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[[File:Mutiny HMS Bounty.jpg|thumb|upright=1.5|The [[mutiny on the Bounty]] was one of the most famous instances of mutiny which took place at sea.]]
Today the [[Armed Forces Act 2006|Army Act 1955]] defines mutiny as follows:<ref>[http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk/content.aspx?LegType=All+Legislation&Year=1955&searchEnacted=0&extentMatchOnly=0&confersPower=0&blanketAmendment=0&sortAlpha=0&TYPE=QS&PageNumber=1&NavFrom=0&parentActiveTextDocId=2675303&ActiveTextDocId=2675343&filesize=4221 Army Act (1955) c.18 - Part II Discipline and Trial and Punishment of Military Offences: Mutiny and insubordination], ''The UK Statute Law Database''.</ref>
{{quoteQuote|Mutiny means a combination between two or more persons subject to service law, or between persons two at least of whom are subject to service law—
:(a) to overthrow or resist lawful authority in Her Majesty's forces or any forces co-operating therewith or in any part of any of the said forces,
:(b) to disobey such authority in such circumstances as to make the disobedience subversive of discipline, or with the object of avoiding any duty or service against, or in connection with operations against, the enemy, or
* [[Cocos Islands Mutiny]], a failed mutiny by [[Sri Lanka]]n servicemen on the [[British Empire|then-British]] [[Cocos (Keeling) Islands]] during the [[Second World War]].
* [[Battle of Bamber Bridge]] on 24–25 June 1943, a racially motivated mutiny by black soldiers in a segregated truck unit stationed in [[Bamber Bridge]], [[Lancashire]], [[United Kingdom]].
* [[Townsville mutiny]] on 22 May 1942, a mutiny by about 600 African American servicemen of the [[96th Engineer Battalion (United_StatesUnited States)|96th Engineer Battalion]] of the United States Army while serving in Townsville, Australia, during World War II. See also [[African-American mutinies in the United States armed forces]].
* [[Port Chicago mutiny]] on August 9, 1944, three weeks after the Port Chicago disaster. 258 out of the 320 African-American sailors in the ordnance battalion refused to load any ammunition.<ref>Though 50 sailors were convicted of mutiny after the [[Port Chicago disaster]], there is some question as to whether there was a conspiracy, a prerequisite of mutiny, rather than simple refusal to obey a lawful order. All of the sailors were willing to do any other task except load ammunition under unsafe conditions.</ref>
* [[Terrace Mutiny|Terrace mutiny]], a mutiny by French-Canadian soldiers in Terrace, British Columbia, in November 1944.
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