Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Milltimber Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 8:30am on 3/3/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Milltimber Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Scotland. The info & images 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.

Milltimber is several mile from Aberdeen to the west. The area is part of Royal Deeside and at the time had a railway line and bridges over the River Dee.

The GC Captain W.S Smart of The Haven, Maryculter  and the Asst GC was 2/Liet A.Forbes of The Hut, Kirktown of Maryculter.


Sgt E Finlayson, Helensdale, Milltimber
Pvt A Cruickshank – Bieldside
Pvt A Findlay – Countesswells
Pvt R Macleod – Contesswells
Pvt A Will – Countesswells

Given the close proximity to Maryculter, the names have been assumed based on the River Dee splitting the areas. Please also see Maryculter Patrol report for names.

Unknown, may have been just to the North of Milltimber in heavily wooded area also known at Countesswells.

Research is ongoing.

The likely targets would have been bridges over the River Dee. This would be a natural barrier for invasion troops trying to head North or South.  The railway from Aberdeen to Ballater passes through Milltimber which may also have been a target.


It is assumed they would have used the standard equipment issued to Aux Units.

Nothing currently.

TNA – WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
Hancock report

If you can help with any info please contact us.