Mountblairy Auxiliary Unit Patrol
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Thank you for selecting information on the Mountblairy Auxiliary Unit Patrol and
their Operational Base located in Scotland. The info and below has been supplied by Alan Stewart our CIO for
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.
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Captain Gordon-Lennox and Lieut L.G Cochrane . Hancock suggests this at some point was Lieut A.H. Budge and 2nd
Lieut L Huchison Group No 3)
Sgt Jonathan Taylor (Gamekeeper)
Cpl Charles Sim (Horse and Carter)
Pvt George Pepper (Gardener)
Pvt John Riddell (Forester)
Pvt James Skene (Forester)
Pvt William Blacklaw (Gamekeeper)
Pvt C Proctor - Unverified
All members worked on the Forglen Estate and were approached by Sgt Jonathan Taylor.
Some of the patrol members feature in the picture above. (Pic by Danny Pepper)
The Operational Base was on the private
Forglen House estate. In wooded area between The Kennels Cottage and Home Farm approx. 1 Mile from Turriff. Approx
area indicated in black circle below. The base was destroyed years ago. The son of Pvt George Pepper recalls seeing
people appear from a secret entrance on the Forglen Estate.
Turriff was mainly a farming town, however during the war there was a flax factory there. The road and
rail Network was en-route to the coastal areas at Banff and Macduff. There was a large airfield at Banff and
personnel / equipment would pass through Turriff.
Training took place at Blairmore House.
Thompson & Sten Guns as
well as the standard issue equipment. Pvt
Pepper had a revolver he kept at home and allowed his sons to use it.
Danny Pepper, Son of Pvt George Pepper, TNA – WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls, Hancock Files held by the BRA, More from
Turriff (2001) by Bill Simpson.
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