Darnaway Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Thank you for selecting information on the Darnaway Auxiliary Unit Patrol
and their Operational Base in Scotland. The info below has been supplied by CART's Aberdeenshire CIO, Alan
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
The area of the patrol is in mostly forest areas, with small amounts of farming. It is also near busy
commuter routes for road and rail. It is close to the Airfield at RAF Brackla and invasion beaches on the
GC Capt W A Mustard, Asst GCs 2/Liet A Macdonald, Redcliffe, Lossiemouth and 2/Lieut H Collie, Mains of
Sgt R Reid, Garage Cottage, Darnaway
Cpl G Reid
Pte J Geddes
Pte d MacIntyre
Pte D Maclennan
Pte g Maclennan
Pte J Stephen
The Operational Base was near Berry Lee Farm on the bank of the River Findhorn but it then moved to another
location just North of the A96 road, and west of Forres.
The location of the patrol were close to the RAF Brackla and Kinloss. There were likely invasion beaches in the
area around Spey Bay. Main Aberdeen Railway lines passes close by. That would have been a likely target
and also associated bridges over the River Findhorn.
Most likely Blairmore House in Huntly. It is also thought that the Darnaway Patrol launched dummy attacks
against RAF Brackla.
We suspect they were issued with the standard
kit. The Patrol used a rifle range at St John’s Mead along with Spynie Patrol. The patrol had an inflatable dinghy for crossing the
The Section HQ is listed as being at Darnaway Castle
In the book Word War II in Moray, it details how the patrol captured two enemy agents near Mundole in a quarry
off the River Findhorn.
TNA – WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
World War II in Moray by Bill Bartlam and Ian Keillar
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