Chepstow Patrol

A.K.A. (nickname)
Abraham
County Group
Locality

Chepstow is a town in Monmouthshire, adjoining the border with Gloucestershire, England. It is located on the River Wye, about 2 miles above its confluence with the River Severn.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant David Frederick Evans Price

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Claude Edward Edmonds

Land agent

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private David Tudor Davies

Factory manager

Unknown 1943
Private Trevor Morgan Jones

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Goronwy Hywel Jones

Garage owner

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Brian Maltby Kerruish

Veterinary Surgeon

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private George Arthur Major

Bus manager

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Benjamin Tom Proctor

Nurseryman

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The Operational Base is located on a golf course at the Marriot St Pierre Hotel and Country Club near Chepstow.

See how it was discovered in this BBC article.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
Chepstow OB
OB Image
Caption & credit
Chepstow OB
OB Status
Largely intact
OB accessibility
This OB is on private land. Please do not be tempted to trespass to see it
Location

Chepstow Patrol

Training

Group training courses with target practice were arranged every 4-5 weeks at the derelict Glen Court mansion, Llantrisant near Usk. Pertholey House near Newbridge on Usk and Belmont House near Langstone. 

An annual training camp with members from other Patrols was held at Southerndown. The men were billeted at Dunraven Castle which was also home to evacuees during the war. 

The men were taught how to use sticky bombs, a selection of guns, grenades, fuses and time pencils. Each Patrol was issued with Fairbairn Sykes which were particularly lethal instruments. The men were taught advanced ‘thuggery’ and became very highly skilled in how to kill silently using knives or the cheese cutter garrotte. The men were basically not meant to be a confrontational unit, but lone sentries would no doubt have been targets for silent execution. 

Other information

Known by the codename Abraham.

 

References

TNA ref WO199/3389

Sallie Mogford

1939 Register

Hancock data held at B.R.A

BBC News