Defence Act 1954

PART X.

Application of this Act to Defence Forces established under the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923.

Interpretation of Part X.

293

293. (1) In this Part—

the expression “ the Act of 1945” means the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1945 (No. 10 of 1945);

the expression “ the Act of 1946” means the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1946 (No. 7 of 1946);

the expression “ the Act of 1947” means the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1947 (No. 4 of 1947);

the expression “ the Act of 1949” means the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1949 (No. 1 of 1949);

the word “ class”, in relation to the existing Reserve of Men, means the class mentioned in column (2) of the Table to this section at reference number 4, 5 or 6;

the word “ class”, in relation to the existing Reserve of Officers, means the class mentioned in column (2) of the Table to this section at reference number 1, 2 or 3;

the expression “ existing directly enlisted reservist” means a person who is, immediately before the operative date, a man of the existing Reserve of Men and was enlisted therein under section 25 of the No. 2 Act of 1940;

the expression “ the existing nursing service” means the nursing service established under the Act of 1923;

the expression “ the existing permanent force” means the force established under Part I of the Act of 1923;

the expression “ existing regular” means a person who is, immediately before the operative date, a member (not being an officer within the meaning of the Act of 1923) of the existing permanent force;

the expression “ existing regular officer” means a person who is, immediately before the operative date, an officer of the existing permanent force;

the expression “ the existing reserve force” means the reserve force established under Part III of the Act of 1923;

the expression “ existing reserve officer” means a person who is, immediately before the operative date, an officer of the existing Reserve of Officers;

the expression “ the existing Reserve of Men” means that part of the existing reserve force which is known as the Reserve of Men;

the expression “ the existing Reserve of Officers” means that part of the existing reserve force which is known as the Reserve of Officers;

the expression “ existing reservist” means a person who is—

( a) an existing directly enlisted reservist, or

( b) an existing transferred reservist;

the expression “ existing transferred reservist” means a person who is, immediately before the operative date, a man of the existing Reserve of Men, and was transferred thereto under section 157 of the Act of 1923;

references to the existing 1923-Act corps of an existing regular or an existing reservist shall be construed as references to the 1923-Act corps in which he was serving immediately before the operative date;

the expression “ the No. 2 Act of 1940” means the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) (No. 2) Act, 1940 (No. 11 of 1940);

the expression “ the prescribed military authority” has the same meaning as it has in section 61;

the expression “ 1923-Act corps” means a corps for the purposes of the Act of 1923.

(2) For the purposes of this Part—

( a) the class of the Reserve Defence Force mentioned in column (3) of the Table to this section at a particular reference number (being reference number 1, 2 or 3) shall be deemed to correspond to the class of the existing Reserve of Officers mentioned in column (2) of the said Table at that reference number;

( b) the class of the Reserve Defence Force mentioned in column (3) of the said Table at any reference number (being reference number 4, 5, or 6) shall be deemed to correspond to the class of the existing Reserve of Men mentioned in column (2) of the said Table at that reference number.

TABLE TO SECTION 293.

Ref. No.

Class of the existing Reserve of Officers or the existing Reserve of Men

Corresponding class of the Reserve Defence Force

(1)

(2)

(3)

1

The Reserve of Officers—First Line.

The Reserve of Officers (First Line).

2

The Reserve of Officers (Fórsa Cosanta Aitiúil).

The Reserve of Officers (An Fórsa Cosanta Aitiúil).

3

The Reserve of Officers (An Sluagh Muirí).

The Reserve of Officers (An Slua Muirí).

4

The Reserve of Men—First Line.

The Reserve of Men (First Line).

5

The Reserve of Men (Fórsa Cosanta Aitiúil).

The Reserve of Men (An Fórsa Cosanta Aitiúil).

6

The Reserve of Men (An Sluagh Muirí).

The Reserve of Men (An Slua Muirí).