Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Great Limber (1e) Auxiliary Unit and Operational Base.

Thank you for selecting information on the Great Limber (1e) Auxiliary Unit and their Operational Base in Lincolnshire. The info below has been supplied by our internal archive. Images kindly provided by Stephen Ellis.

This page was last updated on 18/7/17

Great Limber was part of group 1 along with Barton-upon-Humber, Elsham, Saxby All Saints and Worlaby Patrols.

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 contact us.

The Area “North 1” Commander was Captain D S Parker.

Group commander of these Patrols was Lt H Marshall assisted by Lt W Riggall.

Currently unknown.

Sergeant R Oats
Corporal R Atkinson
Private C Oats
Private A Ashton
Private O Theaker
Private Milsome Needler. Born 30.1.1914, Boundary Farm, Grasby Road, Great Limber. TNAO 89/3

George Blackburn was the first leader of the patrol but he moved to South Kelsey patrol to become their sgt.

The images below have been kindly provided by Stephen Ellis. Research suggests this is the Operational Base used by the patrol but we cannot confirm this 100%.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 1

View as you approach the OB.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 2

Concrete slab removed to show entrance shaft. No ladder in place.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 3

View looking into the chamber.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 4

Hole leading through to the escape exit.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 5

Hooks in the roof for hanging lights etc.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 6

Remains of the bunk bed wall fixings.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 7

View from main chamber looking into the escape chamber.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 8

Escape chamber. Air vent to the left and bottom of the wooden exit hatch.

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 10

The inside edge on both sides have groves or running guides. Could the exit hatch have run down these?

Great Limber Auxiliary Unit Patrol 11

A drawing of the OB with sizes.

The OB overlooked Humberside Airport. During thew war this was RAF Kirmington and home to 166 Sqn Lancaster Bombers. Very possible that this would have been a target for the patrol.

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown.

Currently unknown.


TNA WO199/3389, Colin Haynes, Stephen Ellis.

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