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Colyton Parish History Society – WW2 East Devon Auxiliary Units

Wednesday 26 February at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Colyton Parish History Society

WW2 East Devon Auxiliary Units

Highly Secret! – The Untold Story of Colyton’s Unit

Presented by

Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team

Groups of civilian volunteers were highly trained (all signed the Official Secrets Act) and would have disappeared to their secret underground operational bases when the Germans arrived.  These units were trained and prepared to come out at night to blow up bridges, railways, transport, airfields and assassinate high ranking German officials and British collaborators.  Most went to the grave without telling their families or friends what they were trained to do.

Such a patrol existed in the Colyton area, and archives have been discovered giving more details of members, training and locations of secret operational bases.

CART would welcome any archive material (which can be copied and returned) and family reminiscences. Please come along and take part in what is sure to be a fascinating evening.

Wednesday, 26th February, Colyford Village Hall, 7.30pm

£2 Members, £4 non-members, includes refreshments

Please contact secretary@colytonhistory.org

Or Tel 01297 552626

Details

Date:
Wednesday 26 February
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Organiser

Colyton Parish History Society
Email:
secretary@colytonhistory.org
Website:
colytonheritagecentre.org

Venue

Colyford Memorial Village Hall
Swanhill Road, Colyford
COLYTON, EX24 6QJ
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Phone:
01297 553808
Website:
www.colyfordvillage.co.uk