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Resistance Nest La Perelle I & II

Location: The Resistance Nests La Perelle I and II lie between the Resistance Nests Mole Verclut and Archirondel Tower in the Second Line with Heights 240 and 231

Complement: Five NCOs and twenty-four Other Ranks

Unit’s Weapons: I Two light Machine Gun 34’s II Two 8cm mortars and two heavy Machine Gun 34’s

Static Weapons: I One 20cm spigot mortar II One 4.7cm Czechoslovakian Anti-Tank gun mounted with a Czechoslovakian ZB/VZ/53 Machine Gun and one 3.7cm Anti-Tank gun

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest La Perelle I and II have orders to defend St Catherine’s Bay and the height west of the bay against every enemy attack from sea and air. Air landings against the proximity are to be engaged in fighting through immediate counter attack

Battle Command: By enemy landings in St Catherine’s Bay fight with the Resistance Nests La Perelle I and II the enemy adjacent to La Perelle I with anti-tank gun and heavy machine gun, evtl. Enemy landings in La Perrelle I and II with mortars and heavy machine gun. Work in co-operation with Resistance Archirondel Tower and Resistance Mole Verclut

Exploring bunkers:

  • Always get permission from the owner
  • Take a torch, a spare and one more for luck
  • Don't go alone & tell someone where you will be and for how long
  • You will get dirty as most are often full of rubbish and may have been used as a public toilet
  • Anything you find still belongs to the person that owns the property
  • Unexploded ordnance is still found in Jersey if you see or find anything that looks like ordnance please call the bomb disposal officer on 01534 612 612.
  • CIOS sites are the safest and run by experts, this is where we recommend you explore

Jargon Help

Resistance Nest (RN) = Widerstandsnest (WN)
Small pocket of resistance, these would be made up of small groups of up to 10 men with light weapons. They would man Anti-tank weapons, an observation post or a field gun.

Strongpoint (STP) = Stützpunkt St.P
Next level up from an RN and consisted of several RN's. STP areas would have a combination of weapons and different branches of the military used. Examples of this can be found with Strongpoint Greve de Lecq and Strongpoint Corbiere

Jäger Casemate was a special design and name for bunkers designed to hold a 10.5cm field gun

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