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Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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2 Rehabilitation of persons dealt with in service disciplinary proceedings. E+W+S

(1)F1. . . for the purposes of this Act any finding that a person is guilty of an offence in respect of any act or omission which was the subject of service disciplinary proceedings shall be treated as a conviction and any punishment awarded [F2or order made by virtue of Schedule 5A to the M1Army Act 1955 or to the M2Air Force Act 1955 or Schedule 4A to the M3Naval Discipline Act 1957] in respect of any such finding shall be treated as a sentence.

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(5)In this Act, “service disciplinary proceedings” means any of the following—

(a)any proceedings under the M4Army Act 1955, the M5Air Force Act 1955, or the M6Naval Discipline Act 1957 whether before a court-martial or before any other court or person authorised thereunder to award a punishment in respect of any offence);

(b)any proceedings under any Act previously in force corresponding to any of the Acts mentioned in paragraph (a) above;

[F4(bb)any proceedings before a Standing Civilian Court established under the M7Armed Forces Act 1976;]

(c)any proceedings under any corresponding enactment or law applying to a force, other than a home force, to which section 4 of the M8Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Act 1933 applies or applied at the time of the proceedings, being proceedings in respect of a member of a home force who is or was at that time attached to the first-mentioned force under that section;

whether in any event those proceedings take place in Great Britain or elsewhere.

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F1Words in s. 2(1) repealed (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 46, s. 35(2), Sch. 7 Pt III; S.I. 1996/2474, art. 2, Sch.

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