Defence Act 1954
Provisions in relation to discharge.
81.— (1) A man shall not be discharged from the Permanent Defence Force or the Reserve Defence Force except in pursuance of—
( a) a direction under section 73, or
( b) an order of the prescribed military authority under section 80, or
( c) a sentence of discharge with F53 [ disgrace ] from the Defence Forces or of discharge from the Defence Forces imposed by a court-martial.
(2) The Minister may make regulations as to the manner in which and the persons by whom the discharge of men is to be carried out.
(3) Until the discharge of a person who is a man of the Permanent Defence Force or the Reserve Defence Force is carried out in accordance with regulations made under subsection (2) of this section, such person shall remain a man of the Permanent Defence Force or the Reserve Defence Force (as the case may be).
(4) Subsections (1), (2) and (3) of this section shall not apply to a reservist discharged by virtue of section 74.