273. Designation of protected military aircraft and vessels and controlled sites.

The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 secures the protection from unauthorised interference of the remains1 of military aircraft2 and vessels that have crashed, sunk or been stranded3, as well as of sites containing places comprising the remains of, or of a substantial part of, such an aircraft or vessel4, and of associated human remains5. A place, whether in the United Kingdom, in United Kingdom waters or in international waters, is a protected place if it comprises the remains of, or a substantial part of, an aircraft or vessel to which the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 applies,