Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla) 2 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 Hector MacRury Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal A. Johnston Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private D. MacAskill Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private D. MacCormick Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private D. A. MacCormick Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private D. J. MacEachan Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private D. MacIsaac Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
Benbecula Airfield
OB Status
Location not known

Benbecula (Beinn Na Faoghla) 2 Patrol

Patrol Targets

The members of this particular Patrol lived close to the airfield and would certainly have been able to have eyes on the location and report back any troop movements thus enabling Patrols to implement any action of harassing supply / troop movement, including destroying aircraft on the ground. 

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. Working in tandem with the other Operational Patrol based on Benbecula, these targets would have been a vital aid to the supply of enemy troop and supply movements enabling the enemy to operate from and launch attacks on the mainland.


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