The British army may for the purposes of this treatise be treated as consisting of the Standing Army or, in technical language, the Regular Forces 2 and of the Territorial Army,3 which, like the Militia,4 is a militia? As a matter of fact, of course, the standing Chapter army is now the real national force, and the territorial IX. force is a body of secondary importance.


Criminal Liability Civil Court Civil Proceeding Army Reserve Habeas Corpus 
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  1. 1.
    See Clode, Military Forces of the Crown (1869), vol. i, p. 500.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    As also by the right of the Attorney-General as representing the Crown to enter a nolle prosequi. See Stephen, op. cit., vol. i, p. 496, and Archbold, Pleading, Evidence and Practice in Criminal Cases (33rd ed., 1954), p. 110.Google Scholar

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