Saturday, April 17, 2010

Auxiliary units

The Auxilary Units were set up during WW2 to fight off the hun - if they invaded.

When they were disbanded - late in '44, the 'members' were told that as they were secret units there'd be no medals or recognition.

Luckily, people talk and so various websites have been set up, and books written, to get to the truth.

I use this road quite often, but usually from Corfe, so I could have gone passed it quite often without noticing it, but today I was going t'other way.

The flickr, and tiny links are a photo of a memorial stone that's been erected to the 'Creech Bottom Seven'. The warlinks link is info about Auxilary Units.


Coming passed to East Creech today I saw this


Locals in an Auxilary Unit. These are news to me, but there's plenty of stuff on the good old idiotweb eg

Would anyone know of any local connection?

The Memorial isn't on Google Streetview, so it hasn't been there long.

Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 7:06 PM


Anonymous said...

Think I'm right in saying that Fred Simpson farmed at Claywell, Doug Green lived in Church Knowle, as did, I think, Wilf Stockley. Not sure about the others.
There are/were Hatchards at Langton & Worth and Kitcatt is a Swanage name.
The secret hideout/dump was in the wood on the north side of Knowle Hill between Creech and Norden.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

You are right in saying that Fred Simpson farmed at Claywell. His son has Ornamental Ironworks in Swanage. Ken Williams in Corfe Castle has helped to coordinate all of this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that, as well.

Anonymous said...

Page 17 of the Gazette has an article on this.