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 Stanley Gladstone French JBIE/198/7 Dental Surgeon 28/02/1898
Cpl Arthur Samuel Pratt JHID/151/1 Machine Organiser 21/10/1888
Pte George R Dowson JBIA/116/1 Clerk 01/08/1889
Pte Robert Francis Bell JCIE/82/3 Pig Farmer 17/04/1905
Pte Barrie Shaw-Maclean JBIA/280/1 Civil Engineer 23/12/1903
Pte Frank Hartley JBID/70/1 Clerk 15/07/1890
Pte Stanley F Cookson JBIA/174/3 Accountant 06/05/1896
An earlier member of the Patrol had been Allanson Hick, an Architect.
Patrol targets were the Hull to Hornsea Railway Line. The Coast and beaches at Hornsea were heavily fortified as it allowed good landing areas for a invasion force. It is noted in the members of this Patrol a high level of “Professional People”. I feel as no strategic targets except for the railway has been seen maybe this Patrols function was to harass the Germans within the Town and the supply structures for the invasion fleet.