Blagdon is a village in North Somerset, located in the Mendip Hills.
|Sergeant William Henry Frank Wilson||
|11 Oct 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Eion Murdoch Fraser||
Bristol Aircraft Company
|28 Jan 1940||17 Dec 1942|
|Private George A. J. Lewis||
|12 Jun 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Richard Cecil Sampson||
|09 Mar 1942||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Sidney Ernest Shepstone||
|20 Jan 1943||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Charles Henry Stevens||
Farm carter assisting Father
|13 Jan 1942||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Royston Sydney Walter Winter||
|30 Jun 1940||12 Nov 1942|
The Patrol made use of a cave known as Fox's Hole on the right hand side going down into Burrington Combe. Eion Fraser recalled taking a 6 inch hinge from his work place, at Bristol Aircraft Company at Banwell, for a door the Patrol created. He recalled there were two compartments to the cave, a first chamber then a chamber below that they were just about able to access. This was where they built, what Eion called an "airing cupboard" where they stored the explosives.
Eion Fraser recalled weapons were taken home by the men but explosives were stored in the cave OB.
Images can be seen on the Mendip Cave Registry.
Foxes Hole is also known as Plumley's Den (not to be confused with Plumley's Hole) lies on the north side of the combe approximately 300m further up the valley from the confluence with East Twin Valley and about 12 metres above road level. There are two entrances, both of them fitted with bat grills as it is an important bat roost. Access is limited to bone-fide cavers.
TNA ref WO199/3390 & WO199/3391
Hancock data held at B.R.A