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A brigadier I served under (a decent, popular man) wrote to the War Office in London complaining that if the present demob rate reduced his 'establishment', he would have to revert to his peacetime substantive rank of Lt-Colonel, and lose out on his pension.
But mostly I'm demob happy for a more prosaic reason.
THERE is no place for riflemen when their fighting's done Even less for artillerymen they cannot keep their gun With their service over and they get their demob They are just another candidate looking for job Expert in a skill at arms and in the way they fight They will have to be very rich to ever become a knight They say old soldiers never die they only fade away They are forgotten when tomorrow comes, just a hero for today People sing their praises and raise their glasses high But very soon forget the young men who were prepared to die We put upon a pedestal those who only play a game But forget about our young men who are in the killing game.
More than 1m people travelled by train last year, the highest number since World War II demob in 1946, and transport analysts say growth is predicted to rise by 30% in the next decade.
The very caring council that started me off on my business venture after my demob from the RAF evaporated as money and materialism became a religion.
One is he has flipped his lid, or he is demob happy.
The cash is being offered in place of the Irish Army's traditional grey demob togs.
The enclosed photograph depicts "Taff" at a demob party with, among others, Colin Proctor and Tony Belton.
Think Victoriana, original 1920s flapper, Home Front clothing from the 1940s and Demob and spiv suits for the guys.
After my demob I started work on the opencast coal sites as a welder.
I did National Service in the RAF with John and, shortly after demob, he got me my first proper job.
My late husband, on demob from HM Forces - who, by the way served years in a PoW camp - for people like S L to live in a free world, returned to work in 1946 as a plumber.