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Resistance Nest Verclut

Location: Resistance Nest Verclut, zugl. Company Command Post, is a second line fighting installation. Neighbouring left is Operational Position Woodlands, behind the firing position of 13./H.K.A.R. 1265 = 13./Army Coastal Artillery Regiment 1265

Complement: Three NCOs and seventeen Other Ranks. Reserve: two officers, five NCOs and twenty-four Other Ranks from 13./HAKR 1265 = Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 1265 = Army Coastal Artillery Regiment 1265 [Batterie Schlieffen]

Unit’s Weapons: Two 8cm mortars

Static Weapons: One heavy Machine Gun 34, one 20cm spigot mortar, one 4.7cm Czechoslovakian Anti-Tank gun mounted with a Machine Gun and one 40cm searchlight

Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest Verclut has orders to work in co-operation with Strongpoint La Rocque to defend against attacks from the sea, land and air and in the intervening area the enemy is to be destroyed by fire

Battle Command: By penetration in the intervening area or through enemy air landings work together with Operational Position Woodlands and the 13 Army Coastal Artillery Regiment 1265, with the latter as well as the Resistance Nest under attack or the Battery firing position

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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