Headquarters and other sites

This map shows many of the known Headquarters and other key locations used by the Auxiliary Units.

Annesley Hotel, Norwich, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Ashburton, Devon (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Ashburton, Devon

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Geoffrey Woodward 10 May 1941 03 May 1942

From 8th November 1943 until 3rd December 1944 the final Devon Headquarters was at 21-23 East Street, Ashburton. The Intelligence Officer through this time was Major W.W. Harston and he was lodging with his family at 17 East Street. Some documents show this as the HQ address.

From 27th September 1944, as the Auxiliary Units were being closed down, East Street became the Headquarters for Region 4 which controlled Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Monmouthshire and all of South Wales.

The phone number was Ashburton 371.

Bachelors Hall, Suffolk (Special Duties HQ)

Bachelors Hall, Suffolk

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Commanding Officer Royal Signals Captain John Lionel Hills Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Commanding Officer Royal Signals Captain Frank Donald Oakey Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Commanding Officer Royal Signals Captain Kenneth Martin Ward 01 Dec 1940 16 Jan 1942

Bachelor’s Hall is now a family home and strictly private.

The following details are based primarily on information supplied by Captain Ken Ward, Royal  Signals, the leader of the original TRD wireless design team (interview ).

Barclay's Bank Chambers, Liskeard, Cornwall (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Beech House, Wroxham, Norfolk (Scout Section Headquarters)

Beech House, Wroxham, Norfolk

The East Norfolk Scout Section was based Beech House in Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads. The site comprised a large house and adjoining garden, requisitioned for use as a base for the Norfolk Auxiliary Units Scouts Patrol. In the 1940s, the property formed part of the Trafford estate. The house has long since been returned to use as a private dwelling, now known as Beech House. It was rented out after the war and eventually sold. 

Beeston Hall, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Benningholme Hall, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Benningholme Hall, Yorkshire

Benningholme Hall near Skirlaugh was the first Headquarters for the East Riding - Yorkshire Patrols.

Benningholme is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 6 miles north of Hull city centre and 1 mile south-west of the village of Skirlaugh. It forms part of the civil parish of Swine.

Berriedale, Highland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Bingham's Melcombe House, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Bingham's Melcombe House, Dorset

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Richard John Victor Goss 21 Jun 1941 29 Jan 1942
Intelligence Officer Captain Nils Patrick Francis Leander 22 Aug 1942 12 Dec 1942

Bingham's Melcombe House near Dorchester was the second Headquarters for Dorset. The first record confirming its use is dated 3rd September 1941 and the last 12th December 1942. The wartime phone number was Milton Abbas 239.

Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Edward Buxton Clive 20 Oct 1940 03 Dec 1944

Hampshire's Headquarters from at least May 1943 until stand down was 1 Brook Street, Bishop's Waltham, near Southampton.

From 27th September 1944 Auxiliary Units were being wound down and the Country was split into 4 Regions. Region 3 was covered by 1 Brook Street but was recorded as not quite ready to be active on that date. It is first used 2nd October 1944 and closed down 3rd December 1944.

Brook Street controlled Region 3 which consisted of Dorset, Hampshire,, Sussex, Essex and Kent.

The phone number was Bishop's Waltham 51 

Refences

Bishops Lydeard, Somerset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Blairmore House, Aberdeenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Blairmore House, Aberdeenshire

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Ian Benson Stewart 17 Jan 1943 08 Nov 1943

Blairmore House is at Glass, Huntly in Aberdeenshire and was used as the Aberdeenshire Headquarters between 17th January 1943 and 8th November 1943. The house was designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie and was built in 1884 as a residence for Alexander Geddes,  businessman and great-great grandfather of former Prime Minister David Cameron. His father, Ian Donald Cameron, was born in the house in 1932, though the family sold it shortly after. 

It was also used by a Scout Section as training location resulting in them becoming known as the "Blairmore Demolition Company".

Blankney Hall, Lincolnshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Blankney Hall, Lincolnshire

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Donald Hamilton-Hill 15 Jul 1940 31 Dec 1941

The second Headquarters used by Intelligence Officer Captain Hamilton-Hill was Blankney Hall, Blankney, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. The village is situated approximately 9 miles south from the city and county town of Lincoln and 9 miles north from Sleaford.

This is the Headquarters that is mentioned in David Lamp's book "The Last Ditch"

Built around 1790 for the Chaplin family it was a grand Palladian Hall and was one of the grandest houses in Lincolnshire during the nineteenth century.

Bridgewater, Somerset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Chathill Post Office, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Chathill Post Office, Northumberland

Chathill is a hamlet in Northumberland about 9 miles north of Alnwick. In the nominal roll of Northumberland it is recorded as a Headquarters address.

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 Headquarters for a while and the original training ground near Belford (Shielow Castle) where Anthony Quayle had his Headquarters.

Coleshill House, GHQ (Auxiliary Units GHQ)

Coleshill House, GHQ

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Major Edward Beddington-Behrens Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Lieutenant Crew Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Major Nigel Vernon Oxenden Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Major Charles Randell Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Civilian secretary Miss G.E. Clayton Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Civilian secretary Miss P. Crosse Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Civilian secretary Miss Miss Duncan Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Coleshill Staff Captain Holland-Martin Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Civilian secretary Miss Margaret Wallace Jackson Unknown 11 Dec 1940
Commanding Officer Special Duties Major Maurice Petherick Unknown 14 Mar 1942
ATS Staff Private Marion Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Barbara Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Nessie Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Nora Bennett Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Second Subaltern Muriel Helen Hackwood (Miss) Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Joan Hayman Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Sergeant Pony Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Elizabeth Rose Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Second Subaltern Mary Frances Shaw (Miss) Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Margaret Smith Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Corporal Patricia Styan Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Joan Welborn 22 May 1943 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Private Sadie Wheeler Unknown 03 Dec 1944
ATS Staff Sergeant Edith Mary Willmott 01 Dec 1940 16 Aug 1941
Camp Commandant Captain Arthur Reginald Colenso Anderson 20 Feb 1941 13 Apr 1942
Camp Commandant Colonel Walter Horace Samuel The Lord Bearsted Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Camp Commandant Captain Ian James Wishaw Benson Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Camp Commandant Captain The Lord Delamere Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Camp Commandant Captain Marcus William Wickham-Boyton Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Commanding Officer Auxiliary Units Colonel Frank Douglas Unknown 16 Jan 1945
Commanding Officer Auxiliary Units Colonel The Lord Glanusk Unknown 13 Oct 1943
Commanding Officer Auxiliary Units Major Sir Colin McVean Gubbins Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Commanding Officer Auxiliary Units Colonel Cyril Ralph Major Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Commanding Officer Auxiliary Units Major The Honourable Lord Montagu Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Commanding Officer Royal Signals Major Hugh Martin Green 17 May 1944 01 Oct 1944
Commanding Officer Royal Signals Major Rupert Mackworth Arthur Jones Unknown 28 Jun 1944
Commanding Officer Royal Signals Major Thomas Hugh Winterborn Unknown 23 Mar 1942
DAQMS Major Malcolm Ernest Hancock 23 Nov 1943 03 Dec 1944
DAQMS Major Michael Thomas Henderson Unknown 03 Dec 1944
DAQMS Lieutenant Horace William Hewitt 20 Jan 1944 03 Dec 1944
Deputy Commander Auxiliary Units Major Geoffrey Herbert Bruno Beyts Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Deputy Commander Auxiliary Units Major Norman Bruce Ramsay 19 May 1943 03 Dec 1944
Deputy Commander Auxiliary Units Captain Peter Wilkinson Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain Edward Robert Ramage Fingland 27 Sep 1943 01 Oct 1943
Intelligence Officer Captain Alex Louis Kaplowitch 04 Oct 1940 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain Algeron Montague Neville Rodulfo Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operator Mr Edward George Jefferies Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Patrol Leader Sergeant Grainger Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Scout Section Member Eric Anthony Sykes Unknown 03 Dec 1944

Coleshill House was the HQ for the Auxiliary Units. Please see our dedicated Coleshill Section.

Dalby Hall, Lincolnshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Dalby Hall, Lincolnshire

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Coombes 22 Apr 1944 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain William Melville Beattie Lamb 01 Jan 1942 27 Sep 1943

The third Lincolnshire Headquarters was Dalby Hall, used between 1st June 1943 and 1st November 1944.

Dalby Hall is located approximately 12 miles in land from Skegness and to the north of Spilsby. It is fairly secluded and without any main roads passing it.

Danby Hall, North Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Doxford Hall, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Doxford Hall, Northumberland

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain John Rupert Hunt Thouron 27 Sep 1943 22 Apr 1944

Doxford Hall was home of the Runce family. Lord Runciman, the First Viscount Runciman of Doxford, had moved to his other home on the Isle of Eigg, leavng the house to be used by the State. It was used as a Regular Army Headquarters in World War Two.

184 Tunnelling Company used it as a base for part of one section while they were building Operational Bases in Northumberland.

There has been a suggestion that the Village Hall was used by the Intelligence Officer rather than the hall itself.

Duntish Court, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Duntish Court, Dorset

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Randle Frederick Hicks Darwall-Smith 12 Dec 1942 13 Aug 1943
Intelligence Officer Captain Archibald Douglas Hubard 22 Apr 1944 14 Jul 1944

Used between 16th March 1943 and 18th May 1944.

Duntish Court, Buckland Newton, was the final training headquarters for the Auxiliary Units in Dorset. Units from all over Dorset would go there to be trained by Lieutenant Weaver and the Scout Section or Major Darwell-Smith (later Captain Hubbard), the Dorset Intelligence Officer.

Most of the training happened in the stable block (right of the picture) or in the grounds. The phone number was Buckland Newton 49

Eye Manor, Herefordshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Fort Austin, Devon (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Fort Austin, Devon

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Joshua William Stuart Edmundson 16 Jul 1940 15 Sep 1943

South West Area (Devon and Cornwall) Intelligence Office J. S. W. Edmundson initially made use of Fort Austin in Plymouth as a store and Headquarters.

Fort Austin is a former 19th-century Fort, built as a result of the Royal Commission on National Defence of 1859. It was built to defend the landward approaches to the North East of Plymouth. This was part of an overall scheme for the defence of the Royal Naval Dockyard at Devonport. They were known as Palmerston Forts after the Prime Minister who championed the scheme.

It is now used as a Depot for Plymouth City Council.

Gordon Arms Hotel, Aberdeenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Halkirk, Highlands (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Hannington Hall, Wiltshire (Special Duties HQ)

Hannington Hall, Wiltshire

Hannington Hall was the Headquarters for the Special Duties Auxiliary Units.

Hannington Hall is a Grade II* listed country house in the village of Hannington, Wiltshire. The house has twenty rooms and stands in 340 acres of pasture and woodland.

Associated buildings such as the stable block, a well house, an ice house, and the street wall and gate piers are all Grade II listed structures.

Highwood, Worcestershire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Holmer, Herefordshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Inverurie Camp, Aberdeenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Ipswich Group Headquarters, Suffolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Ipswich Group Headquarters, Suffolk

Ipswich Group Headquarters

The reinforced, purpose-built, underground structure serving as group headquarters (secure meeting place for members of all patrols in this group) is still in situ - currently underneath a paved patio on the north side of Jermyn’s Farmhouse. It was accessed by kind permission of the owner.

It is recorded as an Auxiliary Units operational base by both the B.R.O Museum in Parham and Defence of Britain. The building materials used are given on Defence of Britain as having been clay brick and corrugated iron (Will Ward 1996). 

Lammas Street, Carmarthenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Langstone Manor, Devon (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Langstone Manor, Devon

Langstone Manor, Brentor, near Lydford Devon became the second South West Area Headquarters on 15th September 1942 covering Devon and Cornwall.

The phone number was Lydford 218.

It was vacated at 12.00 hours on 8th November 1943 when Captain J.W.S Edmundson was replaced by Major W.W Harston. Devon and Cornwall split at this time, Devon's Headquarters moving to Ashburton and Cornwall's recorded as C/o Barclays Bank, Liskeard, Cornwall.

 

Langton House, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Lendal, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Lendal, Yorkshire

The initial Headquarters for County Durham and North Ridings area was C/o Messrs Oldfield, 1 Lendal, York. This was the Oldfield was the Post Master and the address was the Post Office so was likely only a correspondence address.

Little Ferry House, Sutherland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Masonic Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Melville House, Fifeshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Middleton Hall, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Middleton Hall, Yorkshire

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Victor Albert Gough 22 Nov 1942 27 Sep 1943
Intelligence Officer Captain Peter Hollis 05 Dec 1941 29 Jan 1942
Intelligence Officer Captain Edward James Margetson Leigh-Lye 13 Jun 1942 28 Oct 1944

The final Headquarters for East Riding - Yorkshire Patrols was Middleton Hall, Middleton-on-the-Wolds. Used from 13th January 1942.

The village is pleasantly situated in a valley, about nine miles north-west of Beverley, and eight south-west of Driffield.

The first County Headquarters was located at Benningholme Hall near Skirlaugh. The HQ was later moved to Rise Hall.

In late 1941 the HQ then moved to Middleton Hall. Like Rise, an Operational Base was built for the then Intelligence Officer Captain Hollis and his HQ staff.

Mill House, Suffolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Mill House, Suffolk

The Suffolk Headquarters was Mill House, Cransford near Woodbridge from late 1941 to 4th September 1943.

The Scout Section was also based at Mill House. They used the large garage opposite as a workshop and had a large concrete area covered by a camouflage net to work on.

Eventually they had to leave Cransford when a German bomber dropped three bombs within 50 yards of the building, none of which exploded.

Initially they went to Brome, near Eye and later into Eye itself based in a doctors house.

Monksford House, Borders (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Newcastle House, Glamorganshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

North Bar Within, Beverley, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

North Bar Within, Beverley, Yorkshire

By 27th September, while Auxiliary Units were being wound down, the Country was split into 4 Regions.

The Headquarters for Region 2 was at 33 North Bar Within, Beverley, East Yorkshire. The phone number was Beverley 606. This was stood down 6th December 1944.

Major H.L.F Bucknall and Captain A.D Hubbard were in Command of Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, East and North Riding.

Penllwyn Park, Carmarthanshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Pitscandly House, Fife (Scout Section Headquarters)

Polhilsa House, Cornwall (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Polhilsa House, Cornwall

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain John Dingley 15 Jun 1941 11 Oct 1944

Polihilsa House near Callington, Cornwall was the family home of Captain John Dingley.  Recorded as the initial South West Area Auxiliary Units HQ which encompassed both Devon and Cornwall.

The Headquarters moved on 15th September 1942 to Langstone Manor, near Lydford, Devon though Captain Dingley continued to live at the house.

After Langstone Manor was vacated Devon and Cornwall split and Cornwall's Headquarters, under Captain J. Dingley was recorded after 8th November 1943 as C/o Barclays Bank Chambers, Liskeard, Cornwall until 22nd April 1944.

Ref TNA WO199/3265

Porthpean House, St. Austell, Cornwall (Scout Section Headquarters)

Porthpean House, St. Austell, Cornwall

Porthpean House, belonged to the Petherick family. Major Petherick was commander of the Auxiliary Units Special Duties branch. Porthpean House had accommodation for the whole Cornwall Scout Section and sits high on the cliff overlooking the beach and bay.

It is now holiday accommodation.

It is now rather more famous as the house where "About Time" starring  Bill Nighy was filmed.

Queen Street, Perth (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Queen Street, Perth

By 27th September 1944, as Auxiliary Units were being wound down, the Country was split into 4 Regions. The Headquarters of Region 1 was at 6 Queen Street, Perth under the Command of Major G.R. McNicoll and Captain Fiddes-Watt. This was stood down 3rd December 1944.

The Region covered the Highlands (Caithness to Inverness), Aberdeen (Nairn to Aberdeen), Fife (Kincardine to Fife), Borders and Northumberland.

Ref TNA WO199/3389

Rise Hall, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Rise Hall, Yorkshire

Rise Hall was the second Headquarters for East Riding - Yorkshire Patrols. Used between 5th December 1941 and 29th January 1942

Rise is a village and civil parish in Holderness, the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated approximately 7 miles  east of the town of Beverley and 5 miles south-west of Hornsea.

River House, Essex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

River House, Essex

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Harry Horsburgh Waugh 27 Sep 1943 25 Apr 1944
Royal Engineers Non-Commissioned Officer Private John Francis Gallimore Unknown 03 Dec 1944

It is believed that the Scout Section was based at River House on the outskirts of Earls Colne. The grade II listed Georgian property had been updated in the 1930s and was subsequently used as the HQ for the Essex Intelligence Officers from 1st March 1943 to 28th October 1943. The large grounds provided scope for training.

Robin's Court, Upton Pyne (Scout Section Headquarters)

Robin's Court, Upton Pyne

Initially a house was requisitioned for the Devon Scout Section near Ivybridge overlooking the moor, as recorded by Capt Edmundson. Possibly this was "Slade", the house owned by Capt Falcon which was the location for a number of photos of the Devon patrols.

It is known that subsequently the men were billeted in the outbuildings at Robins Court, Upton Pyne and the camp in Thorverton. Cyril Wellington of Plympton Patrol recorded a trip there in May 1942 in his diary.

Scremerston, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Seahouses, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Sherwood, Somerset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Sherwood, Somerset

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Lawrence Strangman 06 Oct 1942 09 Mar 1943

Used between 22nd August 1942 and 9th March 1943.

Sherwood in the village of Goathurst was the Headquarters of Somerset Intelligence Officer Captain Stangman in October 1942.

Ref TNA ref WO199/3265

Shielow Castle, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Shielow Castle, Northumberland

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain John Anthony Quayle 01 Mar 1941 01 Nov 1941

A Headquarters for Northumberland was at Keepers Cottage near Shielow Castle north of Belford. The Intelligence Officer using it was Captain Anthony Quayle.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - 24th April 1968

His headquarters were in a gamekeepers cottage, where an adjacent building was ideal for storage of explosives. He could not recall its exact location but inquiries have proved that it was a cottage which still stands near Shielow Castle.

"I know it was just perfect, it was off the main road in the middle of a thick forest" Quayle recalled.

St Giles House, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Station XII: Aston House (SOE Station)

Station XII: Aston House

Aston House near Stevenage, Hertfordshire was the home of Station XII. This was the Research and Development Centre for both SOE and Auxiliary Units. Originally located at Bletchley Park, it moved as the explosions and firing from weapons being tested wasn't conducive to the work of the code breakers they shared the house with. It had started out as part of Section D, supplying dumps of incendiaries and explosives for the Section D gfgvHome Defence Scheme.

STS 31 to STS37b (Beaulieu) (SOE Station)

STS/Station 62 (Anderson Manor) (SOE Station)

STS/Station 62 (Anderson Manor)

Anderson Manor, in the small village of Anderson, near Blandford in Dorset was home to the Small Scale Raiding Force (SSRF), also know as No. 62 Commando. The SSRF was formed in Feb 1942, following the success of SOE's Operation Postmaster, when a few men crept into the neutral harbour of Fernado Po, in West Africa, and seized two Italian ships, because of concerns they were signalling the passage of British shipping to U Boats.

Syderstone, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

The Garth, Kent (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

The Garth, Kent

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Norman John Lascelles Field 01 Jan 1941 09 Dec 1941
Intelligence Officer Captain Robert Peter Fleming 02 Jul 1940 17 Dec 1940
Intelligence Officer Laurence Henry Forster Irving Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain George Robertson McNicoll Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain Frank Stuart Platten 09 Feb 1944 15 Mar 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain Alan George Warren Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Major "Bunny" Warren Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Scout Section Commander Lieutenant Michael Clive Burn Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Scout Section Corporal Corporal Herbert Maurice Roe Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Scout Section Member Captain Michael Calvert Unknown 03 Dec 1944

Used between July 1940 and 10th March 1944.

The Garth is a private property and not open to the public.

The Scout Hut, Burley (Scout Section Headquarters)

The Scout Hut, Burley

The West Hampshire Scout Section were bad at the Scout Hut that used to stand on Garden Road, behind the Pound Lane Garage in Burley.

Over the years, a number of of people (including some filming for the BBC) have mixed up the Boy Scouts, the youth organisation, with the Scout Sections of Auxiliary Units, part of the Regular Army. This might be one time where that is understandable - the hut belonging to the New Forest Boy Scouts.

The hut was demolished after the war and no trace remains.

The Vicarage, Kelevdon, Essex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Tottington Manor, Small Dole, West Sussex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Tottington Manor, Small Dole, West Sussex

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Charles Frederick Gordon Bond 01 Oct 1941 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain Laurence Roy Bradford 16 Aug 1943 07 Jan 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain John Neville Wake Gwynne 13 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain Douglas Smith 15 Jan 1944 16 Mar 1944
Royal Engineers Non-Commissioned Officer Sergeant Francis George Mayston Unknown 03 Dec 1944

Tottington Manor, at Small Dole in West Sussex, is described as a typical Sussex country manor house, and is currently used as a small hotel and restaurant. However during the war it was the regional headquarters for the Auxiliary Units in Sussex from 15th July 1940 until 26th September 1944.

Wellingore Hall, Lincolnshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Wellingore Hall, Lincolnshire

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain Donald Hamilton-Hill 15 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944

Used as the first Lincolnshire Headquarters from 31st July 1940. 

Built around 1760 for the Nevile family the Grade II* listed Wellingore Hall was the initial Headquarters of Lincolnshire Intelligence Officer Captain Hamilton-Hill. It is in Wellingore village which is on the A607 19 miles south from Lincoln.

It was quickly requisitioned by the RAF to act as a mess for the nearby RAF Wellingore and the Headquarters was moved to Blankney Hall.

Wenman's Cottage, Kent (Scout Section Headquarters)

Wenman's Cottage, Kent

The West Kent Scout Section headquarters was at Wenman's Cottage in Angley Woods, north of Cranbrook. This had been the gamekeeper’s cottage, though Jack Mason, the gamekeeper prior to the First World War had been killed in 1915, possibly accounting for why the building was empty.

This was also where the three patrols of Group 2 that operated in Kent had their Stand Down photo taken in late 1944. This suggests that it continued to be used by the patrols, even after the Scout Section departed in late 1943.

Witham, Essex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Wroxham, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Wynyard Hall, Durham (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)

Annesley Hotel, Norwich, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Ashburton, Devon (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Bachelors Hall, Suffolk (Special Duties HQ)
Barclay's Bank Chambers, Liskeard, Cornwall (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Beech House, Wroxham, Norfolk (Scout Section Headquarters)
Beeston Hall, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Benningholme Hall, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Berriedale, Highland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Bingham's Melcombe House, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Bishops Lydeard, Somerset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Blairmore House, Aberdeenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Blankney Hall, Lincolnshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Bridgewater, Somerset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Chathill Post Office, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Coleshill House, GHQ (Auxiliary Units GHQ)
Colleshill Guardhouse (Coleshill GHQ locations)
Dalby Hall, Lincolnshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Danby Hall, North Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Doxford Hall, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Duntish Court, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Eye Manor, Herefordshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Fort Austin, Devon (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Gordon Arms Hotel, Aberdeenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Halkirk, Highlands (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Hannington Hall, Wiltshire (Special Duties HQ)
Highwood, Worcestershire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Holmer, Herefordshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Inverurie Camp, Aberdeenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Ipswich Group Headquarters, Suffolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Lammas Street, Carmarthenshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Langstone Manor, Devon (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Langton House, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Lendal, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Little Ferry House, Sutherland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Masonic Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Melville House, Fifeshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Middleton Hall, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Mill House, Suffolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Monksford House, Borders (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Newcastle House, Glamorganshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
North Bar Within, Beverley, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Penllwyn Park, Carmarthanshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Pitscandly House, Fife (Scout Section Headquarters)
Polhilsa House, Cornwall (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Porthpean House, St. Austell, Cornwall (Scout Section Headquarters)
Queen Street, Perth (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Rise Hall, Yorkshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
River House, Essex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Robin's Court, Upton Pyne (Scout Section Headquarters)
Scremerston, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Seahouses, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Sherwood, Somerset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Shielow Castle, Northumberland (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
St Giles House, Dorset (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Station VII (SOE Station)
Station XII: Aston House (SOE Station)
STS 21 (SOE Station)
Syderstone, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Territorial Hall, Taunton (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
The Garth, Kent (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
The Scout Hut, Burley (Scout Section Headquarters)
The Vicarage, Kelevdon, Essex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Tottington Manor, Small Dole, West Sussex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Unknown Location (Undefined)
Wellingore Hall, Lincolnshire (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Wenman's Cottage, Kent (Scout Section Headquarters)
Witham, Essex (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Wroxham, Norfolk (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)
Wynyard Hall, Durham (Auxiliary Units County Headquarters)