Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla) is a collection of small islands between North Uist and South Uist.
|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|
Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla) 1 Patrol
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
Smith, D J (1983) Action stations 7: military airfields of Scotland, the North-East and Northern Ireland, Action Stations series Cambridge