During a visit to the BRO museum, I was shown a map of Gloucestershire showing two known units, one between Cheltenham & Gloucester and one in the Lea area (near the long railway tunnel there), east of Ross-on-Wye.
Since Gloucestershire Units are not on the surviving 'nominal roll', does anyone have information on these units or any others in the county.
Re-enacting Auxiliary Units as a member of Shadrach patrol (Herefordshire).
I seem to think there might have been something on the auxunits org website, but maybe that was another query by you? My memory is not certain.
As a living history bod will you be coming to the Coleshill 70th event? If you drop me an email.
The units were under Hereford HG command.
The "Shadrach" patrol was part of the 5th Battalion Herefords HG.
O.B. near Ross-on-Wye on Coppitt Hill near Symonds Yat and Welsh Bignor railway tunnels.
Patrol Sgt Frank Green
Cpl Harry Sainsbury
Pte John Sainsbury
Pte Guy Sainsbury
Pte Ted Price
later Pte W.A. Winch
The "Caleb" patrol was part of 3rd Herefords HG.
O.B.on Dinedor Hill over looking the Wye valley. The targets were th railway ans The Royal Ordnance factory at Rotherwas. The O.B. may have been abandoned after a regular army officier and his lady friend used it foe "romantic" meetings!!
Patrol Sgt Angus Wilson
Cpl Dennis Howard-Smith
Pte John Cleland
Pte John Ryan
Pte Ernest Tisdale
Pte Leslie Hoddell
Later Pte C.H.Williams
Hello Tom in answer to the question about Glouc. Aux. the names do survive in the nominal roles which the National Archive at Kew has. They are mixed in with Hereford as Hereford was the main group so the Glouc. dont get a separate mention.
The Mercian Marquis book by Bernard Lowery and Mick Wilkes also has most of the details and is a very good book on the Aux.