RESERVE FORCES


Reservists are men and women of many ages who volunteer to undertake Reserve Force training with the Royal Naval Reserve; Royal Marine Reserves; Army Reserve or Royal Air Force Reserve outside of their civilian career.

The civilian career of a Reservist generally does not dictate the role they undertake within the Reserve Forces, apart from those involved in certain specialisations, such as the medical profession.  The number of Reserves is being increased, such that by 2018 there will be around 35,000 Reservists in the UK.