OP Woodlands
Operation Position Woodlands


Location: The Anti-tank Position is a part of Riegel Position Grouville Mill, to the right lies the Resistance Nest Verclut. It is permanently occupied. [Located on the heights above La Rue des Côtils, Grouville]

Complement: One NCO five other ranks

Unit’s Weapons: One Light machine gun 34

Static Weapons: One 7.5cm Pak 40

Battle Orders: The Anti-Tank Gun Position Woodlands has particular orders to defend the south section of Grouville Bay against enemy attack from the sea, land and air.
Enemy tanks penetrating the intervening area are to be destroyed

Battle Command: The Anti-Tank Position Woodlands is to work together with Resistance Nest 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