Hendy Patrol


Hendy is a village situated on the border between Carmarthenshire and Swansea.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant David Daniel Hiddlestone

Iron bar cutter

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Thomas Livingstone Bowen

Tin plate boiler fireman

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private James Hiddlestone

Tin plate ban cutter

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private David John Jones

Tin plate packer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Ronald Gwyn Rees

General labourer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private David Ashwyn Walters

Tin plate labourer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
OB Status
Location not known

Hendy Patrol

Patrol Targets

An obvious target would have been the road and rail bridges over the river at nearby Pontardulais.


Captain Tommy George from Letterston, Pembrokeshire recalled hearing about a training exercise carried out by what appears to have been Hendy Patrol; "They decided one night to make an attack on a simulated German Patrol and they chose the last bus back home from town. All of them had the explosives and adhesives to fell a tree. Along came the bus. Down came a tree just in front of it. The bus reversed. Down came another tree about 100 yards behind. As far as I know the bus stayed put all night and the passengers had to walk home".


TNA ref WO199/3389.

Hancock data held at B.R.A.

1939 Register

The Last Ditch by David Lampe

County Echo article 21 Sept 1982 by Joe Nicholls