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Scaley Malcolm
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Hello. I'm trying to find out anything about my maternal Grandmothers' cousin, who lived with the family before he joined the Commando unit at RM Condor, Arbroath during WW2. His name is Davey Hardie (or perhaps Davy Hardie); and he was living at Cunmont Farm Cottages, Kingennie near Broughty Ferry. The head of the household was Alexander Coupar Douglas McKenzie, and his wife Elizabeth Hardie (My Great Grandparents). We believe that he may have later transferred to the Merchant Navy after the war. Any information would be appreciated, Thank You.
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Hi WW2 the base at Arbroath was not a commando base. It was then a Royal Naval Air Service base called RNAS Arbroath (or HMS Condor) and used for training naval aviators. Some Marines may have provided security there but not RM Commandos. It only became RM Condor in the early 70's. In WW2 unlike today not all Royal Marines were Commandos.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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