A talk on the Sussex Auxiliary Units to be given by Stewart Angell, the country’s leading authority on the topic, at Ditchling Village Hall on Friday 10th October at 7:30pm. Booking is essential.
Auxiliary Units were a secret resistance network of highly trained volunteers prepared to be Britain’s last ditch line of defence during World War Two. They operated in a network of cells from hidden underground bases around the UK. [CART]
The Sussex Regional Headquarters was at Tottington Manor. Volunteers in Sussex, as elsewhere, were mostly local farmers. Small Dole had a unit based at Old Erringham Farm. If you have never previously heard of the Auxiliary Units but want to learn more, then the book to read is Stewart Angell’s (1996) The Secret Sussex Resistance, 1940-1944, Midhurst: Middleton Press (readily available).