Hi, I've just joined and it's my first post. It's regarding how conscription was carried out. I was led to believe that my father (25 years old at the time and married) who was a butcher with his own shop was conscripted because he hadn't been in business for more then 18 months. Is this true? Also his trade on enlistment is given as a scrap metal sorter. Presumably on having his call up papers he would have had to wind up his business and perhaps find a job to tide him over until him joining up which was in June 1940. Was there enough time given between your call up and actually getting in uniform? Also would his Infantry Training Centre be at the Regiment that he was to join, in this case the Seaforth highlanders at Fort George and how long would his basic training be.