The 1971 Act has significantly different 'travel' provisions to those of the SRCA, i.e. in relation to journeys to or from work. Sections 32 and 33 of the 1971 Act cover the general case, i.e. travel to and from work whether or not the member was accommodated on base.

In short, journeys to work need not commence only from the employee's 'residence' to be compensable and likewise, journeys from work need not be to the residence but may be to any place.

Also, a journey to a workplace had to start at a time designed to get the employee to that workplace within the hour before the starting time to be compensable. Likewise, the journey from work had to commence within an hour of the stand-down for that journey to be compensable.