Bowland is an area approximately 3 miles north-west of Galashiels.
|Second Lieutenant Jimmy Baird||1941||Unknown|
|Sergeant William Humble||1942||Unknown|
|Sergeant George Kerr||Unknown||1944|
|Corporal Peter Romanes||1941||1944|
|Private W. George Hogg||1941||1944|
|Private I. Humble||Unknown||Unknown|
|Private Robert Hunter||1941||1944|
|Private J. Scott||1941||1944|
|Private Jackie F. Thomson||1941||1944|
|Private David Wilkinson||1941||Unknown|
|Private George Wilson||Unknown||Unknown|
The Patrol had an "elephant" type shelter on Caitha Hill a high point in the Bowland area.The OB was in a copse in a disused quarry. The land has been reworked over the years and there are no remains of the original site.
Targets for the Patrol would have included the Border Counties Railway, the A7 main Edinburgh to Carlisle road, crossing points on the river Tweed and Gala Water along with Abbotsford House (one time home of Sir Walter Scott) as probable German H.Q.
Training was done locally along with Monksford House Stables the area Headquarters and The Drill Hall on Paton Street in Galashiels.
Some members went to Coleshill House though this stopped in mid 1942 when it was deemed too far too travel for a weekend course so the people at Coleshill sent out written and practical tests for the members to do nearer home.
Weapons issued to the Patrol would have included Sten Machine Gun, .38 Smith & Wesson pistols and fighting knives.
The Patrol were part of the Royal Family guard at Balmoral in 1944.
The Patrol seem to have expanded or had a high turn over of members.
The Group Commanding Officer was Lieutenant Jimmy Baird from 14, Wood Street in Galashiels who had been the Patrols original Sargeant
The National Archives in Kew Ref WO199/3388,
Hancock data held at B.R.A