Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Stornoway 3 Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 10:30am on 24/1/14

Thank you for selecting information on the Stornoway 3 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. 

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.

The Intelligence Officer was A.G. Fiddes-Watt: Cameron Highlanders.

Area Group Commander was Capt J.G. Chisholm. Caledonian Hotel, Stornoway. (Capt Chisholm was also Admin officer for group 5)

Assistant Group Commander was 2nd Lieut Alexander John Lehury. 95 Caberfeidh Buildings, Stornoway.

Around 1941.

Patrol Leader: Cpl J. Macleod. 22 Melbost. Stornoway
Pte N. Macleod. 26 Branahuie Stornoway  

We are unsure of the other members. Can you help?

The OB is located on Gallows Hill overlooking Stornoway Harbour.

The video below by John Burrows was filmed on Gallows Hill and might give you an idea of their view.

It is suspected that the harbour would have been the main target for attack.

Nothing currently

 Usual equipment supplied in the Aux kits is assumed.

Further research on this patrol and others in the Stornoway area is ongoing.

Stornoway Historical Society.

If you can help with any info please contact us.