South Uist Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Thank you for selecting information on the South Uist Auxiliary Unit
Patrol and their Operational Base on the Outer Hebrides. The info and images below have been supplied by
CART's Fife & Angus CIO, David Blair.
Part of Group 5.
Group Commander was Capt. J.G Chisholm.
He was assisted by G.C. 2nd Lt A. Lehury
Patrol Leader: Sgt A. Mackinnon. Askerinch Loch Boisdale. S.Uist
Cpl D.A. Morrison. Greybridge, Kilpheder. S.Uist
Pte R. Morrison. Lochside, Kilpheder. S. Uist
Pte J.J. MacDonald Askernish, Lochboisdale S. Uist
Pte J. MacKinnon. Frobost, Milton. S. Uist
Pte I.A. Mackay. Schoolhouse, Garrynamonie. S.Uist
Pte I. MacDonald. Askernish house. S. Uist
Pte A. Fraser. Lochbeisdale, S. Uist
The members of this patrol lived near to Lochboisdale and therefore well placed to be effective in harassing any
troop/supply movements from the vital port and road route to the airfield. Further research on this patrol and
others based on the Outer Hebrides are ongoing.
OB Location unknown at this time, further research ongoing.
The main supply route for fuel coming into feed RAF Benbecula was at Lochboisdale. The South Ford Bridge having
been constructed to connect the RAF base with the steamer port at Lochboisdale was also an important target.
Regular Army Scout Sections from the Seaforth Highlanders and Lovat Scouts conducting a training package for
Patrols on the Outer Hebrides, thus enabling a consistent high quality of readiness.
Sten/Thompson/ S.F Fighting Knife (issued to all) .38 revolver (issued to all) 2x Winchester 74 with Number 42
scope/ Number 36 Grenade. Various explosive materials and sundries, including Number 10 delay switches/Det
WO 19/3388, Major Hancock Files
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