Fyvie is a small village on the main road to the coastal ports of Banff and Macduff.
|Sergeant Alexander Main||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Sergeant J. Pratt||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private William Eddie||
|Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private George Gerrie||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Thomas Hardie||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Robert C. Harper||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private James Hibbard||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private C. McConnach||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
The main OB was located in verge / woodland in grounds of Fyvie Castle.
The entrance was through a trapdoor, this was witnessed by the son of Group Commander Lieutenant Fraser of Ellon during a visit to Fyvie, who, with his father went into the OB and recalls seeing bunks.
A possible Observation Post is likely to have been on high ground to the east, within 10 meters of road, adjacent to Loch.
During war, this estate was used initially as a maternity hospital, however Norwegian units were based here on Nissen huts.
Suspected targets were railway bridges on Main Macduff line, also the main road to Banff / Macduff with areas where road is in between high sided ground so ideal for ambush.
The location of OB is within an estate used by Norwegian forces, likelihood is training took place here.
Both Main and Pratt were recorded as Sergeants in September 1942 but Main is the Patrol leader at stand down.
This could mean that two Patrols merged.
Norman Fraser, Ellon. Son of Lt Alexander Fraser (Ellon)
TNA ref WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
Valuation roll 1925
Hancock report held at B.R.A