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*Women who had one or more children 14 years old or younger living with them. This included their own children, legitimate or illegitimate, stepchildren, and adopted children, as long as the child was adopted before 18 December 1941.
 
*Women who had one or more children 14 years old or younger living with them. This included their own children, legitimate or illegitimate, stepchildren, and adopted children, as long as the child was adopted before 18 December 1941.
   
Pregnant women were theoretically liable to be called up but in practice were not called up.{{Citation needed|date=November 2014}}
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Pregnant women were theoretically liable to be called up but in practice were not called up.{{Citation needed|date=November 2013}}
   
 
Men under 20 years old were initially not liable to be sent overseas, but this exemption was lifted by 1942. People called up before they were 51 years old but who reached their 51st birthday during their service were liable to serve until the end of the war. People who had retired, resigned or been dismissed from the forces before the war were liable to be called back if they had not reached 51 years of age.
 
Men under 20 years old were initially not liable to be sent overseas, but this exemption was lifted by 1942. People called up before they were 51 years old but who reached their 51st birthday during their service were liable to serve until the end of the war. People who had retired, resigned or been dismissed from the forces before the war were liable to be called back if they had not reached 51 years of age.
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Britain did not completely [[Demobilisation of the British Armed Forces after the Second World War|demobilise]] in 1945, as conscription continued after the war. Those already in the armed forces were given a release class determined by length of service and age. In practice, releases began in June 1945, and the last of the wartime conscripts had been released by 1949. However, urgently needed men, particularly those in the building trades, were released in 1945, although some restrictions on their immediate employment were supposed to be enforced. All women were released at the end of the war.
 
Britain did not completely [[Demobilisation of the British Armed Forces after the Second World War|demobilise]] in 1945, as conscription continued after the war. Those already in the armed forces were given a release class determined by length of service and age. In practice, releases began in June 1945, and the last of the wartime conscripts had been released by 1949. However, urgently needed men, particularly those in the building trades, were released in 1945, although some restrictions on their immediate employment were supposed to be enforced. All women were released at the end of the war.
   
The system of wartime conscription between 1939 and 1948 was called National Service, but is usually referred to as 'war service' in documents relating to [[National Insurance]] and [[Pension provision in the United Kingdom|pensions]].{{Citation needed|date=November 2014}}
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The system of wartime conscription between 1939 and 1948 was called National Service, but is usually referred to as 'war service' in documents relating to [[National Insurance]] and [[Pension provision in the United Kingdom|pensions]].{{Citation needed|date=November 2013}}
   
 
==After 1945==
 
==After 1945==
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Currently, the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda practises conscription. This makes the [[Bermuda Regiment]] the only conscripted force still under the British Crown.
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Currently, the [[British Overseas Territory]] of Bermuda practises conscription. This makes the [[Bermuda Regiment]] the only conscripted force still under the British Crown.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/peacetime_conscripts_01.shtml BBC History – The Peacetime Conscripts: National Service in the Post-war Years]
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/peacetime_conscripts_01.shtml BBC History – The Peacetime Conscripts: National Service in the Post-war Years]
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a6652019.shtml BBC History – WW2 People's War – Fact File : Reserved Occupations]
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a6652019.shtml BBC History – WW2 People's War – Fact File : Reserved Occupations]
 
 
{{Wikipedia|Conscription in the United Kingdom}}
 
{{Wikipedia|Conscription in the United Kingdom}}
   

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