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Army and Air Force Act 1961

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11Other changes of conditions of service of persons enlisted on short-term enlistments in regular air force

(1)Where a person in air-force service enlisted otherwise than on a long-term enlistment, his conditions of service may, on written application in that behalf made by him to his commanding officer and with the consent of the competent air-force authority, be changed as follows, that is to say:—

(a)if his enlistment was for a term ending before the expiration of a period of twelve years beginning with the relevant date, that term, or that term as previously extended under this paragraph, may be extended so as to end at such time, not later than the expiration of the said period, as may be specified in the application and so as to increase the period of his air-force service, his service in the reserve, or both, as may be so specified ;

(b)if he has completed four years' service, the term for which he enlisted, or that term as previously extended under any provision (including this paragraph) of this subsection, may be extended so as to end at such time falling before the expiration of the period of twenty-two years beginning with the relevant date as may be specified in the application, and so as to increase the period of his air-force service, his service in the reserve, or both, as may be so specified ;

(c)if he has completed four years' service, his period of air-force service may be extended so as to end at such time, not later than the day on which he attains the age of fifty-five years, as may be specified in the application;

(d)if the term for which he enlisted, or that term as extended under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection, includes a period of service in the reserve, his period of air-force service may be increased, according as may be specified in the application, so as to extend to the whole or a specified part of that period ;

(e)he may be (transferred to the reserve with liability to serve therein for the residue of the term for which he enlisted, or if that term has been extended under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection, for the residue of that term as so extended or, in any case, for such shorter term as the competent air-force authority may in his case approve.

(2)Subsection (4) of the last foregoing section shall apply in reckoning for the purposes of paragraph (b) or (c) of the foregoing subsection the period of service completed by a person as it applies in reckoning such a period for the purposes of subsection (3) of that section.

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