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Call Up of the General Public

#1
Dose anyone know where I can find the outline of the "Call Up" for the general public, in the event of a war? All I can find on MoD is about the TA.

BTW, I don't know anything, we're not going to war, it's just idel curiousity, after reading the American outlines, so wondered what the British ones were like.
 

qman

War Hero
#2
WTF would you want to know this? Why would anyone want to know this? BTW I don't know either just idle curiosity as to why anyone would be so bored as to want the info!
 
#6
You won't find it on the MoD site because the MoD don't call anyone up. For there to be a general callup (conscription) it would take an act of parliament.
 

B_AND_T

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
I think we must have
 

OldSnowy

LE
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Book Reviewer
#11
bjsr2 said:
Dose anyone know where I can find the outline of the "Call Up" for the general public, in the event of a war? All I can find on MoD is about the TA.
That's because there isn't any. nothing. Zilch. Nada. Such legislation does not exist.

WTF would anyone do with several million unwashed, fat, useless, unwilling mutants anyway? Barely 1 in 10 would get through the medical!
 
#12
SparkySteve said:
I didn't, and agree with Prae.
Me too. You two must be slow.
 
#13
OldSnowy said:
bjsr2 said:
Dose anyone know where I can find the outline of the "Call Up" for the general public, in the event of a war? All I can find on MoD is about the TA.
That's because there isn't any. nothing. Zilch. Nada. Such legislation does not exist.

WTF would anyone do with several million unwashed, fat, useless, unwilling mutants anyway? Barely 1 in 10 would get through the medical!
If they did what they did before they would send them to Korea, Malaya.Aden,Cyprus and probably get them to fight two world wars. WTF do you think National Servicemen were ?
 
#14
craftsmanx said:
OldSnowy said:
bjsr2 said:
Dose anyone know where I can find the outline of the "Call Up" for the general public, in the event of a war? All I can find on MoD is about the TA.
That's because there isn't any. nothing. Zilch. Nada. Such legislation does not exist.

WTF would anyone do with several million unwashed, fat, useless, unwilling mutants anyway? Barely 1 in 10 would get through the medical!
If they did what they did before they would send them to Korea, Malaya.Aden,Cyprus and probably get them to fight two world wars. WTF do you think National Servicemen were ?
Blokes primarily in manual jobs, who walked most places and most likely would be a hell of a lot fitter than the average fella today
 
#15
bjsr2 said:
Dose anyone know where I can find the outline of the "Call Up" for the general public, in the event of a war? All I can find on MoD is about the TA.

BTW, I don't know anything, we're not going to war, it's just idel curiousity, after reading the American outlines, so wondered what the British ones were like.
i take it you are going to kick off a war then fella.

good luck.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#16
craftsmanx said:
If they did what they did before they would send them to Korea, Malaya.Aden,Cyprus and probably get them to fight two world wars. WTF do you think National Servicemen were ?
In those days, and for most squaddies, the most complicated it got was "Put the blunt end on your shoulder and pull this trigger". I'm sure I'm not alone in contemplating with horror the logistical challenge of training your man / women / gender confused pre-op transexual in the street in the use of modern military technology.

And care to name me a scenario where we'd need that many boots on the ground today? Invading Poland is always an attractive option, but today we do it with Ryan Air and are back with a hangover on Monday.
 
#17
Mr_Jones said:
Lol, if they issued guns to every adult male in London there'd be about a hundred different ethnic and religious mini civil wars started within about 5 seconds.
or a lot of people saying "Gun mate! No thanks I already got one"
 

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