Raglan Patrol

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

Raglan is a village located some 9 miles south-west of Monmouth, midway between Monmouth and Abergavenny on the A40.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from until
Sergeant Basil Edward Walter Penn

Road engineer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Peter Alan Mumby

Quantity surveyor

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frederick Jackson Ingham Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private G. E. Jones Unknown Unknown
Private Robert Garth Long

Solicitors clerk

Unknown 01 Mar 1943
Private Walter William Harold Preece

Railway clerk

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Alfred Fisher Standring

Traveling salesman

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
OB Status
Location not known
Location

Raglan Patrol

Patrol Targets

The obvious targets were the main roads being the A40 and A49 along with the nearby rail tunnels.

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 pencils. 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 Lucifer.

References

TNA ref WO199/3389

Sallie Mogford

1939 Register

Hancock data held at B.R.A