Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Fyvie Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 6:48am on 3/4/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Fyvie 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.

Fyvie is a small village on the main road to the coastal ports of Banff and Macduff, there was also a main railway line to Macduff going through Turriff here.



Fyvie (as of 1942)
Sgt A Main  - The Kennels Fyvie
Sgt J (james?) Pratt - -Parkburn, Fyvie Estate?
Pte W (William?)  Eddie  Peterwell Estate, Fyvie?
Pte G (George?)  Gerrie, Tifty, Fyvie Estate?
Pte T Hardie
Pte R Harper – Old Post Office, Fyvie Estate?
Pte J Hibberd -
Pte C McConnach – Bogs of Gourdach, Fyvie Estate?

© Copyright Phil Smith

The main OB was located in verge / Woodland in grounds of Fyvie Castle.

Entrance was through a trapdoor,  this was witnessed by the Lt Fraser of Ellon patrol’s son during a visit to Fyvie. Who, with his father went into the OB and recalls seeing bunks.  Location given based on “googlemap” view.

Observation Post: Unknown, but likely to have been on high ground to the East within 10 meters of road adjacent to Loch.

During war, this estate was used initially as a maternity hospital, however Norwegian units were based here on Nissan huts.

Suspected railway bridges on Main Macduff line, also the main road to Banff / Macduff with areas where road is in between high sided ground (ideal for ambush)

Location of OB is within an estate used by Norwegian forces, likelihood is training took place here.

Currently unknown but assume they had the standard weapons and equipment.

Nothing currently.

Norman Fraser, Ellon. Son of Lt Alexander Fraser (Ellon)
TNA – WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
Valuation roll 1925
Hancock report

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