Crimond Patrol

County Group

Crimond is an area of small villages to the east of Fraserburgh.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Alexander Mutch Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Sergeant Robert Richards Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private George Barclay Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Robert Clubb


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William Lawrence Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private J. Mackie Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private George Milne Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

Believed to be in the woods adjacent the Patrol Sergeant's house at Longhill.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
RNAS Crimond airfield and seaplane base
OB Status
Location not known

Crimond Patrol

Patrol Targets

At Crimond there was a major Royal Naval Air Station base with 4 runways, and including a seaplane base. Other targets would have been roads and main Aberdeen railway line.

Crimond had a road and nearby railway infrastructure that any invading force could make good use of due to suitable invasion beaches being in the area.


TNA ref WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
Hancock Report held at B.R.A