Maryculter Patrol

County Group
Locality

Maryculter is several miles from Aberdeen to the west.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant Stewart Archibald

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal J. Murdoch Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private A. Salter

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private James Stephen

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private George Walker

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

May have been just to the south of Maryculter in heavily wooded area.

OB Status
Location not known
Location

Maryculter Patrol

Patrol Targets

The likely targets would have been bridges over the River Dee. This would be a natural barrier for invasion troops trying to head North or South. There is a road between Stonehaven in the South that would allow bypassing of Aberdeen that the patrol would likely monitor / attack.

At Portlethen, there was a Chain Home Radar station, given the proximity to Maryculter, this could have been a target.

Other information

Given the close proximity to Milltimber, the names have been assumed based on the River Dee splitting the areas. Please also see Milltimber Patrol report for names.

References

TNA ref WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls

Hancock Report held at B.R.A