Monmouthshire Auxilier Reunions and Memorials


Monmouthshire Reunions.

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Sergeant Alan Hollingdale of Langstone (Jonah) Patrol was instrumental in forming the Monmouthshire Auxiliers' Association and was the Honorary Secretary. He organised frequent reunions for the Monmouthshire Auxiliers, predominantly at the Greyhound Hotel in Llantrisant near Usk. The same hotel they had the original gathering to celebrate stand down in 1944. In 1994, the 50th Anniversary of stand down saw 8 of the original 64 known Auxiliers attended the lunch with the Lord Lieutenant as an honoured guest.

In 1994 technology meant the Ordnance Survey no longer required Trig Points and the public were offered a chance to sponsor them. Monmouthshire Auxiliers have a plaque remembering them on the Trig Point near Tredunnock at grid reference ST3655994231.

The 1944 photograph shows; rear L-R; Trevor Williams, George Graveston, Ken Griffiths, WG Phillips, DG Naish, W Peterson, G Strawford, Ben Wood, John Campbell, Les Vick, FJ Sutherland, Roy Ellis, Bill Rees, Bill Stone, Freddie Ingham, John Forbes, Basil Penn.

Middle L-R; Claude Edmunds, Garry Jones, Trevor Jones, George Major, Tom Maddock, Basil Rogers, AR Mitchell, Charles Bulley, Les Bulley, Len Escott, Ray Skinner, Jack Rudd, Ralph Jones, WTH Webb, HH Dewfield, Austin Pearson.

Front L-R; Wally Wynn, Bev Lyon, Cyril Bates, Hugh Roll, Col Lord Glanusk, Alan Hollingdale, Geoffrey Lacon, Fred Price, Sgt Idris Roberts, Bill Chattin.