St. Ive Patrol


The small village of St Ive is on the A390 between Callington and Liskeard.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant John Patrick St Britius Bice

Agricultural merchant

30 May 1943 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Charles Albert Barrett


05 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Archibald Barrett


05 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Henry Body

Fitter and turner

01 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private John Henry Kitt

Monumental mason

01 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

It has been thought the OB may have been around what is now the site of Trago Mills. During the war the Trago site used to have a company on it called Barrowite who made explosives. They were bought out later by ICI. So could have need protecting.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
St Ive Patrol L-R Jack Bice, Lt Bill Mewton, Charlie Barrett. Rear L-R Archie Barrett, ?, ?(from Tony Barrett)
OB Status
Location not known

St. Ive Patrol


A training raid is remembered of a nearby radar station. The Barrett brothers were caught and locked in the toilet until someone "Official" arrived and quoted the Official Secrets Act and they were released without question. 

The Patrol would practice rifle shooting around Hammett.

Weapons and Equipment

The Patrol made their own tyre slashers with bent nails. It is remembered that a machine gun was kept under the stairs in the Barrett home.

Other information

The Patrol were winners of the County Trophy 1943-44 and Semi Finalist of Great Britain.


TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register 

Auxiler Charlie Barrett's son Tony Barrett