Title - Battalion Number


On 12 Dec 1942 an order was issued that Auxiliary Units would be designated with Home Guard Battalion numbers. The Grouping was to be:

201 (GHQ Reserve) Battalion Home Guard – Scottish Command & Northumberland.

202 (GHQ Reserve) Battalion Home Guard – Northern Command (less Northumberland), Eastern & Western Commands.

203 (GHQ Reserve) Battalion Home Guard – Southern & South Eastern Commands.

See Area map

A cloth patch bearing the number beneath, or sometimes above, the County insignia began to be worn from that date.

Some originals were embroidered over.


Donald Brown

Beaminster Museum (Battle Dress of George Raymond Beaminster Patrol member)

The National Archives

Lynne Lambert (daughter of Patrol member Geoffrey Newman) 

Captain Gardner papers