Swaton (5b) Auxiliary Unit and Operational Base.
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Swaton was part of group 5 along with Kirton, Swineshead and Donington
Research into this patrol and its training is ongoing. The information below is published from
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The original Intelligence Officer was Captain Donald Hamilton-Hill who went on to join SOE (Special Operations Executive). He was succeeded by Captain William M B Lamb and finally Major H L F Bucknall.
Hamilton-Hill's original Headquarters at Wellingore Hall was quickly requestioned by the RAF as was the second at Blankney Hall. The third and final move was to Dalby Hall and just before stand down, administration was moved to North Bar Within Beverley, Yorkshire.
The Area “North 3” Commander was Captain Leslie I Clark
Group commander of group 5 was the same Captain Leslie I Clark
Sergeant E M C Barber
Corporal W Richardson
Private H Bernes
Private G Gill
Private F Allen
Private W Olivant
Private R F Knight
Thought to have been north of Manor Farm around Swaton Common. Precise location unknown at present.
Lane north of Swaton leading to Swaton Common. © Copyright Richard Croft.
Wellingore then Blankney and Dalby Hall were the headquarters for the Lincolnshire Auxiliary Units so they certainly would have trained at them at some time.
It is assumed they were issued with the standard arms and explosives.
TNA WO199/3389, Colin Haynes.
Defence of Britain database complied by Mark Sansom.
The Secret Army by Mark Sansom – Lincolnshire Heritage Booklets.
Dr Will Ward
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