Llanarth Patrol

A.K.A. (nickname)
Noah
County Group
Locality

Llanarth is a privately owned estate village approx. 6 miles east of Abergavenny and 4 miles west of Raglan.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant Simon Egerton Scrope

Agent to the Llanarth Estate

Unknown 01 Oct 1944
Corporal Francis James Sutherland

Head forester

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private R. Davies Unknown Unknown
Private Henry Herbert Dewfield

Game keeper

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private George Edwin Graveston

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frank Austin Pearson

Estate woodman

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Edwin James Porter

Dairy farmer

Unknown Unknown
Private Frederick S. Powell

Railway clerk

Unknown Unknown
Private Raymond John Nash Roberts

Tinworks mason

Unknown Unknown
Private William Thomas Henry Webb

Forester

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB is thought to have been in Pen-y-lan Wood. There may be more than one structure in the wood. This wood is in the parish of Bryngwyn, opposite Argoed Farm.

 

OB Status
Location not known
OB accessibility
This OB is on private land. Please do not be tempted to trespass to see it
Location

Llanarth Patrol

Training

Group training courses with target practice were arranged every 4-5 weeks at the derelict Glen Court mansion, Llantrisant near Usk. Pertholey House near Newbridge on Usk and Belmont House near Langstone. 

An annual training camp with members from other Patrols was held at Southerndown. The men were billeted at Dunraven Castle which was also home to evacuees during the war. 

The men were taught how to use sticky bombs, a selection of guns, grenades, fuses and time pencil. Each Patrol was issued with Fairbairn Sykes knives which were particularly lethal instruments. The men were taught advanced ‘thuggery’ and became very highly skilled in how to kill silently using knives or the cheese cutter garrotte. The men were basically not meant to be a confrontational unit, but lone sentries would no doubt have been targets for silent execution. 

Other information

Known by the codename Noah

References

TNA ref WO199/3389

Sallie Mogford

1939 Register

Hancock data held at B.R.A

Mrs Mary K Reid (nee Sutherland) and son Rob Reid.

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