Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Slains Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 7:33am on 3/4/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Slains 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.

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Slains is an area around Cruden Bay that had a suitable invasion beach, road and rail network. Also in the area was Forvie sands which was a major training area for troops, and also had an invasion beach.

There seems to be several patrols together in close proximity, so this report should consider that the names are a “best guess” but names on Ellon and Tarty patrols should be considered.

Liuet Alexander  Fraser and asst GC 2nd Lieut Jack Reid (Group 7)


Slains (possibly others that may be linked to Ellon or Tarty patrols)

Sgt J Keil – Smiddyhill, Slains Ellon
Pvt W Bruce – Mains of Collieston, Slains?
Pvt J Cruickshank – Little Collieston, Slains?
Pvt W Massie – Milton of Brogan House, Slains
Pvt James Stirling – Kirkton House, Slains

Curently unknown

Suspected railway and bridges on the Peterhead line line, also the main road to Aberdeen. Cruden bay has a small port (Port Errol) and also a military installation adjacent to Slains Castle for aircraft homing / direction finding.

Possibly within area of ww2 training range at Forvie Sands.

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

Lt Fraser of Ellon was the GC who is linked to several other patrols in the area.

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

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