Billingham Patrol


Billingham was mid County Durham in WW2 but is now Teeside.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Frederick William Perryman

Commissionaire heavy chemical industry


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal George Brown Harrison


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Robert Melvin Haines

Distillation works

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Thomas William Henry

Heavy chemical industry

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William R. Walton

Maintenance fitter

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The Patrol were based to the west of Billingham on the Wynyard estate, mid County Durham during WW2 now Teeside.

The OB was an "Elephant" type shelter built by the 184th (S) Company Royal Engineers.

As yet no remains have been found. A large part of the area has been redeveloped building a new exclusive village, Golf Course and formal garden. It was supposed to be located somewhere near a Folly hidden in the trees.

Wynyard Hall is open to the public and some areas are private, the OB could be accessible but as yet not located.

OB Status
Location not known

Billingham Patrol

Patrol Targets

Transport targets would have included Teeside to Newcastle/Sunderland and Darlington Railways and local road bridges. Wynyard Hall would have been a possible German HQ.

Military targets included RAF Greatham and the Ports of Hartlepool and Middlesbourgh.

Industrial targets were ICI Billingham and the other war effort factories on the north side of the Tees. Just before and during the war the ICI plant was involved in Atomic Research and how to process uranium, also ammonia production used for explosives.


The Patrol trained with regional groups and at Danby Lodge, North Yorkshire, the Area Intelligence Officer's HQ and with the Scout Section from The Green Howards at Castleton.

Some went to Coleshill House for specialist courses.

Weapons and Equipment

It is assumed the Patrol were issued with the standard kit and equipment.


The National Archives in Kew WO199/3389

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register