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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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He then told stunned MPs: "I'm in a rather happy demob stage.
On leaving his native island after demob, he joined the Metropolitan Police force until he retired.
The old friends, who did National Service in the RAF, were trying to track down Ian Stuart Grant to invite him to a 50th demob anniversary reunion in Scotland in September.
After service I ended up in Egypt as a regimental sign aller in the Army before being returned to UK for demob.
That night in the NAAFI, the passengers due to fly out were celebrating their forthcoming demob with us.
After his demob in 1954 he returned to the Liverpool area.
I lost lots of pals at Dunkirk, The Western Desert, Salerno, Monte Cassino and Anzio during my time from 1939 until demob in 1946.
Following demob, he became a gun tester at the BSA, where he worked until retirement.
Angry SNP MSP Mike Russell said: "The best one can say of his performance is that the minister is demob happy.
Harvey said: "Everyone is demob happy at this time of year because you either know you are going down or not and I think the only people who have got any vested interest at the moment are the people at the bottom.
When I arrived at New Street Station 40 years ago after serving nearly five years overseas, struggling in my demob suit, a volunteer taxi came out of the shadows and took me on my journey home, refusing payment and wishing me all the best.
Bill put his army service to good use since, on demob, he joined the BSA as a gun tester where he worked up until retirement.