additional forces act
additional forces act defined in 1939 yearadditional forces act - Additional Forces Act;
additional forces act - Act passed by the British Parliament in 1804 to stimulate recruiting. Every parish had to find men or pay a heavy fine. The United Kingdom was divided into districts of such size as would furnish 3,000 men. An infantry regiment was affiliated to each district, and the intention was to feed this regiment from the local levy. County battalions thus raised were for home service, but the men, when trained, were induced by bounties to transfer to the regular regiment, or first battalion. Opposition to compulsion caused the Act to be repealed after Pitt's death in 1806.
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