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Schedule 3Amendments for Introducing Naval Rate, and Marine Rank, of Warrant Officer

The Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865

1Section 2 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865 shall be amended by inserting, in the definition of

seaman or marine, the words "warrant officer" immediately before the words " petty officer ", and the words " warrant or " immediately before the words " non-commissioned officer ".

The Greenwich Hospital Act 1865

2In section 5 of the Greenwich Hospital Act 1865, immediately before the words " non-commissioned officers ", in both places where they occur, there shall be inserted the words

warrant officers.

The Navy and Marines (Property of Deceased) Act 1865

3Section 2 of the Navy and Marines (Property of Deceased) Act 1865 shall be amended by inserting, in the definition of

seaman or marine, the words " warrant officer" immediately before the words " petty officer" in both places where they occur, and the words " warrant or" immediately before the words " non-commissioned officer ".

The Army Act 1955

4(1)Section 210 of the Army Act 1955 shall be amended—

(a)by inserting, in subsections (2)(b) and (3), the words

warrant officerimmediately before the words " non-commissioned officer " wherever occurring, and

(b)by inserting, in subsection (4), the words

warrant officersimmediately before the words " non-commissioned officers " in both places where they occur.

(2)Schedule 7 of the said Act shall be amended—

(a)by inserting, in paragraph 10, the words

a warrant officer andimmediately before the words " a non-commissioned officer ",

(b)by inserting, in paragraphs 19 and 22, the words

warrant officersimmediately before the words " non-commissioned officers " wherever occurring, and

(c)by inserting, in paragraph 23, the words

warrant officerimmediately before the words " non-commissioned officer " where they first occur.

The Naval Discipline Act 1957

5(1)Section 45(2)(b) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 shall be amended by inserting the words

warrant officerimmediately before the words " chief petty officer ".

(2)Section 112 of the said Act shall be amended by inserting the words

warrant officerimmediately before the words " non-commissioned officer ".

(3)Section 132 of the said Act shall be amended by inserting, in subsections (7) and (8), the words

warrant officersimmediately before the words " non-commissioned officers ".

(4)The following subsection shall be substituted for section 133(2) of the said Act:—

(2)In this Act ' rating' means a member of Her Majesty's naval forces of or below the rate of warrant officer; and any reference in this Act to a rating, or to a rating of any particular rate, shall include a reference to any warrant officer who is subject to this Act without being a member of those forces, and to any non-commissioned officer, marine, soldier or airman who is so subject, or, as the case may be, to any such warrant officer or non-commissioned officer of rank corresponding to that rate.

The Reserve Forces Act 1966

6In section 21(1) of the Reserve Forces Act 1966, the definition of " man" shall be amended by omitting the words

(except in relation to the marine forces)

and by substituting the words

warrant officerfor the words " chief petty officer ".

The Armed Forces Act 1966

7In section 14(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1966, in the definition of "rating", for the words "chief petty officer" there shall be substituted the words

warrant officer.