236. Validity of civil law in relation to the armed forces.

(3)     Civil Law and Authorities in Relation to the Armed Forces

(i)     In General

236.     Validity of civil law in relation to the armed forces.

Members of the armed forces, while subject to service law1, are not divested of the civil rights and duties of citizens in general2 although they enjoy certain privileges and are subject to certain disabilities3.

Unless expressly exempted by statute, members of the armed forces are in all respects amenable to, and entitled to claim the protection of, the civil tribunals and ordinary law of the United Kingdom