448. Generally.

The general principles applicable to the rules of evidence in criminal proceedings in courts in England and Wales apply throughout the service jurisdiction with such modifications as are necessary to accommodate the differences in procedures which apply between civilian courts and those with jurisdiction over the armed forces1. There are identical provisions in relation to the Court Martial, the Summary Appeal Court and the Service Civilian Court providing for the receipt of evidence and adopting the principles of the civilian rules of evidence2. In particular there is express provision that:

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    (1)     the rules of evidence3 applicable in a trial