Wartime Years

Last updated : 01 July 2022 By Aberdeen Mad


The Second World War effectively shut down senior football, but Aberdeen continued to put on games featuring any players who might be in the forces and stationed nearby.

Players such as Stan Mortensen and Ted Ditchburn played for Aberdeen sides in the North-Eastern League and the North-Eastern League Cup although for the last season (1945–46) the Southern League and Southern League Cup were effectively national competitions and Aberdeen competed in those.

Unlike in the previous hiatus, the club were kept running, albeit on a highly improvised basis.