Englishcombe Patrol


Englishcombe is a village in North East Somerset just outside Bath.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Private Robert Samuel Lane


16 Jun 1940 16 Oct 1942
Private Frederick Roy Harding Meddick

Labourer public works contractor

04 Jun 1940 16 Oct 1942
Private Frederick Peach

Shepherd on farm

01 Jun 1940 16 Oct 1942
Private William Donald Wyatt


01 Jun 1940 16 Oct 1942
Operational Base (OB)

The OB was an Nissen type shelter built by the Royal Engineers in Kilkenny Wood (Middle Wood), Englishcombe. 

OB Status
Collapsed with few visible remains
OB accessibility
This OB is on private land. Please do not be tempted to trespass to see it

Englishcombe Patrol

Patrol Targets

The most likely targets would have been the railway around Oldfield Park and the nearby Twerton Railway tunnel along with the Windsor and Destructor bridges over the river Avon and the industrial sites in the Locksbrook area.


There was a firing range at Englishcombe used by the Patrols.

Other information

It appears the Patrol was stood down early. The Nominal Roll shows all members as services no longer required (S.N.L.R.) as of 16th October 1942.


Auxilier Bob Millard

The National Archives ref WO199/3391,

Stephen Lewins & Tim Wray.

TNA ref WO199/3390 & WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register