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Veterans and civilians

the British Legion

an organization that helps people who have served in the British armed forces, and their families

civil

adjective

relating to or involving ordinary people, not the armed forces

civilian

noun

someone who does not belong to the armed forces or the police

civilian

adjective

relating to people who are not in the armed forces or the police

civvy

noun

a civilian. This word is used mainly by people in the armed forces.

collateral damage

noun

ordinary citizens who are killed during a war. This word is used especially by military officers.

evacuee

noun

someone who is moved away from their home because of a dangerous situation such as a war

ex-service

adjective

ex-service personnel are people who used to be in the armed forces

ex-serviceman

noun

a man who used to be in the armed services

ex-servicewoman

noun

a woman who used to be in the armed services

the home front

noun

the activities and living conditions of the people who stay at home during a war

non-combatant

noun

someone who is not involved in fighting during a war

RSL

Returned Services League: an Australian organization that helps people who have served in the Australian armed forces, and their families

vet

noun

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veteran

noun

someone who was in the armed forces, especially during a war

war effort

noun

work that is done during a war, usually by people who are not fighting but are doing other things to help their country keep fighting

demob

noun

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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