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The Courts-Martial (Army) Rules 1997

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6.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below, charges for any offences may be joined in the same charge sheet if those charges are founded on the same facts, or form or are a part of a series of offences of the same or a similar character.

(2) An offence under section 37(1)(1) (desertion), section 38(2) (absence without leave) or section 56 (escape from confinement) of the Act may be included in any charge sheet.

(3) An offence under section 46(1)(3) (offences relating to issues and decorations) of the Act may be included in any charge sheet where it arises in connection with a charge under section 37(1) or 38 of the Act.


Section 37(1) was substituted by the Armed Forces Act 1971 (c. 33), section 11(1).


Section 38 was substituted by the Armed Forces Act 1971, section 12(1).


Section 46 was substituted by the Armed Forces Act 1971, section 17(1).

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