Lhanbryde Patrol

County Group

Lhanbryde is a village that lies 4 miles east of Elgin.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Norman Hepburn Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal James Ritchie Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private E. Geddes Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Herbert Hampton


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private K.S. Macgregor Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Joseph P Milne


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private James Riddell Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

Located along the Orton road, in the vicinity of Lochnabo. Exact location unknown.

OB Status
Location not known

Lhanbryde Patrol

Patrol Targets

The area of the patrol is in that of a busy commuter route for road and rail. 

The patrol was close to the RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Milltown.  There were likely invasion beaches in the area around Spey Bay.  Main Aberdeen Railway lines passes close by in heavily wooded sections that would have been likely targets and associated bridges over the river Spey. Also Road and Rail bridges over the River Spey.


Most likely Blairmore House in Huntly.


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

World War II in Moray by Bill Bartlam and Ian Keillar