1914: 5 George 5 c.16: Royal Marines Act


5 Geo V c 16

An Act to extend the term of service of the Royal Marine Force during the present War. [27th November 1914.]

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:

1. Section five of the Royal Marines Act, 1847, which enables the term of service for a marine to be prolonged if the term expires whilst he is serving on a foreign station, shall during the continuance of the present war apply, and shall be deemed always to have applied, wherever a marine may be or may have been serving at the expiration of his term of service, with the substitution of a reference to the Admiralty for the reference to the commanding officer on the foreign station.
[Side note: Power to prolong service during the present war. 10 & 11 Vict c 63]

2. This Act may be cited as the Royal Marines Act, 1914.
[Side note: Short title.]

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