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In this Act “AFA 2006” means the Armed Forces Act 2006.
(1)This section and sections 1, 31, 33 and 34 come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
(2)Section 28 comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
(3)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint (and different days may be appointed for different purposes).
(4)An order under this section may contain transitional, transitory and saving provision.
(5)In particular, an order under this section may make provision, in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act (“the provision in question”), about the operation of Schedule 3A to AFA 2006 where an election for Court Martial trial was made before the commencement of the provision in question.
(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for any of the provisions of this Act, except section 25, to extend to a territory mentioned in subsection (2) with or without modifications.
(2)Those territories are—
(a)any of the Channel Islands;
(b)the Isle of Man;
(c)any of the British overseas territories.
(3)The provisions that may be extended under subsection (1) of section 15 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 to a territory specified in subsection (3) of that section include—
(a)section 9A of that Act (inserted by section 25 of this Act); and
(b)any Order in Council which—
(i)is made under section 1(2) of that Act in relation to section 9A of that Act; and
(ii)is in force at the coming into operation of any Order in Council made under section 15(1) of that Act which extends section 9A.
This Act may be cited as the Armed Forces Act 2011.
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