Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Chepstow "Abraham" Auxiliary Unit and their Operational Base.

This page was last updated at 9:00pm on 12/10/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Chepstow "Abraham" Patrol Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Monmouthshire. The info below has come from our archive.

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.

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Sgt Fred Price from Chepstow
Pte later Cpl Claud Edward Edmonds from Chepstow
Pte George Arthur Major from Chepstow
Pte Benjamin Tom Proctor from Chepstow
Pte Brian Maltby Kerruish from Chepstow
Pte Trevor Morgan Jones from Chepstow
Pte Goronwy Hywel Jones from Chepstow
Pte David Tudor Davies from Chepstow
 
  
 
The Operational Base is located on  a golf course at the Marriot St Pierre Hotel and Country Club near Chepstow. There is no access to the public and it is very unsafe.
 
Chepstow Operational Base 1
 
Chepstow Operational Base 2
 
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Group training courses with target practice were arranged every 4-5 weeks at the derelict Glen Court mansion, Llantrissant near Usk. Pertholey House near Newbridge on Usk and Belmont House near Langstone. 
 
An annual training camp with members from other Patrols was held at Southerdown. The men were billeted at Dunraven Castle which was also home to evacuees during the war. 
 
The men were taught how to make sticky bombs, use a selection of guns, grenades, fuses and pencil bombs. Each patrol was issued with Fairbairn Sykes and Bowie knives which were particularly lethal instruments. The men were taught advanced ‘thuggery’ and became very highly skilled in how to kill silently using knives or the cheese cutter garrotte. The men were basically not meant to be a confrontational unit, but lone sentries would no doubt have been targets for silent execution. 
 
  
 
 Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Brian Kerruish was a Veterinary Surgeon at Llanover Lodge in Welsh Street and George Major was the manager of the Red and White Bus Company. Neither ever spoke of their time in the Patrol.

David Davies' widow recalled many years later : " He joined the Chepstow LDV in 1940 aged 32 and very soon became a member of 202 Regiment [Auxiliary Units]...spending days and nights away from home, very heavily armed and trained in unarmed combat. He never gave any reason for the arms he had or why he spent so much time training."



TNA WO199/3389,CART researcher Sallie Mogford, BBC, Dr.Will Ward.

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