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71.3.3 Air Training Corps

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The Air Training Corps is established by S8 of the Airforce Act 1923.

Section 8 of the Airforce Act 1923 states:

Air Training Corps

8(1) There is hereby established a body to be known as the Air Training Corps.

8(2) The Air Training Corps shall consist of:

a)persons appointed in accordance with the regulations to be officers in that body

b)persons appointed in accordance with the regulations to be instructors in that body, and

c)subject to Subsections (5) and (6), persons who volunteer, and are accepted, in accordance with the regulations as cadets in that body.

8(3) A person appointed to be an officer or instructor in the Air Training Corps does not become a member of the Air Force by virtue of that appointment.

8(4) A cadet in the Air Training Corps is not a member of the Air Force.

8(5) A person is not entitled to volunteer, or to be accepted, as a cadet unless he:

a)has attained such age as is prescribed, and

b)has not attained the age of 20 years.

8(6) A person ceases to be a cadet when he attains the age of 21 years or such lower age as is prescribed.

8(7) The regulations may make provision for and in relation to the organization, maintenance, regulation, control and discipline of the Air Training Corps, and, in particular, for and in relation to:

a)the periods and conditions of service of members, other than conditions of service with respect to which determinations under Section 58B of the Defence Act may be made, and

b)the promotion of members.

8(8) In Subsection (7), 'member' means an officer, instructor or cadet in the Air Training Corps.

8(9) Subject to the regulations, to any determinations in force under Section 58B of the Defence Act and to the directions of the Minister, the Chief of Air Force shall administer the Air Training Corps.