COMBINED CADET FORCE ACT
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
3. Establishment of Force
4. Force not part of Defence Force
5. Composition of Force
6. Eligibility to join
8. Establishment of contingents
to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a Combined Cadet Force in Zambia and to repeal the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Cadet Corps Act, 1955.
[18th September, 1964]
Act 46 of 1964.
GN 497 of 1964.
This Act may be cited as the Combined Cadet Force Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“Air Commander” means the person appointed under section 165 of the Defence Act;
“Army Commander” means the person appointed under section 165 of the Defence Act;
“cadet” means a member of the Cadet Force other than an officer commissioned in the Cadet Force;
“Cadet Force” means the Zambia Combined Cadet Force established in terms of section 3;
“member” includes cadets and officers commissioned in the Cadet Force;
“officer” means a person commissioned as such in the Cadet Force but shall not include a cadet officer.
(1) There is hereby established a Cadet Force which shall be styled the Zambia Combined Cadet Force.
(2) The Cadet Force shall have as its object the provision of moral, mental and physical training of boys through the medium of military, sea and air instruction.
The Cadet Force shall not form part of the Defence Force of Zambia.
The Cadet Force shall comprise—
(a) those persons who, immediately prior to the commencement of this Act, were members of the Cadet Corps established under the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Cadet Corps Act, 1955; and
(b) persons who become members of the Cadet Force after such commencement.
Subject to the provisions of this Act, all boys shall be eligible to serve in the Cadet Force who—
(a) are not under the prescribed age; and
(b) are, in the opinion of the Army Commander or Air Commander, suitable for service in the Cadet Force.
The command, training and inspection of the Cadet Force shall be vested in the Army Commander.
(1) The President may establish a contingent of the Cadet Force in any school or in any area in Zambia.
(2) Any contingent of a Cadet Corps which was established under the provisions of the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Cadet Corps Act, 1955, and which was in being immediately prior to the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been established in terms of this Act and to be part of the Cadet Force.
(3) The President may at any time disband any contingent of the Cadet Force established or deemed to have been established under this Act.
The President may, by statutory instrument, make regulations for the better carrying out of the provisions of this Act and generally for the good government and organisation of the Cadet Force and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, such regulations may make provision with respect to all or any of the following matters, that is to say—
(a) the formation, maintenance, control and administration of contingents of the Cadet Force;
(b) the appointment of officers in the Cadet Force, the appointment of cadets as cadet officers, the resignation from and cancellation of such appointments, and for the designation and grading of ranks and appointments within the Cadet Force;
(c) the granting of certificates or other awards to cadets who reach such standards of proficiency in cadet training as may be prescribed;
(d) the grant of medals and decorations to members of the Cadet Force;
(e) the creation of a Reserve of officers and the posting of officers to such Reserve;
(f) the preservation of property of the Government issued to contingents or members, the determining of responsibility for loss or damage caused to such property and the recovery of compensation for such loss or damage;
(g) the pay, allowances and other conditions of service of officers in the Cadet Force; and
(h) all matters to be prescribed in terms of this Act.
The Rhodesia and Nyasaland Cadet Corps Act, 1955, is hereby repealed.
(1) All arrangements with respect to the administration and control of any contingent established under the provisions of the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Cadet Corps Act, 1955, shall be deemed to have been made in terms of this Act and shall, until otherwise provided in terms of this Act, continue to be governed by the regulations which related to such matters immediately prior to the commencement of this Act.
(2) All members of the Cadet Force who, immediately prior to the commencement of this Act, held commissions in the Cadet Corps established by the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Cadet Corps Act, 1955, shall continue to hold those commissions and shall have all the powers and be subject to all the obligations of officers of the Cadet Force holding commissions granted in terms of this Act.