Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Harry Banham - No. 4 Patrol Bath Auxiliary Units.

This page was last updated at 8:33am on 19/4/13

Harry BanhamHarry Banham worked in the Bath Admiralty. He was in No.4 patrol with Bob Bennet as sergeant. On the night of the Bath blitz the patrol was in Catherines Place helping Civil Defence find bodies and UXBs.

The training centre Harry refers to is one that was set up in a quarry in the Mendips around 1943.

Harry and his son Steve would like to thank Bob Millard for all his help and support in helping Harry obtain medals and other Aux related items post war. Bob's advice and support has been invaluable.

(Harry in 2005 aged 90.)

 

Harry Banham sadly died in the first week in January 2012. He died peacefully in his sleep aged 96.

Auxiliary Grenade Practise

 Grenade practise.

Harry's pull switches

Some of Harry's Pull Switches.

Harry at Stand Down

Harry's Auxiliary Unit in stand down in 1944.

Harry's Service Card

Harry's Service Card. Harry is in the middle.

Home Guard Dinner Invite

No.4 Patrol's Operational Base.

This is a diagram of the Bath Admiralty N0.4 Patrol's OB in the Ice House at Prior Park Bath. It was drawn by Harry. See a full report on the patrol here

Prior Park OB Plans