Drellingore Patrol

County Group

The village of Drellingore lies 3 miles north-east of Folkestone.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant George Albert Marsh


14 Jun 1940 1944
Private Frederick William Castle

Police Constable

27 Feb 1941 1944
Private Keith Vaughan Dewar 22 Jul 1942 30 Oct 1942
Private Dennis Gordon Dewar


20 Jun 1942 1944
Private Charles Henry Fayers

Boot repairer and sweet shop owner

02 May 1943 1944
Private Thomas Edward Holmans

Water engineer

10 Jan 1943 1944
Private Samuel Lloyd Osborne

Butcher and farmer

Unknown 1944
Private Geoffrey Charles Richards

Waterworks labourer

29 Jun 1940 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The Operational Base was built in woods above Drellingore.

The main shelter has completely collapsed leaving only the remains of a block built end wall and the corrugated iron remains of the main chamber structure.

Only the block built entrance shaft with metal rungs and the concrete escape tunnel remains intact.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
Entrance shaft
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Looking down entrance shaft
OB Image
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Doorway through to main chamber
OB Image
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Main chamber almost entirely collapsed
OB Image
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Escape tunnel
OB Image
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Escape tunnel exit
OB Status
Collapsed with few visible remains
OB accessibility
This OB is on private land. Please do not be tempted to trespass to see it

Drellingore Patrol


TNA ref WO199/3391 and WO199/3390

Hancock data held at B.R.A

Phil Evans

Adrian Westwood