Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Carnoustie Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was added on 4/11/16

Thank you for selecting information on the Carnoustie Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Scotland. The info below has been supplied by CART's Aberdeenshire CIO, Alan Stewart.

Research into this patrol and its training is ongoing. The information below is published from various sources and is by no means conclusive. If information is not listed below it does not necessarily mean the information is not out there but normally means CART researchers have not found it yet.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

Carnoustie area is at the Northern side of the Tay Estuary and on the coast.

Major R.O. Ramsey, Mains of Kinblethmont, Arbroath, Asst GC Lieut J.F.Leslie, 25 High St Monifith.


Sgt Archibald Clerk : 8 Dundee Street [Patrol Leader]
William M. Alexander: Burnside Street
Thomas B. Cunningham; 20 Kirkton Terrace
John J. Duncan: 3 Rose Street
Robert B. Sutcliffe: 2 Kinloch Park

The Operational Bases was/is located in woodland close to Monikie reservoirs. There is a good view looking down to Carnoustie.

It is currently unknown if it's still standing but at least one person has claimed to have fallen through the rusted roof.

The entrance was through a trapdoor with steps down.

Main railway line North passes through Carnoustie along with a coastal road. Airfields at East Haven and Arbroath were likely targets. The patrol raided Arbroath Airfield (HMS Condor) and put signs in the fuel depot with the word “bomb” on them.

Location would suggest Ladybank in Fifie.

Unknown at this time but see the standard weapons and equipment.

Nothing currently.

The infor above has been kindly provided by Norman Davidson, who got the information from John Strachan of the patrol. Additional Information from Patrick Scott of Huntly.

Hancock report

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