Rationing ended in 1954 Apparently rationing was more severe after the war than during it. The U-Boats weren't sinking our ships but the country was broke and the ladies couldn't get Hershey bars and chewing gum from the Yanks in exchange for a shag anymore.
My bold. Meat was the last item to be to come of rationing. I still have my National registration ID card, issued in my name when I was born in 1950. It was compulsory to carry, and was shown in conjunction with your ration card, if asked for, so my grey haired old mum tells me, still alive at 88.