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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After being demobbed in 1960, Ken returned to Birmingham and Taff to South Wales where he became a coal miner for 23 years.
Taff has no idea what Ken did in civvy street after being demobbed.
IN JUNE, 1954, I was demobbed after five years' service in the Irish Guards.
I was in the RAF and demobbed in 1983 and had a similar problem, or so I thought.
Those guys came back from the most terrible war in the jungles of Burma and were simply demobbed, given a suit and sent back into civilian life - and of course that would apply to everyone who served in the armed forces right through the First and Second World War.
When Phil was demobbed, he and Sybil started the formation dancing and used to travel all over the country to competitions which would have been my dream but by this time at 17, I met my future husband at a dance in the City Hall and when we married we moved into the Vale.
I wrote the following memory of the time I was demobbed from Richmond barracks and returned home to 'My Middlesbrough.' It was an early Sunday morning, when I alighted from that train.
He bought a Rolleiflex camera and after he was demobbed in August 1958 he was determined to pursue a career in photography.
I suffer for this now, but when I was demobbed after about three years abroad I came back by desert-truck to France.
Cookes Furniture, which has stores in Birmingham and Christchurch, Dorset, was established by Ted Cooke after he was demobbed from the Navy at the end of the Second World War and is now run by his son, Graham.
After he was demobbed from the 151st Durham Brigade in 1946, Richard returned to his bricklaying trade and built the semi-detached home at Zetland Drive, Whitley Bay, where he and Joan have spent most of their lives.
After being demobbed,Alice returned to her typing and filing job in the office of a wire works in Manchester while Stanley served three more years in the Forces.