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Record of the Auxiliary Units 1940 - 1944

No. 13887

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Bob Millard 1923 - 2014

Sadly, we must report the death of Bob Millard, ex-Auxilier and major contributor to this website.

Bob passed away peacefully on Saturday 15th March. His contributions to Auxunit research are greatly appreciated and he will be sorely missed.



Zero Station

 Believed by many to be the most significant find concerning the secret SDS radio network in the last decade, Norwich Zero-station was discovered in spring 2012

Read Evelyn Simak's account of the find and its protection as a Heritage site  


Dorset Memories

Read the story of Ron Vallis, Maiden Newton Auxillier.

Learn about Dorset's premier re-enactor event.


More Stories Inside

The Front Page is  too small to hold all the news we have. There's much more to see inside.

Personal Stories

Personal recollections are now in the Personal Stories page.

Locations and Equipment

Information on equipment, organisation and hideouts is in the Locations and Equipment page.

Inside Today's Issue

Inside Today's Issue lists all the stories in Auxunit News.


There's only so much you can learn from a computer screen. To walk through an Operating Base and see the kit at first hand, visit Parham Airfield Museum, Suffolk.

Monmouth Auxiliers

Sallie Mogford is researching her grandfather's service in Jonah Patrol in Monmouthshire and has tracked down the remains of his OB.


Deep in Devon

Mark Scantlebury is researching the Auxiliary Units, particularly those that would have operated around Plymouth and particularly the Devonport area.

If you can help Mark then please contact him at:

When is an Auxunit not an Auxunit?

Austin Ruddy is researching an article for Britain at War magazine about Auxunit style units (i.e. secret, with OBs, similar tactics and methods) but not Auxunits and not on the Auxunit list in the National Archives.
In Leicestershire they were Home Guard raised, called Shock Sections. They have been found in other counties too, from Kent to Worcestershire.
Austin would like to hear from any of our readers who can shed some light on the topic.

If you can help then please contact Austin at

Dorset Memories

Read the story of Ron Vallis, Maiden Newton Auxillier.

Learn about Dorset's premier re-enactor event.


Remembrance Sunday

It was a proud moment to see Auxiliers finally get the opportunity to march at the Cenotaph this year. Auxunit wreath

Congratulations to all who took part.

Inside Today's Issue

All the stories, at a glance.

Test Yourself

We now have answers to Alison Smith's Grange Patrol test so why not try the quiz for yourself?

Hedgerows and Woodland

Lindsay Campbell recalls remnants of OBs outside Hull.


On the Beach

David Blair adds some detail to Simon Parsons' holiday discovery. 



Dennis Walker gave us the information on Teesside OBs. He's now added the local radio stations.


34 Platoon

Matt Sanders traces his grandfather's wartime service.


A Spy in his Own Land

The mystery of Wilfred Ensum

Sugarloaf Patrol

A guided tour of a surviving OB by its ex-occupant.

Auxiliers wanted

As part of an ongoing oral history and documentary project Martyn Cox of has so far recorded nearly sixty exclusive interviews with WW2 veterans. Many of these women and men served in intelligence or resistance roles and havenít ever spoken of these in such depth and detail.  Martyn would like Auxiliers who are interested in sharing their memories to contact him via his website


The Secret Arsenal

Equipment even the Commandos didn't see



An Auxilier Writes...

Read about the history from someone who was there.

Read All About It!

The author is grateful for the following sources of information...


The creation of Auxiliary Units


Unofficial History

Take the Test

Thanks to Alison Smith the Parham Museum now has a record of one Patrol's training. Test yourself with Alison's newly discovered Training Course notes. Jon Bealey and Bob Millard have now kindly provided us with model answers so test your knowledge and we will let you know how well you score.

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This site is dedicated to the memory of my father, Raymond Waller of the Brotton Section and all those who served their country unknown and unacknowledged for so many years.