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Spurned Airmen Still Face Possible Involuntary Call-Up

April 10 2012

United Kingdom

Some British airmen are seeking a change in the law that might require them to return to service after being forced out due to budget cuts, reports London's Daily Telegraph.

All British military personnel are placed in reserve for several years after leaving so the armed forces can rapidly expand in a crisis.

For example, an RAF sergeant who signs up for 30 years of service is liable to be called back until he is either 55 or has been out of service for 18 years.

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