MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES
Military Aid to the Civil Power
(MACP) assistance in direct maintenance of restoration
of law and order.
Counter Drugs Operationssupporting
the counter-drugs activities of law enforcement agencies both
in the UK and overseas.
Military Aid to Other Government
Departments (MAGD) non-military tasks, including fisheries
protection, fuel crisis, response to foot and mouth outbreak,
Military Aid in the Civil Community
(MACC) provision of support both in emergencies and
routine situations, to assist the community at large, for example
during the 2000 floods.
Approval from MoD ministers is not required
where life is in immediate danger. This is usually in the event
of a natural disaster, eg floods.