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Army Board (Appeals)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many appeals have been lodged by soldiers with the Army Board in the last two years; and of those, how many have resulted in a successful outcome for the appellant.

A total of 30 appeals against the findings of courts martial under section 8(2) of the Courts Martial (Appeals) Act 1968 and 46 applications for redress of complaints under the Army Act 1955, sections 180 and 181, lodged by officers and soldiers reached the Army Board in the last two years. Their outcome is as follows:

UpheldDeniedSentence mitigated/ Partially upheld
Appeals against CM4179
Redress of complaint82117
I should stress that only those redress of complaint cases that are not upheld by the intervening authorities reach the Army Board.