Alfred J McKie enlisted into the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces from Royal Scots Fusiliers in May 1945.
Private McKie qualified as a military parachutist on Course B167 which ran at RAF Ringway from 11 to 23 June 1945. He was initially posted to No 1 Airborne Forces Holding Unit until an eventual posting to the 2nd Parachute Battalion.
Pte McKie served in Palestine. He was demobbed in December 1947.