Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Rise HQ Operational Base

A report on the Rise HQ Operational base by Andy Gwynne with contributions from other members of the public. If you can help with any info please contact us.

This page last updated on 29/9/16

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.


Captain Peter Hollis who was the Commanding Officer / Intelligence Officer of East Riding.

Full permission was granted and many thanks to the Landowner for allowing us to survey this OB as it is sited on private land and no public acccess is allowed.

This OB was used as the County HQ for some time before it moved to Middleton-on-the-Wolds. It was somewhat custom built by the plans made from Captain Peter Hollis who was the Commanding Officer / Intelligence Officer for East Riding. Being the HQ OB this dictated its size so it would accommodate extra supplies for other Patrols and could accommodate other Patrol members who’s own Patrol OB had been destroyed or discovered. When the HQ moved to Middleton on the Wolds the Skirlaugh Patrol moved in to this OB.

 

This base was featured on 'Antique Road Trip' (BBC One 28.9.16) with Aux Re-Enactor Ian Turton.

The OB is huge and was very hard to see from the ground, it was so well concealed within the landscape that I doubt we would have found it without the Landowners help.

Rise Auxiliary Unit 1 - Picture courtesy of Hull & East Riding Mail

Entered via a brick shaft into a 45-foot chamber.

Rise Auxiliary Unit 3 - Picture courtesy of Hull & East Riding Mail

Rise Auxiliary Unit 2- Picture courtesy of Hull & East Riding Mail

Rise Auxiliary Unit 1 - AG

Rise Auxiliary Unit 2 - AG

Approx 9-6 feet wide. Original bed frames. (seen above)

Rise Auxiliary Unit 5 - AG

Both taps supplied cold water and were fed by two water tanks. Note the white paint around them to easily find them in the dark. This is a process also used in the bunker at Tottington Manor.

Rise Auxiliary Unit 5 - Picture courtesy of Hull & East Riding Mail

Rise Auxiliary Unit 6 - Picture courtesy of Hull & East Riding Mail

A second chamber possibly an ablutions area is quite small as space is took from two water tanks with taps in the wall. (Seen above)

Rise Auxiliary Unit 4 - Picture courtesy of Hull & East Riding Mail

A tunnel leads off from this for 29 feet to a sump area with a second tunnel to the escape shaft measuring some 27 feet long.

Back breaking!! Image kindly supplied by Ian Turton.

Rise Auxiliary Unit 3 - AG

A set of 4 vents coming into a square cut out in the roof.

Orientation of OB: North South

Observation Post/s: Currently unknown

Ammo Store - A nearby ice house was used as the patrols ammo store. Two images of this can be seen below.

Rise Auxiliary Unit 6 - AG

Rise Auxiliary Unit 7 - AG

Training was carried out within the same area

Currently unknown

This video was shot and produced by the Hull Daily Mail.

 

East Ridings Secret Resistance by Alan Williamson. Most images above are courtesy of the Hull & East Riding Mail as well as pictures by Andy Gwynne and Ian Turton.


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