Fowey is a market town and port at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall.
|Sergeant Percy James Robins||
|01 Jul 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Corporal Albert Clarence Hones||
Shipworks clerk for Toyne, Carter & Co.
|03 May 1942||03 Dec 1944|
|Private William James Farley||
|08 Jan 1941||25 Feb 1943|
|Private Albert Fuge||
|24 Jun 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Bernard Gardiner Roberts||
|10 Aug 1942||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Albert Cyril Robins||
|05 Jul 1940||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Ernest John Williams||
|28 Sep 1942||03 Dec 1944|
The OB was located close to Great Pinnock Farm, around a mile from the town of Fowey. This was the home of Auxilier Ernest Williams.
When the Defence of Britain database was being recorded the landowner at the time had noticed a hole appear in the ground revealing the framework for a two tiered bunk bed and a block dividing wall. Any further investigations are currently unknown.
Fowey is a busy, sheltered, deep water working port and would have been an ideal invasion location.
Regional training took place at Porthpean in St Austell Bay by the Cornwall Scout Section. There were weekend training courses for setting explosives and grenade throwing.
Locally Fowey Patrol practiced on a rifle range located at Little Pinnock Farm which was reported to have had butts. This was the neighbouring farm to the Operational Base and the home of Auxilier Bernard Roberts. At the time of the Defence of Britain survey, the site was found to have been destroyed.
It is assumed the Patrol had access to the standard kit, arms and explosives.
TNA ref WO199/3391
Alwyn Harvey recorder for Defence of Britain Database.
Hancock data held by B. R. A