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The BBC have chosen two new men and two new women to introduce evening television shows Featured 01247 Image

The BBC have chosen two new men and two new women to introduce evening television shows

The BBC have chosen two new men and two new women to introduce evening television shows. Picture shows (left) Michael Aspel (27) from London and (right) Kenneth Kendall (36) from Mysore State, South India.
The ladies, pictured in other frames in this set, are Nan Winton and Judith Chalmers.
Picture taken 29th September 1960

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Militiamen in training 27th July 1939 Militiamen seen here at Oswestry camp Featured 01247 Image

Militiamen in training 27th July 1939 Militiamen seen here at Oswestry camp

Militiamen in training 27th July 1939
Militiamen seen here at Oswestry camp receiving training on different types of anti-aircraft gun.
The Militiamen were the result of The Military Training Act 1939 which was an Act of Parliament passed by the Conservative administration on 26 May 1939, in a period of international tension that led to World War II. The Act applied to males aged 20 and 21 years old who were to be called up for six months full-time military training, and then transferred to the Reserve..
Men called up were to be known as militiamen to distinguish them from the regular army. To emphasise this distinction, each man was issued with a suit in addition to a uniform. The intention was for the first intake to undergo six months of basic training before being discharged into an active reserve. They would then be recalled for short training periods and attend annual camps.
There was one registration under the Act, of the first cohort of liable males, on Saturday 3 June 1939, and call-up for these men followed

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