Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) (No. 2) Act, 1940

Limit of term of original enlistment in the Reserve of Men.

25.—(1) A person (including a minor) may be directly enlisted to serve as a man of the Reserve of Men for a period of twelve years or for such less period as may from time to time be fixed by the Minister, but not for any longer period, and the period for which a person enlists in the Reserve of Men is in this Chapter of this Part of this Act referred to as the term of the original enlistment of such person.

(2) Where a person under the age of eighteen years is enlisted in the Reserve of Men, the Minister may, if he thinks fit, direct that the term of his original enlistment shall be reckoned from the day on which such person attains the age of eighteen, and in any such case the term of the original enlistment of such person shall be reckoned accordingly.