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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39247.654410.59 (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1324
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology Leeds
  1. j.o.drife{at}leeds.ac.uk

    When your son joins the Territorial Army it seems no big deal at first. Weekends on Salisbury Plain are healthy exercise for a lawyer. From time to time he helps to fire off a royal salute or invites you to a rather jolly mess dinner.

    Then reality bites. Volunteers are wanted for a tour of duty “somewhere overseas.” Not you, son, surely? Tell them you're an essential worker. Oh. OK. I suppose it's a matter of …

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