117. War crimes or other crimes committed by members of the armed forces of the Crown.

117.     War crimes or other crimes committed by members of the armed forces of the Crown.

A person subject to service law, or a civilian subject to service discipline who commits an offence against the criminal law of England and Wales may be dealt with under the Armed Forces Act 2006 wherever the offence was committed1. Thus an individual may be charged before the Court Martial with an offence, for example, of murder2 in killing a prisoner of war or a civilian. In addition, or in the alternative, a member of the armed forces may be charged