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Army and Air Force Act 1961

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7Application of, amendments consequential on, and interpretation of, sections 2 to 6

(1)The five last foregoing sections shall apply only to persons who enlist in the regular forces after the coming into operation of those sections (not being persons who enlist in the Royal Marines or enlist in pursuance of the National Service Act, 1948), and sections four to eight of the Army Act, 1955, and the Army (Conditions of Enlistment) Act, 1957, shall not apply to persons who so enlist in the regular forces.

(2)In sections thirteen and fourteen of the Army Act, 1955, references to Part I of that Act shall be construed as including references to the five last foregoing sections.

(3)In subsection (2) of section seventeen of the Army Act, 1955, the reference to Part I of that Act shall, in the case of persons who enlist as aforesaid in the regular forces, be construed as including a reference to the five last foregoing sections.

(4)In subsections (4) and (6) of the said section seventeen, the references to the right conferred by subsection (1) of section five of the Army Act, 1955, shall, in the case of persons who enlist as aforesaid in the regular forces, be construed as references to rights conferred by regulations made in pursuance of subsection (1) of section three of this Act or by subsection (3) thereof, and the reference in the said subsection (6) to the purposes of the said Act of 1955 shall, in the case of such persons, be construed as including a reference to the purposes of the five last foregoing sections.

(5)Nothing in the said section seventeen shall apply to a person who deserts at a time when he is continued in service under section six of this Act.

(6)In subsection (5) of section twenty of the Army Act, 1955, the reference to subsection (2) of section four of that Act shall be construed as including a reference to subsections (2) and (3) of section two of this Act.

(7)In section twenty-two of the Army Act, 1955, the reference to Part I of that Act shall be construed as including a reference to the five last foregoing sections.

(8)So much of the five last foregoing sections as relates to service in, and transfer to, the reserve shall not apply to women members of the regular forces.

(9)Expressions used in the five last foregoing sections to which meanings are assigned by section two, twenty-three or two hundred and twenty-five of the Army Act, 1955, shall have those meanings for the purposes of the first-mentioned sections.

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