68 Solemnization of marriages in naval, military, and air force chapels.E+W
(1)The use of any chapel to which this Part of this Act applies for the publication therein of banns of marriages to which this Part of this Act applies, and for the solemnization therein, whether according to the rites of the Church of England or otherwise, of such marriages, may be authorised under and subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act.
(2)This Part of this Act shall apply only to chapels which are certified by the Admiralty to be naval chapels and to chapels which are certified by a Secretary of State to be military or air force chapels, and shall apply only to marriages between parties of whom one at least is a qualified person, that is to say a person who, at the relevant date—
(a)is serving in [F1any of the regular armed forces of the Crown; or]
(b)has served in any force [F2included] in the last foregoing paragraph otherwise than with a commission granted or under an engagement entered into only for the purpose of a war or other national emergency; or
(c)is, as a member of a reserve of officers, a reserve force, the Territorial Army or the Auxiliary Air Force, called out on actual or permanent service or embodied; or
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(e)is a daughter [F4, son, step-daughter or step-son] of a person qualified under any of the foregoing paragraphs of this subsection.
(3)For the purposes of the last foregoing subsection, the expression “relevant date” means—
(a)in a case where notice is given under section eight of this Act before publications of banns, the date of the notice;
(b)in a case where banns are published without such notice, the date of the first publication of banns;
(c)in a case where an oath is taken under section sixteen of this Act for the purpose of obtaining a common licence, the date of taking the oath;
(d)in any other case, the date when notice of marriage is given to the superintendent registrar under section twenty-seven of this Act;
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(6)Nothing in this Part of this Act shall be taken to confer upon any person a right to be married in a chapel to which this Part of this Act applies.
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