214. Air force legislation; the Royal Air Force.

214.     Air force legislation; the Royal Air Force.

The authority for the existence of the air force1 is the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917, which authorises the Crown to raise and maintain a force, to be called the Air Force2, and empowers Her Majesty and the Defence Council3 to make orders and regulations with respect to all matters, except pay and allowances, relating to that force4. The terms of enlistment, service and discharge in, and the discipline of, the Royal Air Force are governed by the Armed Forces Act 20065. Defence