Definition of ex-service in English:

ex-service

adjective

British
  • Denoting or relating to former members of the armed forces:

    ‘ex-service personnel’
    • ‘The cemetery contains the bodies of military personnel who died in service, as well as those of ex-service personnel and dependents.’
    • ‘Wreath laying was led by the borough's Mayor, and members of the armed forces and ex-service organisations paraded past the Mansion House.’
    • ‘Money raised from the sale of Poppies goes to the Royal British Legion to help ex-service people and their dependents.’
    • ‘The trust runs 16 grant schemes using money from government, ex-service organisations and private sponsors, with about 50 new grants offered each year.’
    • ‘The tribunal heard appeals from ex-service staff whose claims for a war pension were rejected by the Defence Secretary - and its ruling could benefit hundreds of former servicemen.’
    • ‘The soldiers, who were accompanied by ex-service veterans paraded past the Mansion House where the Lord Mayor took the salute.’
    • ‘When the war ended, four of the hospitals were closed and Broughton House became a care home for ex-service personnel.’
    • ‘‘It is a very good turn out with about 140 ex-service people on parade,’ he said.’
    • ‘They were animated by the postwar idealism of ex-service personnel, a deep-seated fear of socialism, and a commitment to free enterprise.’
    • ‘He was renowned for his strong views on issues such as the rights of ex-service personnel and the monarchy, and he defended those views with vigour.’
    • ‘Also invited were members of other ex-service organisations, and several uniformed and religious groups, as well as the national organiser of the Canal Zoners.’
    • ‘After house jobs came war service in the Royal Navy, and then postgraduate education for ex-service medical officers in Oxford.’
    • ‘Since the beginning of this year, more than 105,000 medals have been presented to members of the ADF and ex-service communities.’
    • ‘The number of service and ex-service personnel signing up to help is regrettably less and less.’
    • ‘On Remembrance Day last year, he attended and upset a lot of the war widows and older ex-service persons when he didn't have his poppy on.’
    • ‘All the money is to help to support ex-service personnel and their dependents in providing the relief they need when they are suffering and are in distress.’
    • ‘The military has also selectively called up over 6,000 ex-service personnel with specialised skills who are on the rolls of the Individual Ready Reserve.’
    • ‘Contributions raised through the poppy campaign are used toward helping ex-service personnel, and to grant bursaries for their children and grandchildren.’
    • ‘We could publish statements, signed by ex-service personnel and reservists, to raise the profile.’
    • ‘The badge is a free gift to all who qualify and it is not restricted to members of the Royal British Legion or any other ex-service organisation.’

Pronunciation:

ex-service

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