South Wales

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Lists recorded by Major Malcolm Hancock based at Coleshill House around September 1944 show South Wales incorporated Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and part of Glamorganshire Auxiliary Units which formed Area 20. The Glamorgan Patrols were split in 1943 between Area 20 and Area 19 (Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire)

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 nominal rolls are mainly recorded in Patrol order.


Captain Crawley the first Intelligence Officer was based at Gileston, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon. By 1941 the Headquarters was at Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen. By November 1943 it had moved to The Cawdor, Lammas Street, Carmarthen. From 27 September 1944 South Wales came under Area 4 for its administration with its Headquarters at East Street, Ashburton, Devon.

Intelligence Officers (IO)
Role Name Posted from until
Intelligence Officer Captain John Alfred McCue 1942 28 Aug 1943
Intelligence Officer Captain John Cecil Crawley 02 Jul 1940 1941
Intelligence Officer Captain Geoffrey Woodward 28 Aug 1943 26 Sep 1944
Scout sections

There are no records of any Scout sections in South Wales