Defence Act 1954
Status of unenlisted person in receipt of pay as a man.
78.— (1) Where a person—
( a) has accepted pay as a man of the Permanent Defence Force, and
( b) has neither been attested nor re-engaged as a man of the Permanent Defence Force,
the following provisions shall have effect—
(i) such person may at any time claim his discharge, and on such claim being made he shall be discharged from the Permanent Defence Force with all convenient speed, and
(ii) until such claim is made and such person is actually discharged in the manner prescribed by regulations made under section 81, he shall be subject to this Act as a man of the Permanent Defence Force duly enlisted and attested or re-engaged.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall apply in respect of a person who has accepted pay, a grant or other payment as a reservist and has neither been attested nor re-engaged as a reservist, subject to the modification that references to the Permanent Defence Force shall be construed as references to the Reserve Defence Force.