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The RAF Brize Norton Byelaws 2015

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2.—(1) In these byelaws—

“aircraft” includes any machine or device capable of flying by means of buoyancy or aerodynamic forces;

“appointed person” means the person who has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence to be responsible for the Protected Areas and the Controlled Areas;

“Commonwealth force” has the same meaning as in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006(1);

“Controlled Area” means an area of land coloured blue on the byelaws maps set out in the Schedule;

“firearm” has the same meaning as in section 57(1) of the Firearms Act 1968(2);

“headquarters” means a headquarters or organisation designated by an Order in Council under section 1 of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964(3);

“Her Majesty’s forces” has the same meaning as in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006;

“invalid carriage” means an invalid carriage as defined in section 20 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970(4) that complies with the prescribed requirements and is used in accordance with the prescribed conditions set out in regulations(5) made by the Minster of Transport under section 20 of that Act;

“lawful user” means any—

(a)

member of Her Majesty’s forces;

(b)

civil servant employed by the Secretary of State for Defence;

(c)

member of a Commonwealth force; or

(d)

member of a visiting force or headquarters;

“motor vehicle” does not include an invalid carriage;

“offensive weapon” has the meaning given in byelaw 3;

“Protected Area” means an area of land coloured pink on the byelaws maps set out in the Schedule;

“service authorities” means naval, military or air force authorities;

“short lead” means a lead of fixed length and of not more than two metres; and

“visiting force” means any body, contingent or detachment of the forces of a country for the time being present in the United Kingdom on the invitation of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and any member of the civilian component of that force as defined in section 10 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952(6).

(2) The Protected Areas and the Controlled Areas together comprise RAF Brize Norton shown for illustrative purposes only on the location map set out in the Schedule.

(3) The boundaries of RAF Brize Norton are shown marked with a red line on the byelaws maps set out in the Schedule.

(2)

1968 c. 27. Various amendments have been made to section 57 of the Act, none of which are relevant.

(4)

1970 c. 44. Various amendments have been made to section 20 of the Act, none of which are relevant.

(5)

The current regulations are the Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1988 (S.I. 1988/2268) for invalid carriages manufactured on or after 30 January 1989 and the Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1970 (S.I. 1970/1391) for carriages manufactured before that date.

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