300. Forfeiture of service for desertion.

300.     Forfeiture of service for desertion.

Where a member of the regular forces1 is convicted of desertion2 or his commanding officer3 makes a determination that a trial may be dispensed with after a confession4 made in the prescribed circumstances, the period of his service in respect to which he is convicted of having been a deserter is to be forfeited5. Where any such person's service is so forfeited, any provision governing his terms of service is to apply to him6, and he is liable to serve, as if he had on