Weapons, Explosives & Equipment

The Auxiliary Units were issued with a huge range of weapons, explosives and equipment. Some items they received even before the Army had been issued with them, and many were also later issued to the SOE, the SAS, the French Maquis and other resistance groups.sticky bomb

  • Firearms and Ammunition
  • Knives and Coshes
  • Explosives
  • Fuses and Detonators
  • Booby Traps and Timers
  • Incendiary Devices
  • Grenades
  • Badges and Insignia
  • Books and Pamphlets
  • Wireless Equipment
  • Messages and Codes
  • Personal Equipment
  • Uniforms
  • Vehicles

Explore many of these items on this page. There is also a downloadable fact sheet.