Chapter 15:03 - Guyana Defence Force Uniforms

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L.R.O. 1.2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE UNIFORMS ACT
CHAPTER 15:03
Act
5 of 1896
Amended by
24 of 1966A
6 of 1997






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CHAPTER 15:03
GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE UNIFORMS ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Uniforms not to be worn without authority.
3. Bringing contempt on uniform.
__________________________ 1929 Ed.
c. 28
1953 Ed.
c. 87 _______________________________________________________
5 of 1896 An Act to regulate and restrict the Wearing of Guyana
Defence Force Uniforms.
[24TH MARCH, 1896]
Short title.

Uniforms not
to be worn
without
authority.
[24 of 1966A
6 of 1997]
1. This Act may be cited as the Guyana Defence Force
Uniforms Act.
2. (1) No one who is not serving in the Guyana
Defence Force may wear, without the Minister’s permission,
the uniform of that force, or any dress having the appearance
or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of
that uniform:
Provided that this enactment shall not prevent—
(a) any person from wearing the cast off
uniform of any of that force if all
regimental buttons and other
regimental or distinctive marks are
removed therefrom; or

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Bringing
contempt on
uniform.
[6 of 1997]
(b) any person from wearing any uniform
or dress in the course of a stage play
performed in a place duly licensed or
authorised for the public performance
of stage plays, or in the course of
private theatricals, or at any fancy
dress ball, or in the course of a music
hall or circus performance, or in
the course of any military
representation in good faith.
(2) No one may lawfully sell, or dispose of to any
other person, not serving in the Guyana Defence Force, the
uniform of any of that force, except for the purposes
mentioned in paragraph (b) of the proviso to subsection (1),
unless all regimental buttons and other regimental or
distinctive marks are first removed therefrom.
(3) Anyone who contravenes this section shall be
liable to a fine of four thousand eight hundred and seventy-
five dollars.
3. Anyone not serving in the Guyana Defence Force
who wears, without the Minister’s permission, the uniform of
that force, or any dress having the appearance or bearing any
of the regimental or other distinctive marks of that uniform,
in such a manner or in such circumstances as to be likely to
bring contempt upon that uniform or employs any other
person so to wear that uniform or dress, shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine of nine thousand seven
hundred and fifty dollars or to imprisonment for one month.
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