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Naval Discipline Act 1957

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111 Naval forces, volunteers and trainees.E+W+S+N.I.

[F1(1)Every officer on the active list, and every rating, of the Royal Navy, F2. . . is subject to this Act at all times.

(2)Any officer on any retired or emergency list of officers of the Royal Navy F3. . . F4. . . is subject to this Act when ordered on any duty or service for which such an officer is liable, and is so subject from the time appointed to report or attend for that purpose until duly released or discharged.]

[F5(3)Any officer or rating of any of the naval reserve forces is subject to this Act while—

(a)in permanent service on call out under any provision of the Reserve Forces Act 1980, the Reserve Forces Act 1996 or any other call-out obligations of an officer;

(b)in full-time service under a commitment entered into under section 24 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996;

(c)undertaking any training or duty (whether in pursuance of an obligation or not); or

(d)serving on the permanent staff of the Royal Fleet Reserve or the Royal Naval Reserve.]

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (1) of this section, any [F6person recalled to the Royal Navy under section 30 of the Reserve Forces Act 1980 or Part VII of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 is subject to this Act from the time he is accepted into service until duly released or discharged.].

(5)Any person not otherwise subject to this Act who volunteers or engages for service, training or exercise with the Royal Navy, not being—

(a)(b) . . . F7

(c)a member of the Sea Cadet Corps or the Combined Cadet Force; or

(d)a person excepted from this subsection by directions of [F8the Defence Council,]

is subject to this Act during the period of service, training or exercise.

(6)A person not otherwise subject to this Act, being a member of—

(a)any of the armed forces of the Crown raised outside the United Kingdom; or

(b)any armed forces other than armed forces of the Crown,

not being in either case forces excepted from this subsection by directions of [F8the Defence Council] is subject to this Act when ordered to be trained or exercised on board any of Her Majesty’s ships or in any of Her Majesty’s naval establishments.

(7)Where by virtue of this section this Act applies to any person not being a member of the armed forces of the Crown, it shall apply to him (except so far as may be otherwise provided by regulations made by [F8the Defence Council])—

(a)if he holds any rank or rate in any other naval, military or air forces, as it applies to a person holding the corresponding rank or rate in the armed forces of the Crown;

(b)in any other case, as it applies to an able seaman.

(8)This section applies to chaplains in the Royal Navy or in any of the naval reserve forces as it applies to officers of the Royal Navy, or of that force, as the case may be.

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F2Words in s. 111(1) repealed (11.5.2001) by 2001 c. 19, ss. 34, 38, Sch. 6 para. 23(a), Sch. 7 Pt. 6

F3Words in s. 111(2) repealed (11.5.2001) by 2001 c. 19, ss. 34, 38, Sch. 6 para. 23(b), Sch. 7 Pt. 6

F4Words in s. 111(2) repealed (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 46, s. 35(2), Sch. 7 Pt. III; S.I. 1996/2474, art. 2 (with art. 3)

F6Words in s. 111(4) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 14, s. 131(1), Sch. 10 para. 12(3) (with s. 72(5)); S.I. 1997/305, art. 2

F8Words substituted by S.I. 1964/488, Sch. 1 Pt. I

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