Defence Act 1954
Effect of signing declaration required by attestation paper and complying with section 58.
59.— Every person enlisting in the Permanent Defence Force or the Reserve Defence Force shall, upon—
( a) signing a declaration affirming such particulars in relation to himself as may be required by his attestation paper and of his willingness to fulfil the engagements set out in the said attestation paper, and
( b) complying with section 58,
be deemed to be enlisted as a man of the Permanent Defence Force or the Reserve Defence Force (as the case may be), and, for the purposes of this Act, the date of the attestation of such person shall be the date on which he signs the said declaration and complies with section 58.