Shielow Castle, Northumberland

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.

Property Purpose
Auxiliary Units County Headquarters
Keepers Cottage
Shielow Castle
Role Name Posted from Until
Intelligence Officer Captain John Anthony Quayle 01 Mar 1941 01 Nov 1941

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