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Three units still maintain their militia designation in the British Army, two in the Territorial Army and one in the Army Cadet Force. These are the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (formed in 1539), the Jersey Field Squadron (The Royal Militia Island of Jersey) (formed in 1337), and the Royal Alderney Militia (created in the 13th century and reformed in 1984). Additionally, the Atholl Highlanders are a (ceremonial) private army maintained by the Duke of Atholl — they are the only legal private "army" in the United Kingdom.
Flooding - Severe flooding in many parts of the UK.
Among the worst hits are York, Shrewsbury, Lewes, Uckfield and Maidstone.
2002 2002 Glasgow floods 200 people immediately evacuated, but the water supply of 140 thousand people was affected.
2003 2003 European heat wave 2,139 people killed in the hottest summer on record. 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) was recorded in Kent
2004 Boscastle flood of 2004 Two villages of Cornwall were heavily damaged due to flash floods.
2005 Flooding Carlisle, 8 January 2005
2005 Birmingham Tornado 30 injuries caused by the tornado, which uprooted trees, destroyed roofs and picked up cars, causing £40 million in damages.
2006 London Tornado Only one injury, but £10 million of damaged caused.
2006 2006 European heat wave Another extraordinarily hot summer causing the most severe drought in 100 years
2007 2007 United Kingdom floods Killed 6 people. Yorkshire suffers many road and rail closures, power cuts and evacuations with Sheffield the worst hit. Other areas heavily affected include Hull, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.
2008 2008 Morpeth Flood River Wansbeck bursts its banks causing damage to 995 properties costing £40 million.
2009 February 2009 Great Britain and Ireland snowfall Prolonged period of snowfall causes £1.3 billion of damage and at least 4 deaths.
2009 November 2009 Great Britain and Ireland floods Strong winds and heavy rain across the United Kingdom with the worst flooding concentrated in Cumbria. Four people were killed as a direct result of the flooding..
2009 December 2009 European snowfall Prolonged period of snowfall and sub-zero temperatures causes disruption and at least 3 deaths in the UK, and at least 90 across Europe.
The term militia is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary citizens to provide defense, emergency law enforcement, or paramilitary service, in times of emergency without being paid a regular salary or committed to a fixed term of service. It is a polyseme with multiple distinct but related meanings. Legal and historical meanings of militia include:
* Defense activity or service, to protect a community, its territory, property, and laws.
* The entire able-bodied population of a community, town, county, or state, available to be called to arms.
* A subset of these who may be legally penalized for failing to respond to a call-up.
* A subset of these who actually respond to a call-up, regardless of legal obligation.
Originally posted by thecrow001
reply to post by DataWraith
What do you suggest changing the name of what i want to call a group of people looking to help or try to change people opinion of what a militia is.
They can label me as what they want but i've seen the lack of help for problems with the weather ect and all i want to do is help the community from the looks of it mroe than the Government do.
Originally posted by thecrow001
reply to post by thoughtsfull
The problem with that its a charity which is funded by donations i think we need a income based style funding or something small enough so the locals can see what a difference it makes and fund it or join it.
however its a good idea and it understood we need something anything is something.