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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 336: Composition and procedure of service complaint panels

678.This section sets out the eligibility criteria for membership of a service complaint panel. Generally a member must be a serving officer of at least the rank of brigadier (or equivalent in the other services) or a civil servant. Panels must have at least two members, and at least one member must be a serving officer of such a rank. The section also empowers the Secretary of State to make further provision in regulations about its composition and procedure, including:

  • provision for additional or stricter eligibility requirements, and

  • provision requiring a panel to include one member who is neither a member of the armed forces nor a civil servant.

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