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Armed Forces Act 2006

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Visiting Forces Act 1952 (c. 67)

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18(1)Section 13 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 (apprehension etc of deserters and absentees of visiting forces) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for the words from “sections one hundred and eighty-six” to “regular forces)” substitute “sections 314 to 317 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (which relate to the apprehension and transfer to service custody of deserters and absentees without leave who are subject to service law)”;

(b)for “from the regular forces” substitute “who are subject to service law”.

(3)In subsection (2) for the words from “the said sections” to “eighty-eight” substitute “sections 314 and 315 of that Act”.

(4)For subsection (3) substitute—

(3)In sections 315 to 317 of that Act as applied by subsection (1) above—

(a)references to the transfer of a person to service custody are to be read as references to the handing over of that person to such authority of the country to which he belongs, at such place in the United Kingdom, as may be designated by the appropriate authority of that country;

(b)references to the taking of a person into service custody are to be read as references to the taking of a person into the custody of such authority of the country to which he belongs as may be designated by the appropriate authority of that country.

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