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Armed Forces Act 1966

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12Continuation of army and air-force service in imminent national danger

(1)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)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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