Spynie Patrol


Spynie, Alves and Elgin are in a busy farming area on major road and rail networks on the Moray coast.

Patrol members
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant John Brown

Farm Servant (1940 Valuation Roll)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Second Lieutenant David Denoon

Head teacher (Spynie School)

Unknown Unknown
Corporal Joseph Ogg

Worked At Lauchlan Farm, Alves

Unknown Unknown
Private Allan James Allen Unknown Unknown
Private Leslie McWilliam Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William Munro Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private James A. Mustard


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private A. Mutch Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Robert Alexander Proctor

Railway servant

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Alexander Sinclair Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Andrew Wiseman


Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

The OB was located in woods at Aldroughty beside the A96.

OB Status

Spynie Patrol

Patrol Targets

The location of the Patrol was close to several RAF bases: Lossiemouth, Milltown, Bogs’o’Main, Forres and Kinloss.

The Moray coast had possible invasion beaches and this Patrol would have covered road and rail links from them.


Training most likely took place at Blairmore House in Huntly.

Weapons and Equipment

The stores of arms and explosives were kept in the coach house at Ardgilzean.


TNA ref WO199/3388 201 Bn rolls.

Hancock report held at B.R.A

World War II in Moray by Ian Keillar and Bill Bartlam