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(1)M1 The Army Act 1955 shall have effect with the substitution, for section 10 (power of Her Majesty by proclamation to order continuation of army service in imminent national danger) of the following section:—
“10(1)If it appears to Her Majesty that national danger is imminent or that a great emergency has arisen, She may by order, signified under the hand of the Secretary of State, provide that soldiers who would otherwise fall to be transferred to the reserve shall continue in army service; and thereupon the last foregoing section shall apply to such soldiers as it applies while men of the reserve are called out on permanent service.
(2)Where an order has been made under subsection (1) above, the occasion thereof shall forthwith be communicated to Parliament.
(3)An order in force under subsection (1) above may be revoked by order of Her Majesty signified as therein mentioned”
(2)M2 The Air Force Act 1955 shall have effect with the substitution, for section 10 thereof, of a section in other respects similar to that set out in subsection (1) above but modified by the substitution for the word “soldiers”, wherever occurring, of the word “ airmen ”and for the words “army service”, of the words “ air force service ”.
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(1)The provisions of Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect for the purpose of making amendments in Part I of Schedule 7 to the M3Army Act 1955 (enlistment, service and discharge of men of the Royal Marines), being amendments whose effect is to apply to the Royal Marines, in place of paragraph 4(2) of the said Schedule 7 (which enables the commanding officer of a man of the Royal Marines serving abroad to prolong his term of service) and paragraph 4(4) thereof (which enables Her Majesty by proclamation to extend the period of service of such men for five years) the provisions, with necessary modifications, of sections 9 and 10 of the M4Army Act 1955 . . . F1.
(2)The powers conferred by virtue of the provisions applied by the foregoing subsection in place of the said paragraphs 4(2) and 4(4) shall not be exercisable at any time in relation to a person who at that time is retained in service in the Royal Marines by virtue of the said paragraphs.
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