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During WW2 the threat of invasion was taken very seriously and it is now possible to talk about operations which for many years were Top Secret.   One of these was Churchill’s Secret Army or Auxillary Units. Their other title was the 12th Corps Observation Unit.  In Challock an underground bunker was built at Landews Farm,  off Green Lane.  This was part of a very large chain of these built throughout the country. Captain Peter Fleming (Brother of Ian Fleming of James Bond Fame) was in charge of setting it up.  I recently talked with Lt Col Field OBE, now living in Wye who was able to give me first hand knowledge.  Stocks of supplies were kept near Challock Church  (which was under military control), in one of the two cottages (now one dwelling). There was also a pit dug on the other side of the road to store explosives.  It is said that there was another bunker in Kings Wood and another in Westwell. Links:  http://www.btinternet.com/~david.waller/hideouts.htm    http://www.btinternet.com/~david.waller/awardstart.htm    http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/secret/auxiliaryunits.html

Churchills Secret Army