Gamrie Patrol

Locality

Gamrie is an area around Gardenstown and Macduff to the West. The area is a busy farming and fishing area on the Moray Coast.

Several groups of spies were landed by seaplane off the coast.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant Alexander Watson Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Sergeant Kenneth McQueen Yorston

Dentist

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Robert Black Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Alexander Cook Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Peter Dickson

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Alexander Gill

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Harry Hutcheon

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frank Ritchie Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frank Wood

Shop owner

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

Possible area is in a small valley south of the tight road bend between Greenskares and Afforsk. ]

 

A Home Guard ammunition Nissen hut existed in the area.

Location

Gamrie Patrol

Patrol Targets

The location of the patrol would likely to be the Bridge over the River Deveron between Macduff and Banff. Also the railway and roads around the area. Macduff, Banff and Gardenstown all have small harbours.

 

Training

Most likely at Blairmore House in Huntly.

References

TNA ref WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.
Hancock report held at B.R.A