Kinellar is an area to the west of Aberdeen.
|Sergeant William MacDonald||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Corporal Walter Strachan||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private William James Currie||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private John Selbie||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private Peter "Pat" Smith||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
|Private E. Stephen||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
The Operational Base is believed to be in the Kirkhill / Tyrebagger forest area. From here roads, railways, RAF Dyce and landing areas could have been observed and movement hidden by the trees.
Patrol targets would have included RAF Dyce, the main Aberdeen to Inverness Railway and Dyce Junction to Ellon / Peterhead / Fraserburgh and several bridges over the River Don.
The River Not would be a natural obstacle to any force moving from the North to the South. The south side is hills which would give a strategic position looking down on the river and accessible through tracks through Kirkhill and Tyrebagger forests.
From the top of Brimmond Hill, the view of Aberdeen city, the coast and RAF Dyce could have been a good observation position.
Auxilier William James Currie’s cousin was Peter (Pat) Smith, and Walter Strachan was a relation on also.
TNA ref WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls
Hancock Report held at B.R.A
Anne Sampson (Auxilier W.J Currie’s daughter)