Defence Act 1954

Bringing contempt on uniform.

265

265. (1) If any person wears any uniform of the Defence Forces or any dress, having the appearance of, or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of, any such uniform, in such a manner or in such circumstances as to be likely to bring contempt upon that uniform, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this subsection.

(2) If any person employs any other person to wear any uniform of the Defence Forces or any dress, having the appearance of, or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of, any such uniform, in such a manner or in such circumstances as to be likely to bring contempt upon that uniform, such first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence under this subsection.

(3) Any person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (2) of this section shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding F360 [ 200 ] pounds or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months.

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F360

Substituted (24.06.1987) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1987 (8/1987), s. 2, item 22, commenced on enactment, subject to transitional provision in s. 16.