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Air Force Regulations (Amendment)

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SR 1980 No. 306 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Air Force Regulations.
Administered by: Defence
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Nov-1980
Tabled Senate25-Nov-1980
Gazetted 28 Oct 1980
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Defence (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Statutory Rules

1980 No. 306

REGULATIONS UNDER THE AIR FORCE ACT 19231

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Air Force Act 1923.

          Dated this twenty-first day of October 1980.

                                                                                                                           ZELMAN COWEN

                                                                                                                           Governor-General

          By His Excellency’s Command,

 

J. E. MCLEAY

Minister of State for Administrative Services
for and on behalf of the Minister of State for Defence

_______________

AMENDMENTS OF THE AIR FORCE REGULATIONS2

                Ranks of officers

          1.   Regulation 50 of the Air Force Regulations is amended by omitting sub-regulation (1) and substituting the following sub-regulations:

       “(1)   Subject to sub-regulation (1A), the ranks of officers in order of seniority, commencing with the most senior rank, shall be as follows:

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Rank

Column 3

Rank corresponding to that specified in Column 2 in the same item

1

Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force

 

2

Air Chief Marshal

 

3

Air Marshal

 

4

Air Vice-Marshal

 

5

Air Commodore

 

6

Group Captain

Group Officer

7

Wing Commander

Wing Officer

8

Squadron Leader

Squadron Officer

9

Flight Lieutenant

Flight Officer

10

Flying Officer

 

11

Pilot Officer

 

    “(1A)   A rank specified in Column 3 of the table in sub-regulation (1) may be held only by an officer who held any of the ranks specified in that column on 1 November 1978 as a substantive rank or as a temporary rank.”.

          2.   After regulation 50 of the Air Force Regulations the following regulation is inserted:

                Prior service of female officers

“50A. (1)  For the purposes of determining under paragraph 50 (3) (d) the date on which an officer’s appointment or promotion took effect, an officer who holds a substantive rank specified in Column 2 of the table in this sub-regulation in an item in that table and who, for any period at any time before the commencement of this regulation, held a substantive rank specified in Column 3 of that table in that item shall be deemed to have held the first-mentioned substantive rank during the whole of that period:

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Rank

Column 3

Previous rank

1

Group Captain

Group Officer

2

Wing Commander

Wing Officer

3

Squadron Leader

Squadron Officer

4

Flight Lieutenant

Flight Officer

5

Flying Officer

Section Officer

       “(2)   For the purposes of determining under paragraph 50 (3) (c) the date from which an officer’s promotion to a temporary rank took effect, an officer who holds a temporary rank specified in Column 2 of the table in sub-regulation 50A (1) in an item in that table and who, for any period at any time before the commencement of this regulation, held a temporary rank specified in Column 3 of that table in that item shall be deemed to have held the first-mentioned temporary rank during the whole of that period.”.

                Retiring ages for officers

          3.   Regulation 88 of the Air Force Regulations is amended—

                (a)    by omitting from sub-regulation (1) “or a member of the Nursing Service”;

               (b)    by omitting from the table in sub-regulation (1) the words “Section Officer” and the figures appearing in the third column of that table opposite those words; and

                (c)    by omitting sub-regulation (1A).

 

NOTES

1.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 28 October 1980.

2.       Statutory Rules 1927 No. 161 as amended to date. For previous amendments see Note 2 to Statutory Rules 1980 No. 2 and see also Statutory Rules 1980 Nos. 2, 35, 40, 41, 129, 146, 151, 152, 153, 176, 221, 224, 246, 250 and 301.