Defence Act 1954

Offences in relation to manoeuvres.

272

272. (1) If, within the area and during the period specified in a manoeuvres (authorisation) order authorising military manœuvres, any person—

( a) wilfully and unlawfully obstructs or interferes with the execution of the manoeuvres, or

( b) without due authority enters or remains in any camp or billet or any place where any guns, vehicles, ammunition, supplies or other material used for the purposes of the manoeuvres are stored,

he shall be guilty of an offence under this subsection and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding F366 [ 100 ] pounds.

(2) If, within the area and during the period specified in a manoeuvres (authorisation) order, any person—

( a) without due authority moves any light, flag, mark or other object relating to, or used for the purposes of, the manoeuvres, or

( b) maliciously cuts or damages any telegraph or telephone wire or any water or petrol supply pipe laid down by or for the use of the forces engaged in the manoeuvres,

he shall be guilty of an offence under this subsection and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding F367 [ 150 ] pounds.

(3) If, within the area and during the period specified in a manoeuvres (authorisation) order, any person commits any offence under subsection (1) of this section he may be removed from that area by a member of the Garda Síochána or by order of any officer of the Defence Forces.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F366

Substituted (24.06.1987) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1987 (8/1987), s. 2, item 28, commenced on enactment, subject to transitional provision in s. 16.

F367

Substituted (24.06.1987) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1987 (8/1987), s. 2, item 29, commenced on enactment, subject to transitional provision in s. 16.