What was the Reserve Forces Act 1937?

Introduction The Reserve Forces Act 1937 (1. Edw. VIII & 1. Geo. VI, c. 17) was an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It allowed “Class A” British Army reservists to be called up for active service during their first five years after leaving the Army. Background During the Army reforms… Read More

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What was the Reserve Forces and Militia Act 1898?

Introduction The Reserve Forces and Militia Act 1898 (61 & 62 Vict. c. 9) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which came into force in 1898. background The Act allowed up to five thousand men of the Army Reserve to be called out on permanent service, without requiring the approval of… Read More