Territorial Army and Militia Act 1921

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1921 c. 37


Territorial Army and Militia Act, 1921.

(11 & 12 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 37.

An Act to provide for the application of new designations to the territorial force and the special reserve, and to repeal enactments relating to the militia and yeomanry; and for purposes in connection therewith.

[17th August 1921]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 New designation for the territorial force.

1 New designation for the territorial force.

1. The territorial force which His Majesty is empowered to raise and maintain under Part II. of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act, 1907, shall be called the territorial army, and accordingly that Act and any other enactment, Royal warrant, proclamation, order, regulation, or document applying to the territorial force shall have effect as though references therein to the territorial army were substituted for references to the territorial force.

S-2 New designation for the special reserve.

2 New designation for the special reserve.

2. That portion of the army reserve which has hitherto been known as ‘the special reserve’ shall be called ‘the militia,’ and accordingly sections thirty to thirty-three of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act, 1907, and any other enactment, Royal warrant, proclamation, order, regulation, or document applying to the special reserve shall have effect as though references therein to the militia were substituted for references therein to the special reserve, and as though references therein to a militiaman and to militiamen were substituted for references therein to a special reservist and to special reservists.

S-3 Amendments of the Army Act.

3 Amendments of the Army Act.

3. The sections of the Army Act specified in the First Schedule to this Act shall be amended in the manner shown in the second column of that schedule.

S-4 Abolition of existing militia and yeomanry.

4 Abolition of existing militia and yeomanry.

(1) The power to raise and maintain a militia force or a yeomanry force under any of the enactments set out in the Second Schedule to this Act shall cease, and those enactments shall be repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that schedule:

Provided that, notwithstanding anything in this section, any enactment repealed by this Act which relates to militia storehouses shall continue to apply in relation to militia storehouses provided before the commencement of this Act, as though this Act had not been passed.

(2) In this section the expression ‘militia storehouses’ means any buildings or premises provided for the purpose of keeping therein the arms, accoutrements, clothing, and other stores belonging to any regiment, battalion or corps of militia, when not embodied.

S-5 Short title and commencement.

5 Short title and commencement.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Territorial Army and Militia Act, 1921.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-one.

S C H E D U L E S.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Amendments of the Army Act.

Section.

How to be amended.

13 (1) (a )

For ‘the militia or territorial force when embodied or the yeomanry when called out for actual military service’ there shall be substituted ‘the territorial army when embodied.’

(b )

For ‘the militia or territorial force’ there shall be substituted ‘the territorial army.’

92 (3)

For ‘special reservist’ there shall be substituted ‘militiaman.’

108a (1)

For ‘territorial force’ there shall be substituted ‘territorial army.’

115 (7) and (8)

The words ‘or an order for the embodiment of the militia’ shall be omitted from both subsections.

175 (3)

The subsection shall be omitted.

(3A)

For ‘territorial force,’ wherever those words occur, there shall be substituted ‘territorial army’.

(5)

The words ‘officers of the yeomanry and’ shall be omitted.

(6)

The words ‘yeomanry or’ shall be omitted.

(10)

For ‘special reserve’ there shall be substituted ‘militia’.

176 (5)

The words ‘or the militia reserve force’ shall be omitted.

(6)

The subsection shall be omitted.

(6A)

For ‘territorial force’ there shall be substituted ‘territorial army’.

(7)

The subsection shall be omitted.

(8)

The words ‘or with any portion of the militia when subject to military law’ shall be omitted.

181 (4)

The following subsection shall be substituted for subsection (4):—

‘(4) An order issued and signed as a route or an order signed by the officer commanding the unit of the territorial army, or the battalion or corps of volunteers, shall be substituted for a route—

(a ) In the case of any man of the territorial army attending for his preliminary training; and

Section.

How to be amended.

(b ) In the case of any officer, non-commissioned officer, or man of the territorial army, assembled for training and exercise at the place in the United Kingdom appointed by His Majesty in that behalf; and

(c ) In the case of any officer, non-commissioned officer, or man of the territorial army, embodied under an order of His Majesty, who has joined his corps at the place appointed for his assembling; and

(d ) In the case of any officer, non-commissioned officer, or man of the volunteers attending at the place at which his corps is required to assemble;

and an order to billet such officer, non-commissioned officer, or man purporting to be signed in manner required by this Act in the case of a route, or by the officer commanding a unit of the territorial army, or a battalion or corps of volunteers, as the case may be, shall be evidence, until the contrary is proved, of the order being issued in accordance with this Act, and when delivered to an officer, non-commissioned officer, or man of the territorial army or volunteers shall be a sufficient authority to such officer, non-commissioned officer, or man to demand billets; and when produced by an officer, non-commissioned officer, or man to a constable shall be conclusive evidence to such constable of the authority of the officer, non-commissioned officer, or man producing the same to demand billets in accordance with the order.’

181 (6)

For ‘territorial force’ there shall be substituted ‘territorial army’.

190 (9)

For ‘and the militia reserve force’ there shall be substituted ‘including the militia’.

(12)

For ‘territorial force’ there shall be substituted ‘territorial army’, and the words ‘the militia, the yeomanry’ shall be omitted.

(13)

The subsection shall be omitted.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

Enactments Repealed.

Reign and Chapter.

Title or Short Title.

Extent of Repeal.

14 Car. 2. c. 3.

An Act for ordering the forces in the several counties of the Kingdom.

The whole Act, except so much of section one as confers power on His Majesty to issue forth commissions of lieutenancy in respect of the City of London, and so much of section twenty-six as provides for the imposition and levying of a rate in the City of London.

15 Car. 2. c. 4.

An additional Act for the better ordering the forces in the several counties of this Kingdom.

The whole Act.

19 Geo. 3. c. 44.

The Nonconformist Relief Act, 1779.

In section one, the words ‘from serving in the Militia of this Kingdom, and shall also be exempted.’

37 Geo. 3. c. 25.

The Militia (Tower Hamlets) Act, 1796.

The whole Act.

42 Geo. 3. c. 68.

The Yeomanry (Ireland) Act, 1802.

The whole Act.

42 Geo. 3. c. 72.

The Militia Stannaries Act, 1802.

The whole Act.

42 Geo. 3. c. 90.

The Militia Act, 1802

The whole Act, except so much of section eighteen as prescribes the appointment of clerks to general meetings.

42 Geo. 3. c. 91.

The Militia (Scotland) Act, 1802.

The whole Act, except so much of section thirteen as proscribes the appointment of clerks to general meetings.

43 Geo. 3. c. 10.

The Militia (Exemption of Religions Teachers) Act, 1802.

The whole Act.

Reign and Chapter.

Title or Short Title.

Extent of Repeal.

43 Geo. 3. c. 50.

The Militia Act, 1803

The whole Act.

43 Geo. 3. c. 89.

The Militia (Scotland) Act, 1803.

Section twenty-one.

43 Geo. 3. c. 100.

The Militia (Scotland) (No. 2) Act, 1803.

The whole Act.

44 Geo. 3. c. 54.

The Yeomanry Act, 1804

The whole Act.

44 Geo. 3. c. 94.

The Yeomanry Accounts Act, 1804.

The whole Act.

49 Geo. 3. c. 120.

The Militia (Ireland) Act, 1809

The whole Act, except so much of section seventy-four as prescribes the appointment of clerks to general meetings.

52 Geo. 3. c. 38.

The Local Militia (England) Act, 1812.

The whole Act.

52 Geo. 3. c. 68.

The Local Militia (Scotland) Act, 1812.

The whole Act.

52 Geo. 3. c. 105.

The Militia Returns Act, 1812.

The whole Act.

52 Geo. 3. c. 116.

The Local Militia (Exemption) Act, 1812.

The whole Act.

52 Geo. 3. c. 155.

The Places of Religions Worship Act, 1812.

Section nine.

53 Geo. 3. c. 28.

The Local Militia (England) Act, 1813.

The whole Act.

53 Geo. 3. c. 29.

The Local Militia (Scotland) Act, 1813.

The whole Act.

53 Geo. 3. c. 48.

The Local Militia (Ireland) Act, 1813.

Section two.

55 Geo. 3. c. 65.

The Militia (Medical Examination) Act, 1815.

Section eight.

56 Geo. 3. c. 39.

The Yeomanry (Training) Act, 1816.

The whole Act.

Reign and Chapter.

Title or Short Title.

Extent of Repeal.

57 Geo 3. c. 44.

The Yeomanry Act, 1817

The whole Act.

1 Geo. 4. c. 100.

The Militia (City of London) Act, 1820.

The whole Act, except sections thirty-four to forty, forty five and forty-eight.

7 Geo. 4. c. 58.

The Yeomanry Act, 1826

The whole Act.

2 & 3 Vict. c. 93.

The County Police Act, 1839

In section ten, the words ‘or in the militia’

3 & 4 Vict. c. 84.

The Metropolitan Police Courts Act, 1840.

Section ten.

5 & 6 Vict. c. 55.

The Railway Regulation Act, 1842.

In section twenty, the word ‘militia.’

7 & 8 Vict. c. 85.

The Railway Regulation Act, 1844.

In section twelve, the words ‘militia or’ in...

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