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Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation Act 1950

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Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation Act 1950

1950 CHAPTER 10

An Act to make further provision as respects the application of certain funds under the management of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation.

[12th July 1950]

Be it enactedby the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1Extension of objects of soldiers' effects fund.

(1)The objects of the fund constituted in pursuance of subsection (2) of section ten of the Regimental Debts Act, 1893 (which provides for the application of the undisposed residue of soldiers' effects to the creation or maintenance of a fund for the benefit of widows or children, or other near relatives, of soldiers dying on service or within six months after discharge) shall, to such extent as may be provided by Royal Warrant under that Act and subject to the provisions of any such Warrant, include the widows, children and other near relatives of persons dying at any time who have been soldiers.

(2)The foregoing subsection shall apply in relation to the air force, but with the substitution—

(a)for the reference to the said Act of 1893 of a reference to that Act as applied to the air force;

(b)for the references to soldiers of references to airmen.

Certain funds applicable as well for air force as for naval and military dependants.

2Any provision contained in an enactment or other instrument, however worded, passed or made before the commencement of this Act which defines the purposes for which the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation may apply any of their property or' otherwise exercise any of their powers, being a provision which apart from this section relates in the same way to the naval and to the military forces of the Crown but does not relate to the air forces of the Crown, shall if otherwise applicable in relation to the last-mentioned forces of the Crown apply, and be deemed always to have applied, in relation to those forces as if references in the provision to the military forces of the Crown or to members, or any class of members, thereof included references to the air forces of the Crown or, as the case may be, to members or the like class of members thereof.

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3This Act may be cited as the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation Act, 1950.

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