Jun 222015
 

Alan Open dayAlan Stewart, our Aberdeenshire CIO took part in a special open day at the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre yesterday.

Alan met a few Aux relatives including Alison Smith who provided us with the Grange Patrol diary.
Alan saw a steady stream of people over the day and a lot of people remember the names of Auxiliers from the local area.
Quite a few people thought the Auxiliary Units were the same as the Home Guard so Alan spent a bit of time explaining the difference.
Alan gave a powerpoint presentation and showed some of our research.

May 022015
 

River_Dee_near_Braemar,_Aberdeenshire

Today our Aberdeenshire CIO Alan Stewart has added another five patrol reports in Aberdeenshire to the site.

Forres Patrol

Spynie Patrol

Banff Patrol

Lhanbryde Patrol

Gartly Patrol

They are just basic reports that include names of the Auxilier’s but we have found that this normally means that members of the public and their relatives help us fill in the gaps.

Apr 032015
 
"Fyvie Castle, Geograph" by Mike and Kirsty Grundy.

“Fyvie Castle, Geograph” by Mike and Kirsty Grundy.

Today Alan Stewart, our CIO for Aberdeenshire, has published five new patrol reports.

Milltimber, Maryculter, Fyvie, Slains and Tarty.

These are very basic reports at this stage and mainly give the names of the Auxiliers involved.

We rely on the publics help to come forward and assist further.

If you can help please email cartaberdeenshire@gmail.com.

All the reports can be seen here

 

Mar 082015
 

Fraserburgh Auxiliary Unit 1Today our Scottish CIOS have added three new patrol reports to the site.

The reports give the names of the men involved and other important information.

Site visits are planned in the future.

If you can help with any of their research please contact us.

You can read the patrol reports in Fife here and in Aberdeenshire here

Jan 262015
 
Clochan Auxiliary Unit Patrol 2

Forest Quarry. © Copyright Anne Burgess

We have added two more of Alan Stewart’s Patrol reports to the site.

Spey Bay Patrol was situated on the coast next to the mouth of the River Spey and can be seen here.

The Clochan Patrol was slightly more inland with its Operational Base located in a Quarry, see that here. 

Jan 232015
 

Forgue Auxiliary Unit Patrol-4Today our CIO Alan Stewart added a patrol report to the site on the Forgue Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Aberdeenshire.

Cryle Shand, Son of Cpl William Shand, Forgue

Bruce Bremner, Son of Joseph Bremner

Mary Scott, Daughter of Maurice Smith

and Patrick Scott – Local Historian from Huntly all helped with information and accounts.

See the full report here.

Jan 042015
 

Peterhead Auxiliary Unit 2Another patrol report has been added to the site by our CIO for Aberdeenshire Alan Stewart.

The Peterhead Auxiliary Unit Patrol in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, had two Operational Bases, the first being located in the cellar of a tower built in a cemetery! The last place the Germans would look.

Read Alan’s full report here

Jul 022014
 

Cairnie Auxiliary Unit Patrol5Today we have added another of Alan Stewart’s reports to the site.

This time the Cairnie Auxiliary Unit who were based near Huntly in Aberdeenshire.

One of their targets for demolition was the substantial railway bridge over the River Devron (above). 

That would have taken some time to wire…..

Another great report with stunning aerial images from Alan.

See more here

 

Jul 012014
 

Drummuie Auxiliary Unit Patrol 2Today we added another patrol report to the site by our Aberdeenshire CIO, Alan Stewart.

The Drummuie Auxiliary Unit Patrol was based at Huntly and consisted of nine members.

Alan is a pilot with his own plane so is able to capture these fantastic aerial images of the area of Operation.

You can read Alan’s report here