AN ORDER AUTHORIZING GENERAL OR FIELD OFFICERS TO ISSUE REQUISITIONS OF EMERGENCY,
(Under the Army Act, sec. 115.)
WHEREAS by Section 115 of the Army Act it is amongst other things enacted that it shall be lawful for His Majesty, by Order distinctly stating that a case of emergency exists, and signified by a Secretary of State, to authorize any General or Field Officer Commanding His Majesty's Regular Forces in any military district or place in the United Kingdom to issue a Requisition of Emergency under his hand, requiring Justices of the Peace to issue warrants for the provision, for the purposes mentioned in the Requisition, of carriages, animals, vessels and aircraft, as prescribed by the said Act:
And whereas it is further enacted by the said Act that, whenever a proclamation ordering the Army Reserve to be called out on permanent service or an Order for the embodiment of the Militia is in force, His Majesty's Order may authorize such Officers to extend such Requisitions to the provision of carriages, animals, vessels and aircraft for the purpose of being purchased, as well as of being hired, on His Majesty's behalf:
And whereas a proclamation ordering the Army Reserve to be called out on permanent service is in force:
And whereas a case of emergency exists within the meaning of the said Act:
Now, therefore, His Majesty, in pursuance of the said Act, is pleased to order and authorize any General or Field Officer Commanding the Regular Forces in any military district or place in the United Kingdom to issue Requisitions of Emergency under the said Act and to extend such Requisitions as by the said Act authorized.
The Fourth day of August, 1914.
H. H. ASQUITH.
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