569. Presence of appellant at appeal.

(iii)     The Hearing and Disposal of the Appeal

569.     Presence of appellant at appeal.

An appellant1 is generally entitled to be present at the hearing of his appeal to the Court Martial Appeal Court2. However, this does not apply to an appellant in custody: (1) where his appeal is on a ground involving only a question of law; (2) on an application by him for leave to appeal; or (3) on any proceedings preliminary or incidental to an appeal, unless the Appeal Court gives him leave to be present3.