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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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Angry SNP MSP Mike Russell said: "The best one can say of his performance is that the minister is demob happy.
He said: "I bowled my first game with Bradley and Colnebridge WMC in the Spring of 1946 while I was still on demob leave from the Royal Navy which I joined in 1942 when I was 18 years old.
Soon after that they moved to Scotland and then to Malta for almost two years until demob in 1957.
There is a bit of a demob attitude about us and I have spoken to some of the other teams and they feel the same.
Albert was in the Fleet Air Arm from June, 1943, to demob in April, 1946.
It was the fifth best bowling performance of all-time from an Aussie at The Oval, but the England batsmen were almost queuing to get out to a man who is supposed to be demob happy after wrapping up the Ashes at Trent Bridge.
WALTER Huntley is a former associate editor of the Liverpool Daily Post, who joined the paper as a reporter after demob from the Army in 1947.
It was a nice, fine October day when demob group 59 came up.
A demob tent will open and the grand finale will be a Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan concert
Demob was the word in 1920, racism in 1935, beatnik in 1958, miniskirt in 1965, gangsta in1988, bling bling in 2000, and sexing up in 2003.
They trailed from interview to interview, dressed in their demob suits and shoes and perhaps wearing the trilby hat that was part of the standard issue.
BLUNDERING John Prescott yesterday admitted he was demob happy at the idea of getting out of Government.