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(1)In section 138 of AFA 2006 (prohibited combinations of punishments), for subsections (2) and (3) substitute—
“(2)If he awards detention, the only additional punishments he may award are—
(a)reduction in rank or disrating (subject to subsection (8));
(b)a service compensation order.”
(2)Omit section 293 of AFA 2006 (automatic reduction of rank or rate of warrant officer or non-commissioned officer given custodial sentence or sentence of service detention).
(3)The repeal of section 293 of AFA 2006 by subsection (2) does not affect any reduction in rank or disrating that occurred by virtue of that section before the commencement of that repeal.
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