409. Limitation of time for trial of offences.

409.     Limitation of time for trial of offences.

Where a person ceases to be a member of a regular1 or reserve force2, he may not, after the end of six months beginning with the date he ceased to be a member of that force, be charged3 with a service offence4 committed while he was a member even he rejoins the force within those six months5. Whilst every member of the regular forces is subject to service law at all times6, members of the reserve forces are subject to service law in limited circumstances7. Where a person, while