203. The law governing members of the armed forces.

It is one of the cardinal features of the law of England that a person does not, by enlisting in or entering the armed forces, thereby cease to be a citizen, so as to deprive him of his rights or to exempt him from his liabilities under the ordinary law of the land1. He does, however, in his capacity as a member of those forces, incur additional responsibilities, for he becomes subject to service law2. The disciplinary provisions of these codes are largely contained in the Armed Forces Act 2006, 3which provides a uniform service disciplinary code for the

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