Ailthorpe patrol, Thursford and Cley Patrol.
CO Lt LN Brook
2nd Sgt JE Taylor
It is currently unknown when the patrol was formed.
TSCB 1/1 Sgt Hugh T Harcourt, Brecks Farm, Blakeney
TSCB 1/7 Peter Harcourt (son of HT Harcourt, recruited when 16 – part-time member
TRKJ 1/7 George Cubitt, New Barn, Blakeney **
TSCC 10/5 John Edwin Betts, Shepley House, Blakeney
TSCC 22/3 Ernie Parsons, Westgate Street, Blakeney
TSCB 24/1 Stanley J Taylor, Saxlingham Road, Blakeney - discharched
?TSCB 154/1 Albert R Holman (possibly Cley patrol)
TSCB 42/2 Alan C Hudson, Oakdene, Blakeney (part-time member)
The OB site was located in Blackthorn Covert, situated on the southern edge of Wiveton Downs a short distance
west of Wiveton Road. The small woodland has since been cut down and the land transformed into arable. (See
The OB was described to us as having been an Anderson Shelter.Observation Post/s: Currently
It was pulled out of the ground and the farmer used the corrugated sheets for the construction of a few pig huts.
No trace remains on the ground.
Training at Coleshill, 2-week course at Leicester Square Farm, Syderstone and several Sunday mornings at Lodge
Hill, Sheringham. 3 weeks at Sandown, Isle of Wight.
.303 Enfield rifles, striker board sewn to one trouser leg, dagger down the other leg, Smith & Wesson .38
Mr Cubitt (brother of patrol member George Cubitt) told us that there used to be a shed beside the public
footpath that leads from Saxlingham Road to Wiveton Road. The patrol members used to store their bicycles in this
shed, which was in the corner of a field beside Saxlingham Road, and walked to their OB by following the footpath
in south-easterly direction. The footpath is still in place but both the shed and the OB are
Peter Harcourt in: A Hoare, Standing up to Hitler (2002), Stephen Lewins CART CIO Northumberland; Mrs Janet
Harcourt, Wiveton (personal interview); Geoff Cubitt, Blakeney (personal interview)
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