Bridlington North Auxiliary Patrol


Bridlington North belonged to Number 1 Group which consisted of Bridlington South, Burton Fleming, Burton Agnes, Kilham, Flixton and Wold Newton. 

The Area Group Commander was Captain Charles V Colley of Bridlington. Captain Colley was also the Group Commander of No 1 Group. His assistant Group Commander was Lt Neville J Woodward. Group Sgt Clerks were Sgt Jeffrey Horsfield and Sgt William M Jacob. The training W.O. was CSM Frederick K Richardson.


Patrol Members as of 1944


Sgt Albert Berry      JBBA/163/1             Motor Engineer           05/06/1893

Cpl George H Parkin      JBBL/49/1      Haulage Contractor      24/06/1905

Pte John Woodcock      JBBD/568/3      Farmer       15/01/1924

Pte George Robson      JBBZ/81/1      Farmer      14/12/1907

Pte Lancelot W Colville      JCDK/5/6      Farm Worker      03/03/1916 


Upon visiting the site we found that it had spoil from a nearby new build housing estate dumped on top of the Operations Base (OB)

There was no way of ascertaining where the entry exit points where. We did howver find a square section that looked sunken and within the hole we found rendered bricks. We estimated approx 20 feet of spoil covers the top of the OB, but the escape tunnel is still at the normal level of the woodland. We know that inside there was metal framed bunk beds and that this OB's design was much more akin to what we have seen in Lincolnshire whereby it was a brick built construction with a concrete roof. The OB lies within a small woodland that on 1934 OS Maps was in the middle of nowhere and gave good cover for Operations to be mounted from.

The primary targets for this Patrol would of been without question the local coastal railway and the coast road leading to Scarborough in the North and Hull to the South.


A typical woodland setting for an Auxiliary Patrol


lush vegetation covers the whole site that tops the OB


By scouting around the Team did find various bits and pieces. Here old rendered bricks akin to OB Construction.


We did find a square depression of a similar size to a Entry shaft. Within this we did find rendered bricks


With special thanks to Ed who gave us all the information to exactly pinpoint the location of this Patrol