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(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—
[F4(za)any proceedings (whether or not before a court) in respect of a service offence within the meaning of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (except proceedings before a civilian court within the meaning of that Act);]
(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;
(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.
[F6(6)Section 376(1) to (3) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (“conviction” and “sentence” in relation to summary hearings and the SAC) apply for the purposes of this Act as they apply for the purposes of that Act.]
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