Sergeant Gatrall of Southwick Patrol kept a diary which includes information on Group 5 Patrols. Here is a transcript.
There were three Patrols lead by Soberton men (possibly Soberton, Newton and Droxford) and they seem to have worked closely with the Southwick and Bishops Waltham Patrols too. We only have definite information on the Southwick Patrol.
The Bishops Waltham Patrol likely contains all the men from that area, but the other three Patrols membership is at present a best guess, other than the names of the Sergeants in charge. This has been done based on ID card numbers held in the nominal roll, which locate the men geographically, though the method is known to be unreliable as next door neighbours might be in different Patrols. The Patrols had codenames that were the names of Caribbean islands, such as St Vincent, Martinique and Barbados.
|Area Commander||Captain Arthur James Champion||10 Jun 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Group Commander||Lieutenant Arthur George Dallow||21 Jun 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Group Commander||Lieutenant Robert John Welch||20 Aug 1940||01 Jun 1944|
|Assistant Group Commander||Second Lieutenant Victor Ludwig Petersen||26 Jun 1940||03 Dec 1944|