225. Powers and duties of the armed forces affecting the civil population.

A member of the armed forces has the same obligations as any other citizen in dealing with crime and, in particular, civil disturbances, and is therefore bound to come to the aid of the civil power when his assistance is required, but in enforcing law and order he may only use force that is reasonable in the circumstances1.

Where a national danger is imminent or where a great emergency has arisen Her Majesty may authorise the call out of the reserve forces2 or the recall of former commissioned officers and servicemen3.

A general duty is laid upon every member of Her