Milltimber Patrol

County Group

Milltimber is 6 miles from Aberdeen to the west.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Eric Cameron Finlayson

Secretary - Aberdeen Dairymans Assc.

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Alexander Cruickshank Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Alfred Findlay Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private R. Macleod Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private A. Will Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

 May have been just to the north of Milltimber in heavily wooded area also known at Countesswells.

OB Status
Location not known

Milltimber 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. The railway from Aberdeen to Ballater passes through Milltimber which may also 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 Maryculter Patrol report for names.


TNA ref WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls

Hancock Report held at B.R.A