WW2 National Service Armed Forces Act 1939 Explanation Note,Prep Card

WW2 National Service Armed Forces Act 1939 Explanation Note,Prep Card

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For sale is a Rare WW2 National Service Armed Forces Act 1939 Explanationary Note & Preparation medical exam Card questions that you might be asked during your medical evaluation to see if your fit/ healthy enough to join the Royal Air Force. These are original war time documents.


 

The larger leaflet (explanatory note ) states:

 

“NATIONAL SERVICE (ARMED FORCES) ACT, 1939 EXPLANATORY NOTE (The following notes give a general explanation of certain of the provisions of the Act. They must not be regarded as an authoritative interpretation of the Act.) 7. Postponement of Liability to Serve in the Forces. There is no power to exempt persons from their liability. to be called up for service in the armed forces but a person may apply for postponement of his liability to be called up on the ground that exceptional hardship would ensue. Men who wish to apply for postponement must register in the ordinary way and submit themselves for medical examination when called upon (see paragraphs 2 and 6 above). Appli cation for a postponement certificate abould normally be made at the time of medical examination. A copy of the necessary application form can be obtained on request from the Clerk to the Medical Board and the completed form should be returned to a local office of the Ministry of Labour and National Service not later than two days after the completion of the medical examination. A postponement certificate may be granted for a period not exceeding six months. Any application for the renewal of a postponement certificate must be made not later than 14 days before the expiration of the period for which that certificate was granted or last renewed. The principles to be applied and the circumstances to which regard is and is not to be had on the hearing of any application for the grant or renewal of a postponement certificate are contained in the National Service (Armed Forces) (Postponement Certificates) Rega lations, 1939 (S.R. &0. 1939 No. 1541) an extract from which is reproduced as an appendix to this leaflet. 1. Proclamations subjecting Persons to the Act. The National Service (Armed Forces) Act provides for male British subjects between the ages of 18 and 41 to be made liable by Royal Proclamation to be called up for service in the armed forces of the Crown. All male British aubjects (with certain exceptions, see paragraph 11 below) who at the date of a Proclamation are within Great Britain and are between the ages specified in the Proclamation are liable to be called up for service. British subjects who are outside Great Britain at the date when a Proclamation is made and who are between the ages specified in the Proclamation are liable to be called up for service as soon as they return to Great Britain. 2. Registration. All men liable to be called up for service by virtue of a Proclamation are required to apply to be registered under the Act at a local office of the Ministry of Labour and National Service on a specified date, due notice of which is to be given by public notice, such as posters, announcements in the Press and by the B.B.C Men who are outside Great Britain at the date when a Proclamation is made and who ats between the ages specified in the Proclamation must apply for registration on their return to Great Britain. At the time of registration men are required (a) to produce their National Registration Identity Cards: and (b) to furnish certain necessary information, including particulars of their occupation, Men who register will be given a registration certificate which should be carefully preserved, and must be produced for inspection at the request of a police constable in uniform, Any change of address must be notified immediately by returning the certificate for amendment. Men living six miles or more from the nearest local office 8. Military Service (Hardship) Committees. Where an application for a postponement certificate is not granted by the Minister it will be referred to a Military Service (Hardship) Committee. An applicant who is agrieved by a determination of a Hardship Committee may, if the determination of the Committee is not unanimous, or if permission so to do is given by the Committee, appeal within 1 days to the Umpite whose decision is final. The Minister has the right of appeal to the Umpire in any case whim he considers this to be derinlile Travalling and beistence allowances ah be pitit to appliance and also of the Ministry of Labour and National Service or men suffering from some parent locapacity may register by Kam tor is purpose may be obtained at any y of Labour and National Service office or at the local post office Men who for good cause, eg.. illness, fail to apply for registration on the date specified must do so as soon as possible thereafter. Any man who faile without good cause to register himself on the due date renders himself liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding s Men from the Isle of Man are required to register even though they are only temporarily in Great Britain to any witnesses whose attendance is certihed to have been necessary by the Committee or by the Umpice, as the case may be. An applicant may, if he wishes, be represented by a representative of his trade union or by any person who satisfies the Committee, or the Umpire, that he is a relative or personal friend of the applicant: subject to this, an applicant may not be represented beforn a Hardship Committee by counsel or solicitor, but he may be so repre sented before the Umpire 3. Men already Registered under the Military Training Act, 1939. Men who are already registered in the Military Training Register under the Military Training Act are not required to apply to be registered under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act. Their liability to be called up for military training is, however, edperseded by a liability to be called up for service in the armed forces of the Crown. 9. Enlistment in the Forces. An enlistment notice may be served on any man liable to be called up for service who has passed the medical board and in respect of whom no postponement certificate is in force. Such a notice will require him to present himself on a specified date at the appropriate reception depot. A minimum of three days' notice must be given in all cases. Travelling warrants will be supplied where necessary. A man will be deemed to be entered or enlisted in the armed forces as from the date on which he is required to report for service until the end of the present emergency In calling up men for service regard will be had to the Schedule of Reserved Decupations, and men who are of er above. the age of reservation for their particular occupation will not in general be called up. In certain cases men are reserved for a particular Service (e.g., fishermen for the Royal Navy, as required). A man's age on the date on which he is required to register will be regarded as his age in applying the Schedule of Reserved Occupations to his case, It should be noted, however, that the final decision as to whether or not a particular man comes within the scope of the Schedule of Reserved Occupations rests with the Minister of Labour and National Service 4. Preferences for Naval or Air Force Service. Men who have a preference for Naval or Air Force Service may notify this fact when they apply for registration. 5. Mercantile Marine and Fishermen. Men in the Mercantile Marine and fishermen should attend for registration preferably at a Mercantile Marine Office on the specified date instead of at a Ministry of Laboar and National Service Office. The directions contained in para graphs above regarding the production of National Registra tion Identity Cards, etc., apply equally to such men. 6. Medical Examination. Men Liable under the Act to be called up for service and required to submit themselves for medical examination will be summoned to attend for such examination by means of written notices served on them individually Medical boards are situated in convenient centres throughout Great Britain and men will be allowed reasonable expenses and allowances for their attendance, including compensation for loss of re munerative time. At least two clear days notice will be given in all cases Men will be informed of the medical category in which they are placed Immediately after the medical examination men will be interviewed individually in order that their allocation to service units may be made to the best advantage. 10. Conscientious Objectors. A man may apply at the time of registration to be placed on the Register of Conscientious Objectors. He will then be prossionally registered in the Register of Conscientious Objectors, and will be required to make application, within 14 days, to the local Tribunal to have his case considered. Failure to make application to the Tribunal within the prescribed period renders a man liable to have his name removed from the Register of Conscientious Objectors. I N.L.2


 

the local Tribunal is satisfied that the ground on which the application was made is established, they are required to direct either: or as a criminal lunatic or in pursuance of an order made under the Criminal Lunatics Act, 1884, or is undergoing treatment as a temporary patient under section 5 of the Mental Treatment Act, 1930, or is a person placed in an institution or a certified house, or under guardianship, under section 3 of the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913, or is the subject of an order under section six, eight or nine of that Act or is under supervision provided under paragraph (b) of section 30 of that Act or is an inmate of a home approved under section 50 of that Act or is the subject of notification under sub-section (2) of section 51 of that Act; (a) that the applicant shall be finally registered without conditions in the Register of Conscientious Objectors; or (b) that the applicant shall be conditionally registered in that Register until the end of the present emergency, the condition being that he must, until that event, undertake work specified by the Tribunal of a civil character and under civilian control, and if so directed by the Minister, undergo training provided or approved by the Minister to fit him for such work; or (g) the subject of an order or warrant for his detention or custody under the Lunacy (Scotland) Acts, 1857 to 1919, or is being entertained and kept in an asylum in pursuance of section fifteen of the Lunacy (Scotland) Act, 1866, or is a person for whose safe custody during His Majesty's pleasure, His Majesty is authorised to give order or is a prisoner whom the Secretary of State or the Prisons Department for Scotland has, in pursuance of any Act, directed to be removed to a criminal lunatic asylum or to the criminal lunatic department of Perth prison or to an asylum, or is a person placed in an institution or a certified house or under guardianship under section four of the Mental Deficiency and Lunacy (Scotland) Act, 1913, or is the subject of an order under section seven, nine or ten of that Act, or (c) that the applicant's name be removed from the Register of Conscientious Objectors, and that he shall be registered as a person liable under the Act to be called up for service, but to be employed in non-combatant duties ly. If, however, the local Tribunal is not so satisfied, they are required to direct that his name shall, without qualification, be removed from the Register of Conscientious Objectors. Such a man will then be liable to be called up for service in the armed forces. There is a right of appeal to the Appellate Tribunal which should be made within 21 days by any applicant who is aggrieved by the determination of a local Tribunal. The Minister may also appeal to the Appellate Tribunal if he considers it to be necessary. The decision of the Appellate Tribunal is final. (h) certified by a local authority as defined by the Blind Persons Acts, 1920 and 1938, to be registered as a blind person under arrangements made by the authority under those Acts. *N.B. The expression "Great Britain" in (a) and (b) 11. Classes of Persons not subject to the Act. No person is liable to be called up for service or to register under the Act who is: above includes the Isle of Man. (a) a person not ordinarily resident in *Great Britain who is under the provisions of any Act in force in any part of His Majesty's dominions outside Great Britain, a national or citizen of that part within the meaning of that Act or is a person born or domiciled in any such part of His Majesty's dominions or in a British protectorate, a mandated territory or any other country or territory being a country or territory under His Majesty's protection or suzerainty; 12. False Statements. Any person who in giving any information for the purposes of the Act knowingly or recklessly makes ny statement which is false in a material particular is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding £50, or to both such imprisonment and such fine. (b) a person employed in the service of the Government of a part of His Majesty's dominions outside *Great Britain or in the service of the Government of a British Protectorate, mandated territory or some other country or territory which is under His Majesty's protection or suzerainty, provided that his presence in Great Britain is due entirely to his employment in that service; 13. Information and Interpretation. Legally binding decisions regarding the interpretation of the Act can be given only by a Court of Law. The Depart ment is, however, ready to give advice and all enquiries should in the first place be addressed to any local office of the Ministry of Labour and National Service. (c) a member of any of the armed forces of the Crown; (d) undergoing training as a cadet at the Royal Military Academy, Royal Military College or the Royal Air Force College; Ministry of Labour and National Service, (e) a man in holy orders or a regular minister of any religious denomination; Montagu House, Whitehall, (f) the subject of an order or inquisition under the Lunacy and Mental Treatment Acts, 1890 to 1930, or is being de tained in pursuance of section 25 of the Lunacy Act, 1890, LONDON, S.W.I

 

APPENDIX

 

Extract from

 

NATIONAL SERVICE (ARMED FORCES) POSTPONEMENT CERTIFICATES REGULATIONS, 1939.

 

Principles to be applied and

 

2. In determining applications for the grant or renewal of a postponement certificate under the Act the principles to be applied and the circumstances to which regard is or is not to be had shall be as follows:

 

(1) Domestic position.

 

circumstances to which regard is or is not to be had in granting or renewing post ponement

 

certificates.

 

In determining an application based on the domestic position of the applicant regard should be had to the circumstances in which members of the same household as the applicant or dependent persons living elsewhere than in the same household as the applicant will be placed in the event of the application being rejected rather than to the applicant's individual circumstances and such an application should be granted only if, owing to the existence of specific circumstances, the refusal of a certificate would be likely to cause hardship to bers of the household other than the applicant or to dependent persons living elsewhere than in the same household as the applicant over and above that which the calling up of men for service in due course might normally be expected to cause.

 

(2) Business responsibilities and interests.

 

An application based on business responsibilities and interests should be granted only if the circumstances are such that the business in respect of which the responsibilities and interests arise cannot be carried on in the applicant's absence unless and until alternative arrangements have been made with respect to the carrying on of the business in his absence and the necessary arrangements either for carrying on the business or for its disposal cannot immediately be made.

 

(3) Individual circumstances and other cases.

 

In determining an application based on individual circumstances or on grounds other than those above referred to, regard should be had to the circumstances in which the applicant will be placed in the event of the application being rejected and such an application should be granted only if, owing to the existence of specific circumstances, the refusal of a certificate would be likely to cause hardship to the applicant over and above that which the calling up of men for service in due course might normally be expected to cause.

 

Period for which postponement certificates may be granted or renewed.

 

3. The period for which a postponement certificate may be granted or renewed should as far as possible be adjusted to the time which the applicant might reasonably be expected to require in order to make alternative arrangements with respect to his domestic position or the carrying on or disposal of any business or to deal with any other relevant matter as the case may be, so however, that

 

(1) the period for which a certificate may be granted shal! in no case exceed a period of six months, calculated from the date on which the applicant applied to the Minister for the certificate; (2) the period for which a certificate may be renewed shall in no case exceed a period of six months, calculated from the end of the period for which it was granted or last renewed: and

 

(3) no certificate granted on the ground of business responsibilities and interests should be allowed to remain in force for longer than twelve months in all, and accordingly the maximum period for which such a certificate may be renewed must be ascertained by deducting from the said period of twelve months the period for which the certificate was originally granted and any other period or periods for which the certificate has since been renewed.”



 

The second document, of preparation questions for medical exam states the following: 

 

“NATIONAL SERVICE (ARMED FORCES) ACTS.

 

You should be prepared to answer the following questions when you attend for medical examination :

 

1. In what parish and town were you born?

 

2. Are you a British subject by birth?

 

3. Are both your parents British subjects by birth?

 

4. If the answer to question 3 is in the negative, information regarding nationality at birth will be required as regards :

 

(A) Father.

 

(B) Mother.

 

5. Are you, or is either of your parents, a naturalised British subject? If so, the date of the naturalisation certificate in each case should be given.

 

N.S. 32.

 

WL 10146-4111 50.000 4/40 TS 677 (560-1615) Wt. 19797-4310 75.000 2/40 T.S. 677”


 

These two documents are in great condition and a rare insight into the enlistment process in Britain in 1939. This will be sent via 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.