Felton Auxiliary Unit Patrol
was last updated at 3:19pm on 27/1/14
Thank you for selecting information on the Felton Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their
Operational Base in Northumberland. The info and images below have been supplied by CART's Northumberland CIO
PTE. G.H. Anderson
Sgt. A. Hall
L/C H.S. Turnbull
Jimmy Robinson was also in the patrol but he was sadly killed after a rock fall while training with explosives.
This is no thought to have happened in the quarry at Felton.
This O.B. no longer exists it was demolished and used as land fill when a small quarry was
filled in some years ago.
Click on the map above to view a larger version.
The site although called Felton was in fact between Newton on the Moor and Swarland. It was close to a minor road
that leads to Longframlington and close to Newton Hall. There is now a plantation of trees on the site. I was
informed by a local man who was working in the area at the time of the O.B.s destruction that the quarry was filled
with all types of rubbish before being landscaped which is when the O.B. went. It was claimed that there was still
equipment and possibly a radio still inside when they cleared the site. I have not been able to confirm this though
I have no reason to doubt it.
The O.B. was built by the 184 (s) Tunnelling Company R.E.
RAF Acklington and RAF Eshott, the east coast main line and the Amble branch. The army camp at Acton near
Felton. River Coquet bridges at Felton and Weldon Bridge.
Training on farmland and local quarry also Melville House in
Unknown, but it is assumed that they would have access to the “standard” Auxiliary weapons of a Browning Automatic Rifle, a Thompson
Machine Gun and two Enfield rifles.
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