Mintlaw Patrol

County Group

Mintlaw is a large village lying along the A952 road.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant Jack A. Rosie


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Donald Campbell Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private John R. Duncan Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private James Gordon Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private C. Patterson Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Marshall Keith Philip


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB was situated within the foundations of a Church at Ardallie under the Vestry. The area in general around the church is open arable fields and some woodland. The main A952 runs adjacent to the church. We have been advised that the OB was filled in the late 1970’s.

The current owner of the house found detonator wire in a nearby embankment which appears to have been there for destroying the weapons and ammunition stored under the church.

Patrol & OB pictures
OB Image
OB Status
Largely intact
OB accessibility
This OB is on private land. Please do not be tempted to trespass to see it

Mintlaw Patrol

Patrol Targets

The main target would have been the main road, which would be one of the Main Supply Routes (MSR). Cruden Bay is approximately 6 miles from the OB, and railway lines near to east coast.

Other information

The Patrol leader Sergeant Rosie is not listed on the records of Major Hancock compiled at stand down. It is assumed the Patrol was disbanded before then and Corporal Moir became Sergeant and created a new Patrol nearby. This was post September 1942. 


TNA ref WO199/3388

Hancock data held at B.R.A

Alexander Porter who kindly supplied the press cutting.

Evening Express Thursday March 13th 1997.

Leopard Magazine (Sept 2016) - Derek Jennings Article.