Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Lhanbryde Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 7:32am on 2/6/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Lhanbryde 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.

The area of the patrol is in that of a busy commuter route for road and rail.  It is close to the Airfields at RAF Lossiemouth and Milltown and invasion beaches on the Moray coast

GC is Capt L G Cochrane, Schoolhouse Spey Bay, asst G C was 2/Liet J Forsyth, Haddoch Cottages, Huntly.


Sgt N  Hepburn – Moray Cottage Lhanbryde
Cpl J Ritchie
Pte J Geddes
Pte K S MacGregor
Pte N Hampton
Pte J P Milne
Pte J Riddell

Located along the Orton road, in the vicinity of Lochnabo. Exact location unknown.

The patrol was close to the RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Milltown.  There were likely invasion beaches in the area around Spey Bay.  Main Aberdeen Railway lines passes close by in heavily wooded sections that would have been likely targets and associated bridges over the river Spey. Also Road and Rail bridges over the River Spey.

Most likely Blairmore House in Huntly.

We suspect they were issued with the standard kit. 

Nothing currently.

TNA – WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
Hancock report
World War II in Moray by Bill Bartlam and Ian Keillar

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