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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 55: Time limit for charging former member of a regular or reserve force

143.Where a person is alleged to have committed a service offence while a member of a regular or reserve force, this section provides that he cannot be charged with the offence more than six months after he ceased to be a member. This is subject to section 61(2), which allows the charge to be brought if the Attorney General consents.

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