Birth Registration During National Service
During the 1950's British men had to undertake a two year period of National Service in the British military. During this time of service if a child was born to one of these serving men what was recorded on the child's birth certificate under 'Fathers Occupation'? Would it have been the fathers occupation at the time prior to being called up or would it have been military service?
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The following is a "best guess", not actual knowledge, but as they were in the British military at the time, I would image that is the occupation that would be mostly recorded, as generally on a birth certificate you would expect to see the father's current occupation. However, it probably depended on the information supplied by the groom.
National Army Museum page about National Service https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/what-was-national-service0
Many Thanks for that,