Northumberland Auxiliary Units Other Info
Possibly one at Alnwick/Shilbottle though little evedence. One far west from the AU set up on Warden Hill, near
One member Trooper/Cpl Louis Henry Baker (SLI) joined the Northumberland Aux with Capt Victor Albert Gough (SLI). The Somersets were based at Middleton Hall
near Belford during WW2.
Read an article about the Bedlington Auxiliers
who protected the Queen here
This article was on the Auxiliers who worked at Balmoral.
Chathill Post Office
Here is a photograph
of Chathill Post Office in Northumberland, it looks like it has never changed from the day it opened. It was used
by the Auxiliary Units in Northumberland for secret mail between them and the higher command. It is not far from
Seahouses which was the Northumberland Aux. HQ for a while and the original training ground near Belford (Shielow
Castle) where Anthony Quayle had his HQ.
Several O.B.s are fairly near
Swinhoe/Bloomfield, West Fallodon, Sionside also RAF Brunton and Doxford Hall used as a Regular Army HQ and Secret
The Post Office is at the end of
the north bound platform of Chathill railway station which would make sending messages to HQ in Darlington, York
and further a field easy and you could probably get a reply within a couple of hours by the next north bound train.
Though not as famous as Highworth P.O. it certainly played it`s part.