Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

St. Monans Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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

Thank you for selecting information on the St. Monans 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.

St. Monans was the first patrol operational in Scotland. Their Operational Base was built within two weeks.

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

1940.



Captain R.E. Cathcart
Lt W. Pratt [Patrol Leader]
David Fleming
Robert Adam
Alex Crowe [later Lt and Patrol Leader at St Andrews]
Bob Wilson

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

Main roads/crossroads and rail line, other opportunist targets and assisting other nearby patrols

Conducted at Melville House regularly by resident Scout Section from the Royal Scots, local rifle range and Quarry for demolition instruction and training.

2x Thompson SMG
6 x .38 Revolvers
6 x FS Fighting Knives
Usual Auxunit stores

Also see the other standard weapons and equipment.

Ongoing research and further updates pending.

WO 199/3388.
Major Hancock Files held by the BRA.
Correspondence with former patrol members’ families.

If you can help with any info please contact us.