Demobilization

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Demobilization

 

the transfer of armed forces and entire sectors of the national economy from wartime to peacetime status. Demobilization provides at the end of a war for the reduction of the armed forces to regular peacetime forces by disbanding troop units, headquarters, installations, and institutions formed during wartime, the discharge of surplus personnel into the reserve, and the return to the national economy of property confiscated during mobilization.

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We might well win the World Cup but the hard facts are our best player is not fit, our Toon Boy Wonder Michael Owen is not fit enough, we have one left-footed player, a 17-year-old who should be at school and a de-mob happy coach who has fooled us all over the last five years while taking the biggest pay packet in FA history.
He said, 'Inevitably they are going to be de-mob happy.
There will also be a chance to learn about rationing, entertainment, air raid precautions, working on the land and fashion on the ration in addition to joining in the jive, experiencing an air raid and being fitted up for a de-mob suit.
SPAM, de-mob suits and winkle-pickers were the order of the day for youngsters and staff at a Coventry school when it celebrated its half century.
Like all old soldiers facing being drummed out, they are de-mob happy and trundling around like loose cannons.
Are there any cards that you think suggest the sender was feeling slightly de-mob happy as he bids farewell to the seat of power in Cardiff Bay?