Smeaton Outstation

Location
Smeaton, East Linton, East Lothian
Type
Outstation
Call sign
Barnack 10
Network
Special Duties Personnel
Role Name Posted from Until
Operator Mr James Grieve Unknown 20 Jul 1944
Operator Mr Alex Niven 1942 20 Jul 1944
Runner Reverend James Tindall Soutter Unknown 20 Jul 1944
Station description

The Station was in a small wood on the Smeaton House Estate. It is on private land and has now been filled in. The location was found when Jack Tully-Jackson’s friend fell into it while looking for the site. He had to be rescued.
It was constructed of two concrete rooms one for equipment and furniture with pigeon holes containing booklets on German units and equipment. In one pigeon hole was a concealed switch which would open a wall section to reveal a small annex which contained the wireless equipment.

A 'dead letter' was kept. The letter is addressed to the School Cottage, school master 2nd Lieutenant W G Aitken who was the 1st East Lothian Group Commander with Little Spott and the East Linton Patrols under his watch.

Pictures
Image
Caption & credit
Copy of Dead Letter
Map Location

Smeaton Outstation

References

East Lothian at War

Jack Tully-Jackson’s research and interviews with the people involved.

Smeaton House Images