Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla) 1 Patrol


Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla) is a collection of small islands between North Uist and South Uist.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant J. Buchanan Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Lance Corporal M. Cameron Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal I. Monk July 1944 03 Dec 1944
Private R. MacDonald Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private J. C. MacKay Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private J. MacMillan Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private J. MacPherson Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
Benbecula Airfield
OB Status
Location not known

Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla) 1 Patrol

Patrol Targets

Most probable targets were the airfield situated at the North West of Benbecula, which was a former civilian airfield (Balivanich) and Luftwaffe reconnaissance flights show it under construction in 1941.

Another target was the South Ferry Bridge which was completed in 1942 and connected Benbecula with South Uist.


The Patrol trained locally in the area and with the other Patrol on Benbecula. Visiting Scout sections from Seaforths and Lovat Scouts conducted a ‘round robin’ type of training package for Patrols on the Outer Hebrides.


TNA ref WO199/3388

Hancock data held at B.R.A

David Blair

Smith, D J (1983) Action stations 7: military airfields of Scotland, the North-East and Northern Ireland, Action Stations series Cambridge