202 AUX UNITS, BROTTON SECTION, NRY
The sergeant in charge of the team was Ike Wilkes. The unit was known within the local Home Guard as Ike Wilkes' Scouts.
Sergeant Ike Wilkes, Brotton Park
Corporal Tom Partridge, Brotton Park. Miner Lumpsey Pit, Brotton.
Lance Corporal Harry Beadnall, High St, Brotton. Electrician's Mate, Skinningrove Iron Works
Ike Wilkes, Brotton Park (son of Sgt Wilkes). Draughtsman, Skinningrove Iron Works.
Jack Robinson, North Skelton, Miner, Bolckow Pit, N Skelton.
Cliff Kaye, Brotton Park. Apprentice Fitter, Skinningrove Iron Works
The meeting place was in Brotton Park above Dick Appleby's disused stables. Dick
Appleby owned the General Dealers and Off Licence at the end of the High Street. The O.B.
was past Lumpsey Pit, along the railway line and down the embankment into Kilton Thorpe
wood. It was always referred to as 'Abermill', the code-name was taken from the watermark
on the paper they used.
Personal recollection of Mr Raymond Waller.
The section personnel had changed by the time that 'official' records were taken, Sgt Wilkes having moved on with Cpl Partridge promoted to take his place.
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