Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

This page was last updated on 3/4/17

Somerset Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

If you wish to help with the research or discuss anything in this county only, please email Chris Perry. cartsomerset@gmail.com

 
Please Note: Research into this county and its patrols are still 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 our researchers have not found it yet! 
 
If you have any information about the Auxiliary Units please do get in touch with us.
 
 

The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret groups of volunteers created by the British government, during the Second World War, with the aim of resisting the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

The guerrilla units, sometimes referred to as a part of the British Resistance Organisation, were initiated by Winston Churchill in the early summer of 1940. He appointed Colonel Colin Gubbins to found them. The Auxiliary Units answered to GHQ Home Forces, but were organised as if part of the local Home Guard. Read more here

 
 
There were 39 patrols in Somerset.
 
Regional Headquarters

Intelligence Officers

Group Commanders Click here for information of Special Duties Branch activity in this county 
  Click here to read other information on this county Click here for a lists of suspected Auxiliers in this county   
 
Operational Map 
 
Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do notindicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here.

 

North Somerset Scout Section - Added 23/1/15

Somerset Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link. PLEASE NOTE THE PATROL NAMES ARE MAINLY BASED ON THE RECORDED ADDRESS OF THE PATROL LEADER. THESE MAY BE UPDATED IN TIME.

Group 1 (Admiralty) - Lead by Group Commander Capt J G Spearman assisted by Lt G R M Hutchings and 2nd Lt I G Phillips.
Admiralty 1 (Kelston Park) Patrol - Updated 16/9/13
Admiralty 2 (Langridge) Patrol - Updated 3/6/13
Admiralty 3 (Warminster Road) Patrol - Updated 6/9/13
Admiralty 4 (Prior Park) Patrol - Updated 2/5/14
Admiralty 5 (Newton Park) Patrol - Added 21/4/13
Group 2 - (City of Bath) Lead by Group Commander Capt. J G Spearman assisted by Lt W R Hornett.
Weston Patrol
Southstoke Patrol
Swainswick Patrol - Updated 15/11/16
Midsomer Norton Patrol - Research underway.
Bathampton Patrol - Updated 26/3/14
Englishcombe Patrol - Updated 25/7/14
Group 3 - Lead by Group Commander Capt A H Hunt
Bruton Patrol - Added 4/1/15
Longleat Patrol - Added 6/12/16
Group 4 - Lead by Group Commander Lt E E G Loader
Podimore Patrol
Crewkerne area Patrol
Bower Hinton Patrol - Added 12/6/15
East Coker Patrol - Added 7/12/15
Group 5 - Lead by Group Commander Cpt T A Baird assisted by Lt J S Bent and 2nd Lt C R Bent.
Ashbrittle Patrol - Added 18/4/15
Curry Mallet Patrol
Taunton Patrol - Updated 6/12/16
Wellington Patrol
Chard area Patrol
Group 6 - Lead by Group Commander Cpt T A Baird
Fiddington Patrol
Spaxton area Patrol
North Petherton Patrol
Group 7 - No Group Commander, Independent Patrol
Blue Anchor Patrol
Group 8 - Lead by Group Commander Cpt B I Chambers.
Washford Patrol
Croydon Hall Patrol
Roadwater Patrol
Group 9 - No Group Commander, Independent Patrol.
Watchet Patrol
Group 10 - Lead by Group Commander Cpt H Radford.
Cheddar Patrol
Sandford Levvy Patrol - Updated 3/4/17
Wrington Patrol
Compton Bishop area Patrol
Blagdon Patrol
Wedmore Patrol
Group 11 - Lead by Group Commander Lt E A Harrison.
Green Ore (Wells) Patrol
Butleigh Patrol - Updated 3/4/16
Dinder Patrol
Ebbor Gorge Patrol
Baltonsborough Patrol - Added 3/4/16         (Kindly sponsored by Chris Perry)
Group 12 - Lead by Group Commander Lt C W Trussler.
Temple Cloud Patrol
Redfield (Bristol) area Patrol
Chew Stoke area Patrol

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