Dallinghoo Patrol

A.K.A. (nickname)
Pettistree / Bredfield
County Group

Dallinghoo village lies 3 miles north of the town of Woodbridge.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant John Gordon Malster


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Harold John Garnham

Tractor driver

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frederick Alfred Danfer

Farm labourer

Unknown Unknown
Private Willie Fuller

General labourer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private George Raymond Green

Specialist willow grower

Unknown Unknown
Private Cyril Edward Grimwood


Unknown Unknown
Private Ernest Hood

Farm worker

Unknown Unknown
Private Walter Henry Legg Jarvis

Farm worker

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Percy Reuben Neale


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB was built into the side of a sandpit by Byng Bridge, immediately to the north of Byng Hall Road, with a farm track doubling as public footpath running past it. Pettistree is about 1.5 kilometres to the north-east; Bredfield is about 1.5 kilometres further to the south-west and Dallinghoo is about 2 kilometres to the north-west.

The OB consisted of a 14ft underground Nissen hut that was accessed through a drop-down shaft. It had an emergency exit tunnel. According to the farmer the structure was removed many years ago.
Two massive electricity pylons now occupy the very much overgrown pit, which for many years has also been used as a dump for rubble and farm waste. The ground is much disturbed and no trace remains of the OB.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
OB Image
OB Status
OB accessibility
This OB is on private land. Please do not be tempted to trespass to see it

Dallinghoo Patrol

Patrol Targets

Debach airfield was a nearby target


Trained locally and at Framlingham by regular army soldiers, at Holton Airfield and later at Bawsey Manor where the big RAF camp was.


TNA ref WO199/3389

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Evelyn Simak and Adrian Pye.

B.R.O.M at Parham, 

Michael Beeton, son of Group Commanding Officer Captain David Walter Beeton (personal interviews);

Dr Will Ward (DOB); 

E Carter (personal interview)