Their military lawyers defend Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps court martial
cases in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific (Korea, Hawaii, Japan).
According to the Army Act, a retired officer can be called back for court martial
proceedings for offences during his service tenure.
As Tuesday's first court martial
began, police clashed with Fonseka supporters at a protest calling for his release in the town of Pandura, south of the capital, Colombo.
Captain Philip Warwick, president of the court martial
, told the defendants: "I am very disappointed in the lack of team work and quite simply your performance fell well below the standards required.
The court martial
at Portsmouth Naval Base was told the charge related to the grounding of HMS Superb as it travelled through the Red Sea on May 26, 2008.
Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, 27, from York, is still due to be charged with desertion at a court martial
on November 2.
A preliminary court martial
hearing is due to take place next week.
The two met in the 2,000 Guineas, in which Court Martial
narrowly outran him - but two days before the race Dante had sustained a minor injury to an eye.
Kim Carter refused to assign a judge to preside over the court martial
because of the secret charge sheet, according to an article in the Ottawa Citizen.
But Judge Advocate Jack Bayliss ruled yesterday at the Aldershot Court Martial
Centre that Kendall-Smith should face trial.
He will face a court martial
at Catterick, North Yorkshire, on May 16 when he will deny battery and perverting the course of justice
Attorney General Lord Goldsmith announced last year that the soldiers would face a court martial