Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Mintlaw Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 1:44pm on 16/5/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Mintlaw Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Scotland. The info below has been supplied by CART's Scottish CIO, David Blair.

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.

Part of Group 6 Number 2 Area taking in Mintlaw and Old Deer.


Lt J.L. Low
Sgt J.A. Rosie (Minister of Ardallie Church)
Cpl A. Moir
Pte D. Campbell
Pte J.R. Duncan
Pte J. Gordon
Pte C. Patterson
Pte M.K. Philip

Jack Rosie was Minister of Ardallie until 1944. Most patrol members lived in and around Old Deer and Mintlaw.

The OB was situated within the foundations of a Church at Ardallie under the Vestry. The area in general around the church is open arable fields and some woodland. The main A952 runs adjacent to the church. We have been advised that the OB was filled in the late c1970’s. Images of the exterior of Ardallie Church can be viewed  here

Research is on-going and further information/photographs of the OB sought from the current owner.

Main road, which would be one of the Main Supply Routes (MSR) Cruden bay is approximately 6 miles from the OB, and railway lines near to east coast.

Local area, but also with other patrols at Blairmore House, Glass Huntly.

Sten, Thompson SMG, .22 telescopic, .38 Revolvers, fighting knives, Number 36 Grenades, various home-made coshes and knives. 808 Nobles/time pencils/Magnets, Bickford cord.

Nothing currently.

Alexander Porter who kindly supplied the press cutting.

Evening Express Thursday March 13th 1997.

WO199/3388  Nominal role of Scottish patrol members.

If you can help with any info please contact us.