8th September 2016 is Reserves Day which recognises the work of our those who balance a civilian life with service in the Army, RAF and Navy.
Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military. Over the last 15 years, 35,000 reservists have served on operations worldwide, making an immense contribution.
The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.
We recruit the majority of our personnel from within the Armed Forces community, with both ex-regular and serving reservist personnel accounting for over 90% of our staff.