Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


South Uist Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Thank you for selecting information on the South Uist Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base on the Outer Hebrides. The info and images below have been supplied by CART's Fife & Angus CIO, David Blair. 

Part of Group 5.
Group Commander was Capt. J.G Chisholm.
He was assisted by G.C.  2nd Lt A. Lehury

Early 1941

Patrol Leader: Sgt A. Mackinnon. Askerinch Loch Boisdale. S.Uist
Cpl D.A. Morrison. Greybridge, Kilpheder. S.Uist
Pte R. Morrison. Lochside, Kilpheder. S. Uist
Pte J.J.  MacDonald Askernish, Lochboisdale S. Uist
Pte J. MacKinnon. Frobost, Milton. S. Uist
Pte I.A. Mackay. Schoolhouse, Garrynamonie. S.Uist
Pte I. MacDonald. Askernish house. S. Uist
Pte A. Fraser. Lochbeisdale, S. Uist

The members of this patrol lived near to Lochboisdale and therefore well placed to be effective in harassing any troop/supply movements from the vital port and road route to the airfield. Further research on this patrol and others based on the Outer Hebrides are ongoing.

OB Location unknown at this time, further research ongoing.

The main supply route for fuel coming into feed RAF Benbecula was at Lochboisdale. The South Ford Bridge having been constructed to connect the RAF base with the steamer port at Lochboisdale was also an important target.

Regular Army Scout Sections from the Seaforth Highlanders and Lovat Scouts conducting a training package for Patrols on the Outer Hebrides, thus enabling a consistent high quality of readiness.

Sten/Thompson/ S.F Fighting Knife (issued to all) .38 revolver (issued to all) 2x Winchester 74 with Number 42 scope/ Number 36 Grenade. Various explosive materials and sundries, including Number 10 delay switches/Det Cord/Bickford fuse.

Nothing currently

WO 19/3388, Major Hancock Files

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