Annex A – Impact of punishment

Scale of Punishments and Administrative Measures Impact on Honours
  • Imprisonment for life
  • Dismissal with disgrace from Her Majesty’s service
  • Dismissal from Her Majesty’s service
Automatic forfeiture of all decorations and medals for long service, good conduct, efficiency or meritorious service (other than military valour and bravery) as well as campaign and service medals.
  • Imprisonment for two years or more
  • Imprisonment for less than two years
  • Detention
  • Reduction in rank
  • Forfeiture of seniority
  • Severe reprimand
  • Reprimand

For campaign and service medals – triggers automatic review of the case in accordance with the definition of “honourable service” and guidelines provided to that effect (Chapter 4, paragraph 67 to paragraph 97).

For the Canadian Forces' Decoration (CD) - one year forfeiture in addition to eight years' deferment (Chapter 9, Annex T).

  • Fine
  • Minor punishments, which are:
    • Confinement to ship or barracks
    • Extra work and drill
    • Stoppage of leave
    • Caution
  • Administrative measures, which are:
    • Counselling and Probation
    • Recorded Warning
    • Verbal Warning

No automatic impact on campaign and service medals or the CD.

The chain of command may still determine eligibility of the person based on the definition of “honourable service” and guidelines provided to that effect (Chapter 4, paragraph 67 to paragraph 97).

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