277. The Visiting Forces Act 1952 and the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964.

The Visiting Forces Act 19521 applies, by its own express terms, to specified countries of the Commonwealth2, and it may be applied by Order in Council to the forces of any country so designated if its application appears to the Crown to be expedient to any arrangements for common defence or to any other arrangements for defence co-operation3. One of the main purposes of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 was to give statutory effect to the Agreement regarding the Status of Forces of Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty 19514, and therefore all the provisions of the Visiting Forces

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