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31 Mutiny.F4U.K.

F1(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)Any person subject to military law who F2. . .,takes part in a mutiny, or incites any person subject to service law to take part in a mutiny, whetheractual or intended, shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to imprisonment or any less punishmentprovided by this Act.

(3)In this Act the expression “mutiny” means a combination between two or more persons subject to service law, or betweenpersons two at least of whom are subject to service law—

(a)to overthrow or resist lawful authority in Her Majesty’s forces or any forces co-operating therewithor in any part of any of the said forces,

(b)to disobey such authority in such circumstances as to make the disobedience subversive of discipline,or with the object of avoiding any duty or service against, or in connection with operations against, theenemy, or

(c)to impede the performance of any duty or service in Her Majesty’s forces or in any forces co-operatingtherewith or in any part of any of the said forces;F3

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F1S. 31(1) repealed (11.5.2001) by 2001 c. 19, s. 38, Sch. 7 Pt. 4

F2Words in s. 31(2) repealed (11.5.2001) by 2001 c. 19, s. 38, Sch. 7 Pt. 4

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F4Act: the provisions of the 1955 Acts providing for findings of courts-martial to be subject to confirmation and to revision at the direction of the confirming officer cease to have effect (1.4.1997 subject to art. 3 of the commencing S.I.) by virtue of 1996 c. 46, s. 15; S.I. 1997/304, arts. 2, 3, Sch. 2

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