Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Spetisbury Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated on 24/11/13

A report by Will Ward (CART CIO for Dorset)

Thank you for selecting information on the Spetisbury Auxiliary Unit Patrol based near Blandford Forum and their Operational Base.

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.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

 

Spetisbury Blandford Forum Patrol

Back Row Left to Right: Reg Goddard, Jack Bugg, George Spicer, Jim Snook. Front Row Left to Right: John Strange, Maurice Tory, Alan Strange.

(This photograph appears in The Book of Stinsford by Kay Kearsey and Mike Cosgrove, published by Halsgrove in 2008.)

Rank  

Name 

DOB 

Sgt. 

William J 

Strange 

16/01/1912 

Pte. 

Maurice Arbon 

Tory 

16/12/1920 

Pte. 

Reg 

Goddard 

29/05/1903 

Pte. 

George H 

Spicer 

13/11/1915 

Pte. 

Jim 

Snook 

02/08/1912 

Pte. 

EJ 

Strange 

24/01/1914 

Pte. 

Jack 

Bugg 

16/01/1912 



 Maurice Tory and William Strange were farmers.

 

Spetisbury OB 1

Spetisbury OB 2

The OB is in Charlton Hill Coppice at ST902029. It has largely collapsed and only a small section of corrugated iron remains in position in the middle of the bunker. There are a few scattered earthenware drainage pipes as used for ventilation. Otherwise very little is left. Most of the OB has completely collapsed

Please note that this OB is on private land with no public access. The landowners kindly provided access for these photos to be taken.


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Additional information and photos from John Pidgeon. Further wartime photos and details are due to be published in his forthcoming book on the Dorset Home Guard.

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