Langrish Patrol


Langrish village lies 2.5 miles west of Petersfield.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant Frederick George Cable


02 Jul 1940 03 Dec 1944
Sergeant Richard Douglas Luff

Cowman Assisting Father

14 Oct 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Kenneth Edward W Dickenson


05 Nov 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private William George Lambert

Farmer assisting father

16 Sep 1940 03 Dec 1944
Private Reginald Stuart Rogers

Distributer of Cattle, Pigs, Poultry. Also Pig & Poultry Farmer.

15 Jan 1941 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB is thought to have been located in Rookham Copse. It is not known if it survives.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
Caption & credit
Rookham Copse
OB Image
Caption & credit
Langrish House
OB Status
Location not known

Langrish Patrol


The Patrol were based at Langrish House near Petersfield. It is now a beautiful hotel.

Weapons and Equipment

Quantities of explosives were hidden in the cellars of Langrish House, ready for distribution to the local hideout deep under the trees in Rookham Copse.

Other information

An article about Langrish Patrol and Edward Talbot-Ponsonby appeared in the Farnham Herald (9 Sep 2011) and can be seen here.


TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Robina Talbot-Ponsonby, Edna Dear, 'Aspects of Langrish'. Langrish