Defence Act 1954

Insubordinate behaviour.

133

133.Every person subject to military law who uses threatening or insulting language to, or behaves in an insubordinate manner towards, a superior officer is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, F79 [ where a charge under this section is disposed of summarily under section 177C, 178C or 179C, as the case may be, be liable to suffer any punishment awardable thereunder or, ] on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer imprisonment F80 [ for any term not exceeding two years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.

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F79

Inserted (1.09.2008) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007), s. 21 and sch. 6, commenced S.I. No. 254 of 2008.

F80

Inserted (11.07.1990) by Criminal Justice Act 1990 (16/1990), s. 7 and sch. 1, para. 4(e), commenced on enactment.