308. Raising and maintenance of a naval force.

(2)     The Royal Navy

(i)     Enlistment into and Service in the Royal Navy

308.     Raising and maintenance of a naval force.

There is no statutory restriction on the prerogative of the Crown to raise and maintain a naval force1. However, indirect control is exercised by Parliament in the granting of supplies to meet the annual expenses and in passing the annual continuation order and the quinquennial Act continuing the Armed Forces Act 2006; and conditions of enlistment and service of ratings in the Royal Navy are largely regulated by statute2. The discretion of the Crown, whether