The defendant was charged with endeavouring to seduce a member of Her Majesty’s forces from his duty or allegiance to Her Majesty.
Held: A soldier owes allegiance to the Crown, whether he has taken the oath of allegiance or not.
Statutes: Incitement to Disaffection Act 1934
References:  QB 678,
- Joyce -v- Director of Public Prosecutions, HL, Cited, ( AC 347,  1 All ER 186)
- Arrowsmith -v- United Kingdom, ECHR, Appeal from, ((1978) 3 EHRR 218, 7050/75, Bailii,  ECHR 7)
- Secretary of State for the Home Department -v- Hicks, CA, Cited, (Bailii,  EWCA Civ 400)