Ernest Bevin

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British labor leader and statesman who played an important role in diplomacy after World War II (1884-1951)


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Around 48,000 young men, aged 18 to 25, were called up for two years' service underground between 1943 and 1948 as Ernest Bevin, the wartime Minister of Labour and National Service, tried to shore up a depleted workforce.
A call was made by British Minister of Labour, Ernest Bevin, for women to fill vital jobs that had been left untended by the men going to war.
DIVISION 2A (all played 10 fixtures): 1st Ormesby A (points) 19; 2nd Ellenborough 15; 3rd Rugby TTC Academy 8; 4th Horsham 7; 5th Greenhouse Ernest Bevin 6; 6th York Gardens 5
Thousands of conscripts were diverted to the mines in a scheme named after Labour's Ernest Bevin, who was Minister of Labour and National Service in Winston Churchill's coalition government.
The Bevin Boys' scheme was introduced in 1943 by then Minister for Labour and National Service, Ernest Bevin, in response to an increasing shortage of coal miners.
Named after minister Ernest Bevin, around 48,000 young men endured harsh conditions.
Richard Westwood- Brookes, the historical documents expert at auctioneer Mullock Madeley, said it was logical to assume that the likes of Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin and figures such as Montgomery and Mountbatten would each have received one of the medallions.
They were nicknamed the "Bevin Boys" after Ernest Bevin, the Minister for Labour who masterminded the scheme.
They included representatives from the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets, and a contingent of 'Bevin Boys' - young men recruited as miners during World War II by Minister of Labour Ernest Bevin.
Realising some 50,000 men were needed to work the mines Minister for Labour Ernest Bevin devised a plan which saw those signed up for national service sent to the collieries instead.
There is also a graphic account of the war years and the role the club played through hosting meetings at which Dr Edouard Benes, the exiled president of the Czechoslovakian Republic and Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour were among the speakers.
The programme to conscript non-miners into the industry was named after Ernest Bevin, a former trade union official and then British Labour Party politician who was Minister of Labour and National Service in the wartime coalition government.
Bevin Boys, named after wartime Government minister Ernest Bevin, were young British men conscripted to worked in coal mines from 1943 to 1948.
Like hundreds of thousands of others, Charlie, from Liverpool, had been one of the many conscripts who were sent down the mines by Minister of Labour Ernest Bevin to help ease the nation's coal shortage during World War Two, who became known as Bevin Boys.
The scheme was launched by Ernest Bevin, the then Minister for Labour and National Service, in response to an increasing shortage of labour in the coalmining industry.