Lincolnshire flag

Lists recorded by Major Malcolm Hancock based at Coleshill House around September 1944 show Lincolnshire was Area 8 which consisted of seven Groups made up from thirty Patrols.

There were some changes in Patrols and personnel over time, and the Group structure did not exist earlier in the war, but it provides a useful way to look at the Patrols.

The Lincolnshire nominal roll is recorded in Patrol order though only the Auxilier's surname and initials are recorded. This has made it difficult to positively identify individuals in other records.


The earliest Headquarters was at Wellingore Hall, but within a few months it moved to Blankney Hall, Lincoln. By June 1943, it had moved again to Dalby Hall near Spilsby. On 27th September 1944 Lincolnshire came under the Area 2 Headquarters at North Bar Within, Beverley.

Intelligence Officers (IO)
Role Name Posted from Until
Intelligence Officer Captain Coombes 1944 1944
Intelligence Officer Captain Donald Hamilton-Hill 15 Jul 1940 31 Dec 1941
Intelligence Officer Captain Archibald Douglas Hubbard 27 Sep 1944 03 Dec 1944
Scout sections

There was a North Lincolnshire Scout Section and a South Lincolnshire Scout Section. In April 1943, as part of a reduction in the Regular Army component of Auxiliary Units, half of the men in each section were returned to their Regiments and a Combined Lincolnshire Scout Section was formed.

Many of the OBs were built by civilian contractor John Sheffield Ltd from Scunthorpe. He was based at Normanby Hall his work force were selected from the 183rd Special Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers.

Map of Patrol locations

Barton-upon-Humber Patrol

Boston A Patrol

Boston B Patrol

Butterwick Patrol

Caistor Patrol

Crowland Patrol

Dalby Patrol

Donington Patrol

Elsham Patrol

Emneth Patrol

Friskney Patrol

Gosberton Patrol

Grasby Patrol

Great Limber Patrol

Hatcliffe Patrol

Helpringham Patrol

Holbeach Patrol

Kirmington Patrol

Kirton Patrol

Saxby All Saints Patrol

South Kelsey Patrol

Spalding Patrol

Sutterby Patrol

Sutton Bridge Patrol

Swallow Patrol

Swineshead Patrol

Thornton Curtis Patrol

Tilney St. Lawrence Patrol

Well Patrol

Weston (Lincs) Patrol

Wold Newton (Lincs) unknown OB

Worlaby Patrol