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Offline SmallTownGirl

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Released Class 'A' 8.7.1946
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone explain what Class 'A' was, please?

And is there an online list of other Classes, please?

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Re: Released Class 'A' 8.7.1946
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:27 GMT (UK) »
There were only two Classes A and B.  Class A was the norm, about 80% or more who were released in an order dictated by age and length of service.  Over 50s were treated as priority and could, if they asked, go before other men.   Class B were people who had some special skill that was deemed essential to the post war recovery of the country, builders were top of the pile, who were to be released without those considerations (and therefore often before their peers) who were then directed on release into some employment or another (if they didn't go to it they would be recalled). 

Check out any newspaper archive for September 1944, lots of articles

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Re: Released Class 'A' 8.7.1946
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 March 19 16:16 GMT (UK) »
There were only two Classes A and B.  Class A was the norm, about 80% or more who were released in an order dictated by age and length of service.  Over 50s were treated as priority and could, if they asked, go before other men.   Class B were people who had some special skill that was deemed essential to the post war recovery of the country, builders were top of the pile, who were to be released without those considerations (and therefore often before their peers) who were then directed on release into some employment or another (if they didn't go to it they would be recalled). 

Check out any newspaper archive for September 1944, lots of articles

MaxD

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