Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Spynie Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 7:23am on 2/5/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Spynie 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.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

Sypnie / Alves / Elgin is a busy farming area on major road and rail netwroks on the Moray coast which had possible invasion beaches.  Elgin had airfields at RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Milltown and RAF Bogs’o’Mayne and also a bit further ta Forres and Kinloss.

GC Capt W A Mustard, Asst GCs 2/Liet A Macdonald, Redcliffe, Lossiemouth and 2/Lieut H Collie, Mains of Struthers, Kinloss.


2nt Lt J Denoon
Sgt J Brown, Quarrywood, Spynie
Cpl J Ogg
Pte A Allen
Pte J Mustard (related to GC Capt W A Mustard)
Pte A Sinclair
Pte W Munro
Pte A Mutch
Pte L McWilliams
Pte R Proctor
Pte A Wiseman

The OB was located in woods at Aldroughty beside the A96.

The location of the patrol was close to  several RAF bases (Lossiemouth, Milltown, Bogs’o’Main, Forres and Kinloss.

Most likely Blairmore House in Huntly.

We suspect they were issued with the standard kit. 

The stores were kept in the coach house at Ardgilzean.

TNA – WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
Hancock report
World War II in Moray Ian Keillar and Bill Bartlam

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