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The Courts-Martial (Army) Rules 1997

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For the definition of “commanding officer” the substitution of—

  • “commanding officer”, in relation to an accused, means such officer as may be determined by or under regulations of the Defence Council made under section 209(3)(f) of the Act;.

The addition, in the appropriate places, of the following definitions—

“period of parental recognisance” means the period specified in an order made against a parent or guardian of the accused under paragraph 14(1) of Schedule 5A to the Act or of Schedule 5A to the Air Force Act 1955 or of Schedule 4A to the Naval Discipline Act 1957;

“service parent or guardian” shall be construed in accordance with paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 5A to the Act;.

4(1)The omission of sub-paragraph (g).
7(1)In sub-paragraph (a), the omission of the words “service number and rank”.
The omission of sub-paragraph (b).

For paragraph (2) the substitution of—

(2) If the accused so requests, the commanding officer of the accused may appoint a defending officer to assist the accused to prepare and conduct his defence..


In sub-paragraph (a), the omission of the words “and rank”.

The omission of sub-paragraphs (b) and (g).

For sub-paragraph (h) the substitution of—

(h)details of the employment of the accused..

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