Fyvie Patrol

County Group
Locality

Fyvie is a small village on the main road to the coastal ports of Banff and Macduff.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant Alexander Main Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Sergeant J. Pratt Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William Eddie

Farmer

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
Operational Base (OB)

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.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
Fyvie Castle
OB Status
Location not known
Location

Fyvie Patrol

Patrol Targets

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.

Training

The location of OB is within an estate used by Norwegian forces, likelihood is training took place here.

Other information

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.

References

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