Newton Patrol


Newton is a village on the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors to the south west of Guisborough.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant George Bradley

Farmer assisting father

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal William Herbert Bonas

Dairy farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Robert Alan Norman

Master butcher

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private John Edmund Stephenson


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frederick Whitwell

Gamekeeper and moor drainer for reservoir

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The Patrol's OB was built in Bousdale Wood to the east of Pinchinthorpe and south of Guisborough.

The condition and type of shelter is not known.

OB Status
Location not known

Newton Patrol

Patrol Targets

Transport targets wouls have included the roads from the coast to the east; Whitby to Teesside and Saltburn to Teesside along with the Whitby to Middlesbrough railway.

The Starfish Decoy site at Guisborough Moor could have been another target.


Locally the Patrol would have trained at Bousdale Wood. Regionally, with other Patrols, training took place at Danby Hall, the Intelligence Officer's HQ in the area and at Castleton with the Scout Section from the Green Howards.

Some of the Patrol went to Coleshill House for specialist courses.

Weapons and Equipment

It is assumed the Patrol had access to the standard Auxiliary Units kit and equipment. 

Other information

Some Patrol meetings were held at Redcar with Captain Dixon.


Dennis Walker

John Middleton Harwood

The National Archives in Kew ref WO199/3389

1939 Register

Hancock data held at B.R.A