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Hendy Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Hendy (Welsh: Yr Hendy, meaning "the old house") is a village in the community of Llanedi, Carmarthenshire, Wales, situated on the border between Carmarthenshire and Swansea.



Initially Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire were grouped together and administered from the HQ at Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen by the Intelligence Officer Captain J C Crawley. Other Intelligence Officers include Captains J H A McCue and Captain Woodward at The Cawdor, Lammas Street, Carmarthen.

Carmarthenshire was later to become part of Area 20 along with part of Glamorganshire and Pembrokeshire.

The Area: No 20 GLAMORGAN to PEMBROKE – Groups: 1. Glamorgan.  2. Glamorgan.  3  Carmarthenshire. 4. Pembrokeshire.

The patrol was part of CARMARTHENSHIRE GROUP 3: which consisted of seven Patrols: 
Whitland, Llanfyrnach, Laugharne, Hendy, Kidwelly, Conwil and Drefach patrols.

Group commander of these Patrols was Capt. J.G.Pretheroe-Beynon and Capt. J.R.Richards

Assistant Group Commanders:  Lieut. F.G.C. Goddard and Lieut. R.L. Yorath
Before stand down it is recorded that Carmarthenshire is part of Region 4 along with the whole of the South West Peninsular and Wales and the final Intelligence Officer was Major W W Harston based in Ashburton in Devon assisted by Captain G Woodward.

The IOs were being withdrawn from around September 1944 leaving the Area and Group Commanders.


Currently unknown.

Sgt. D.T.  Hiddlestone of Hendy            
Pte. J. Hiddlestone of Hendy                   
Pte. D.A. Walters of Hendy              
Pte. D.J. Jones of Hendy                       
Pte. T.L. Bowen of Salutation Road                     
Pte. R. Rees of Garden City                            

Currently unknown.



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Unknown, but it is assumed that they had the standard weapons and explosives issued to all patrols.

Currently unknown.



TNA WO199/3389. Major Hancock data held at B.R.A. The Last Ditch by David Lampe

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