Spynie Patrol

Locality

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 Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Second Lieutenant David Denoon

Head teacher (Spynie School)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Joseph Ogg Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Allan James Allen Unknown 03 Dec 1944
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 Proctor Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Alexander Sinclair Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Andrew Wiseman

Farmer

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Operational Base (OB)

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

OB Status
Destroyed
Location

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

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.

References

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