National Registration Act 1939

The National Registration Act 1939 (2 & 3 Geo. VI c. 91) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom.[1] The initial National Registration Bill was introduced to Parliament as an emergency measure at the start of the Second World War.

Adult Identity Card - 1943

The Act established a National Register which began operating on 29 September 1939 (National Registration Day), a system of identity cards, and a requirement that they must be produced on demand or presented to a police station within 48 hours.