Northern Patrols

10th February 2012, 15:49
I am doing some research into the Northern Patrols which were based in Kirkwall, Orkney, during the Second World War. I have seen mentions of the patrols on various sites, but none have an overview of the patrols in general. How many vessels were used, their names, how large an area they covered etc.
If anyone can help me here I would appreciate it. It is for an article I am writing for the local paper. I would also like to get permission to use one or two first hand accounts of what the conditions were like etc.
Any information would be appreciated.