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CHAP. IV.

CHAP. V.

OF COURTS MARTIAL, OTHER THAN GRNERAL...

District or Garrison Court Martial

Courts for the Trial of Warrant Officers

Regimental Courts Martial

Appeal from Regimental Court Martial

Detachment Courts Martial

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ib.

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70

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90

ON THE CONSTITUTION

AND

PRACTICE OF COURTS MARTIAL,

&c. &c.

CHAPTER I.

Constitution of Courts Martial. Courts Martial formerly derived their authority His Majesty exclusively from the crown; and in the earlier blished General mutiny acts' this prerogative, so far as its influ- by prerogative, ence beyond the seas might prevail, was recognised by a special clause inserted for that purpose.

In the present day, her majesty is empowered is now em. by the mutiny act’ to grant a commission under so by statute. the royal sign manual, for the holding general courts martial within the united kingdom of Great-Britain and Ireland ; or her majesty may grant her royal commission or warrant, empowering any governor, commander of the forces, or the

person or persons commanding in chief, or commanding for the time being any body of her majesty's forces, either abroad or at home, to convene courts martial ; or her majesty may extend her royal warrant, enabling such officers to empower any other officer under their respective commands, not below the degree of field officer, to convene courts martial.

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