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Synonyms for demob

retire from military service

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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.
The last person to be conscripted was a Pte Turner and the last person to be demobbed was Lt Vaughan in 1963.
His final role was Officer in Charge of Flying at RAF Perton, and was demobbed in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant, before returning to the motor industry in Coventry.
Suddenly it was summer in England and millions of ex-servicemen who had been uprooted from their lives and families to serve their governments in war were demobbed and returned home.
When we were demobbed in 1946, we often met at regimental reunions and we discussed the episode time and time again.
before being liberated by Russian cossack soldiers When demobbed lie trained as an ophthalmic optician and after qualifying established a business in Newport.
He was demobbed and left the service in April 1919.
So the boys needn't worry to much about being demobbed.
He was demobbed as a result of suering from severe shell-shock during his time in Italy, which no doubt explains why he suered with severe depression and mania for most of the rest of his adult life and also probably explains his Goon-like humour which formed the main part of his career after the war.
When I got demobbed in 1946 I worked a 50 hour week at the request of the government.
As for Ken, who would also be 74, Taff knows little of what he did on 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.