The Southern Area Group consisted of 17 Patrols forming five Groups (No’s 5 – 9). The Area Group Commander was Captain Walter Kitching JCIP/60/1 DOB 07/08/1897 who was the Steward at the Grimston Estate. He was also Group Commander of No 5 Group. His assistant Area Group Commander was Captain Carrington JBAG/65/4 DOB 03/12/1899 and was a Leather Sales Manager with a Beverley Tannery. Captain Carrington was also Group Commander of No 7 Group. The group Sgt Clerk was Sgt Robert Greenwell Hugill JCIS/25/3 DOB 23/02/1916 an Engineer from Seaton.
Group 5 Consisted of Bewholme, Catwick, Skirlaugh, Aldbrough and Hornsea Patrols.
Sgt Gordon Thomas Speed JCIC/86/3 Farmer 30/11/1919
Cpl John Edmund Simpson Richardson JCIC/13/3 Farmer 08/12/1917
Pte George Arthur Hill JCIC/15/1 Farmer 04/01/1908
Pte Kenneth Newton YJBK/1135254 Farm Worker 12/08/1913
Pte John C Hodgson JCIF/10/3 Farmer 01/07/1914
Pte Harry Thompson JCID/58/3 Farmer 16/02/1922
Patrol targets included RAF Catfoss Airfield earlier used as a Fighter base for the protection of Yorkshire, it then moved to a Coastal Command Base. A key airfield as Large Bombers could land here.