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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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Asked if he was worried by reports it is to go, he said: "I leave whoever is the next Prime Minister to make that judgement." He then told stunned MPs: "I'm in a rather happy demob stage."
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.
I had paid a visit to the Shakespeare Theatre that was in Fraser Street, off London Road, with my demob issue on.
Following demob, he became a gun tester at the BSA, where he worked until retirement.
After service I ended up in Egypt as a regimental sign aller in the Army before being returned to UK for demob.
After his demob in 1954 he returned to the Liverpool area.
He carried on sparring while with the Army in Burma but packed it in after demob.
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.
Soon after that they moved to Scotland and then to Malta for almost two years until demob in 1957.
I lost lots of pals at Dunkirk, The Western Desert, Salerno, Monte Cassino and Anzio during my time from 1939 until demob in 1946.
Albert was in the Fleet Air Arm from June, 1943, to demob in April, 1946.