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Military Aid to the Civil Community

Military Aid to the Civil Community (MACC) is a phrase referring to the armed forces providing a service to the civilian community. It is used in many countries, particularly the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom

MACC is one of the fundamental Military Tasks of the British Army. Examples of use of UK armed forces for Military Aid to the Civil Community include:

  • Firefighting duties when the civilian firefighters go on strike
  • Disposal of animal carcasses during widespread foot-and-mouth epidemic
  • Assisting with problems caused by severe weather - particularly flooding

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