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    One of my subjects was severely injured whilst helping civilians during a German raid on Swansea Docks during the night of 17/18 January 1941. He lost half a lung and had a couple of ribs removed. After spending the better part of nine months in hospital, he was assessed as being 'Grade II for 12 months' during November and sent home to convalesce. What does 'Grade II' imply - something like light duties only perhaps? He actually returned to service during May 1942 and remustered in the Met Branch.

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    A document I have defines Grade II as follows:


    "Those who, while suffering from disabilities disqualifying them from Grade I, do not suffer from progressive organic disease, have fair hearing and vision, are of moderate muscular development, and are able to undergo a considerable amount of physical exertion not involving severe strain".

    A bit of government mumbo jumbo which tells you nothing, but it may help

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    Although he would spend another six months in convalescence after the assessment, that is a reasonable description of his state. It basically restricted him to a clerical-type role. My thanks for your quick response, Pete.

    Brian

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