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Eileen
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I'm on a roll here, twice in as many days.

Thought I'd keep this here cos I don't know where else it would go. Anybody heard of Auxiliary Units that were formed at the same time as Commandos? Is there something on this Forum that I've missed?

A man I work with sent me some photos of underground cellars that were to be used in case we were invaded - and, apparently, the people were trained to very high and exacting standards. I found it all very interesting.

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Kevin
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http://www.warlinks.com/pages/auxiliary.html

Eileen, try this link.

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That's a great link Kevin, thanks.

Eileen, here is a link to a thread that has a couple of links pertaining to the Auxillary Units

http://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoForum/posts/list/3148.page and in particular Coleshill House - the Auxillary Units' HQ

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Eileen
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Thank you both, so much!

Some places are right on my doorstep - once the better weather arrives (pffft!) I'll be out there, exploring.

More reading .... great stuff. :)

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Hi Eileen,

When the SAS came back to the UK in 1944 and formed a brigade and needed reinforcements they recruited a lot of men from the auxiliary units as they were specialized in clandestine actions and many served with the SAS behind enemy lines in France and Germany.

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Marvellous stuff! If I ever knew about this ... I'd forgotten. Thank you.

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