CHARGE, CHARGE REPORT AND CHARGE SHEET
4. For the purposes of proceedings under the Act and these Regulations, a charge is a formal accusation that a person has committed an offence.
5. Charges may be laid in the alternative where the allegations in the particulars are considered capable of supporting a finding of guilty of —
one of several offences; or
a particular offence but, failing proof of one or more elements of that offence, another offence,
and only by trial may the actual offence, if any, be determined.
6. Every charge against a person shall initially be recorded on a charge report which shall be —
in writing; and
prepared in accordance with these Regulations.
7. In addition to any other circumstances in which a charge sheet may be required to be prepared under the Act or any regulations made thereunder a charge sheet shall be prepared in the following circumstances:
when a charge is referred to a superior commander with a recommendation that the accused be tried by a subordinate military court;
when a charge is submitted to the convening authority.
8. In the construction of a charge, charge report or charge sheet there shall be presumed in favour of supporting it every proposition which may reasonably be presumed to be impliedly included, though not expressed in the charge, charge report or charge sheet and the statement of the offence and the particulars of the offence shall be read and construed together.