The Somerset Underground - A History of the GHQ Auxiliary Units in Somerset 1940 to 1944

After Dunkirk and the fall of France in the summer of 1940, the immediate threat of a Nazi invasion of Britain caused a tidal wave of panic across Britain, and Somerset with its long coastline was seen as a target. Follow this history of Somerset and view its sleepy wartime in a new light and learn the secrets under the softly rolling hills and misty moorlands. More

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About Tim Wray

Tim Wray grew up in Lincolnshire but has lived in Somerset for nearly forty years. He served in the Fleet Air Arm between 1978 and 2001 in the company of wonderful people, had memorable experiences and a fantastic life. After completing an Open University degree Tim left the Armed Forces and entered the teaching profession, but he quickly discovered that he disliked school more as an adult than as a pupil. He is now back working in the aviation world.

He got interested in Auxiliary Units after reading another book on the subject. Even though the basic outline of the organisation and how it was intended to operate is now fairly well understood, Tim believes that there is still much to uncover, and this is what has inspired him to continue to research and write about the subject.

These days Tim lives in Shepton Mallet. His life revolves around family life, long distance running with his wife, and taking his teenage son to play golf. He has an unhealthy obsession in northern soul and continues to follow the fluctuating fortunes of Lincoln City Football Club in the hope that one day the team will be playing in the Premier League.


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