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Defence Reform Act 2014

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Section 45

SCHEDULE 6Call out of members of reserve forces: transitional classes

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1The Reserve Forces Act 1996 is amended as follows.

2(1)Section 129 (application of Act to persons currently serving in the reserve forces or regular services) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “the transitional class” substitute

(a)the original transitional class (see Parts 1 and 2 of that Schedule), or

(b)the second transitional class (see Parts 3 and 4 of that Schedule).

(3)In subsection (2), for “the transitional class” (in both places) substitute “the original transitional class”.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “In this Act “the transitional class”” substitute In this Act—

  • the original transitional class”, and

(b)at the end insert—

  • “the second transitional class”, in relation to members of the reserve forces, shall be construed in accordance with Part 3 of Schedule 9.

3In the heading of that section, for “persons currently serving in the reserve forces or regular services” substitute “members of transitional classes”.

4(1)Schedule 9 (application of Act to transitional members) is amended as follows.

(2)In the heading of Part 1, for “transitional class” substitute “original transitional class”.

(3)In paragraphs 1(1) and (2) and 6, for “transitional class” substitute “original transitional class”.

(4)In paragraph 4(2), after “may” insert “at any time”.

(5)In the heading of Part 2, for “transitional class” substitute “original transitional class”.

(6)After paragraph 12 insert—

12AIn the application of section 28(3)(a) to a special agreement entered into by a transitional member, for the reference to a period not exceeding 12 months there shall be substituted a reference to a period not exceeding 9 months.

(7)At the end insert—

Part 3The second transitional class of members of the reserve forces

25(1)The second transitional class consists of persons who—

(a)are members of a reserve force,

(b)are not, and have not been, members of the original transitional class,

(c)for the time being fall within paragraph 26 or 27, and

(d)have not made an election under paragraph 28.

(2)In this Part of this Schedule “the appointed day” means the day on which paragraph 4(7) of Schedule 6 to the Defence Reform Act 2014 (which inserts this Part of this Schedule) comes into force.

26A person who, immediately before the appointed day, was a member of a reserve force falls within this paragraph if—

(a)the person has remained a member of that force without interruption since that time, and

(b)the person has not extended his or her service in, or become an officer of, that force since that time.

27A person who becomes a member of a reserve force on or after the appointed day, on transfer to the reserve from the regular services, falls within this paragraph if—

(a)the person joined the regular services before the appointed day and did not re-enlist, re-engage or extend his or her service, or become an officer, in the regular services on or after that day,

(b)the person has remained a member of the reserve force concerned without interruption since being transferred from the regular services, and

(c)the person has not extended his or her service in, or become an officer of, that force since being so transferred.

28(1)A person who is a member of the second transitional class may elect to cease to be a member of that class.

(2)A person serving in the regular services who—

(a)joined those services before the appointed day, and

(b)has not re-enlisted, re-engaged or extended his or her service, or become an officer, on or after that day,

may at any time elect not to become a member of the second transitional class on transfer to the reserve.

(3)An election under this paragraph must be made in the prescribed manner.

(4)A person who has made an election under sub-paragraph (1) ceases to be a member of the second transitional class.

(5)A person who has made an election under sub-paragraph (2) does not become a member of the second transitional class.

(6)An election under this paragraph is irrevocable.

Part 4Application of Act to members of the second transitional class

29Parts 4 and 6 of this Act apply in relation to members of the second transitional class in accordance with this Part of this Schedule.

30Section 28(3)(a) (special agreements: maximum period of service) applies in relation to a special agreement entered into by a member of the second transitional class as if for “12 months” there were substituted “9 months”.

31(1)Section 56 (call out for certain purposes) applies in relation to the call out of members of the second transitional class as if the power conferred on the Secretary of State by subsection (1B) were limited to the powers described in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2)The first power is to make an order authorising the calling out of members of a reserve force where it appears to the Secretary of State that it is necessary or desirable to use armed forces—

(a)on operations outside the United Kingdom for the protection of life or property, or

(b)on operations anywhere in the world for the alleviation of distress or the preservation of life or property in time of disaster or apprehended disaster.

(3)The second power is to make an order authorising the calling out of members of a reserve force for the purposes of carrying out work where—

(a)the work is approved in accordance with instructions issued by the Defence Council under the Defence (Armed Forces) Regulations 1939 as being urgent work of national importance, and

(b)the Defence Council have by order under those Regulations authorised members of any forces to be temporarily employed in such work.

32Section 57 (maximum duration of service for call out under section 56) applies in relation to members of the second transitional class as if—

(a)in subsection (4), for “12 months” there were substituted “9 months”,

(b)in subsection (6), for “12 months” there were substituted “9 months”,

(c)in subsection (8)(c), for “6 months” there were substituted “3 months”, and

(d)in subsection (11), for “3 years” there were substituted “27 months”.

33Section 57A(3) (agreement to alter limits in section 57) applies in relation to members of the second transitional class as if for “12 months” there were substituted “9 months”.

5In the heading of Schedule 9, for “transitional members” substitute “members of transitional classes”.

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