Defence Act 1954

Unlawful wearing of uniform.

264

264. F358 [ (1) If any person (not being a member of the Defence Forces) wears, without permission granted by or on behalf of the Minister, any uniform of the Defence Forces, or any colourable imitation thereof, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £ 1,000 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment. ]

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply in respect of the wearing of any uniform of the Defence Forces or any colourable imitation thereof in the course of a stage play or other dramatic representation or performance.

(3) In this section the word “ uniform” includes any distinctive part of a uniform.

F359 [ (4) In any proceedings for an offence under this section it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that permission to wear a uniform of the Defence Forces, or any colourable imitation thereof, had not been granted by or on behalf of the Minister. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F358

Substituted (24.06.1987) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1987 (8/1987), s. 14(a), commenced on enactment, subject to transitional provision in s. 16.

F359

Inserted (24.06.1987) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1987 (8/1987), s. 14(b), commenced on enactment, subject to transitional provision in s. 16.