Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Leven Auxiliary Unit Patrol

This page was last updated at 2:05pm on 21/2/15

Thank you for selecting information on the Leven Auxiliary Unit Patrol and their Operational Base in Scotland. The info below has been supplied by CART's Fife & Angus CIO, David Blair.

Research into this patrol and its training is ongoing. The information below is published from various sources and is by no means conclusive. If information is not listed below it does not necessarily mean the information is not out there but normally means CART researchers have not found it yet.

If you have any information on this patrol or can help with research in this area please do contact us.

Leven (Scots: Leevin, Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir L├Čobhann) is a seaside town in Fife, set in the east Central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies on the coast of the Firth of Forth at the mouth of the River Leven, 8.1 miles (13.0 km) north-east of Kirkcaldy and 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east of Glenrothes.

Number 1 Group Area Group Commander: Captain Robert E. Cathcart. Assistant Group Commander: Lieut W. Pratt

Late 1940.



Sgt James Duncan [Patrol Leader]
Cpl John Brown
Pte George Duncan
Pte Andrew Nicol
Pte James Smith 
Pte John Smith
Pte Thomas Thomson

The location of the Operational Base is known but has not currently been investigated.

Main road and railway lines for east coast routes to and from Forth Rail Bridge and Tay Rail Bridge, Dockyards close by at Methil, shipping in ports/harbours.

Melville House, weekends and some evenings. Regular Army Scout Section conducted training programme and some 24hr schemes.

• 1x .22 rim fire Winchester 74
•  2x  Enfield P.17 Rifles
•  7x .38 Revolvers
•  4x Stenguns
•  7x FS Fighting knives
•  Usual Auxunit stores

Also see the other standard weapons and equipment.

Nothing currently.


Interviews with Jim Duncan [Patrol leader]
WO 199/3388.
Major Hancock Files held by the BRA.
Correspondence with relatives of former patrol members.
Landowner whose property the OB is located.

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