Archive - Army Reserve

4 men standing in front of a work van, 2 in Army uniform

June 23rd 2022

Sparking interest in Reserves during Armed Forces Week 2022

Fred works for East Goscote Electrics in Leicestershire as his civilian job, and has a very supportive Managing Director and General Manager. The business understands the benefits of investing time in his military career as a Reservist. They are celebrating Armed Forces Week 2022 by supporting Fred in wearing his uniform to work. Fred joined […]

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S snowboarded jumping.

April 27th 2022

East Midlands Reservists join Exercise: Snowboard Sapper

101 Engineer Regiment, the British Army Reserve’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Search (EOD&S) unit, were the only Reserve unit in attendance and sent a team of eight to Ex: Snowboard Sapper, many of whom had never snowboarded before. Six out of the eight belong to 350 Field Squadron based in Foresters House, Chilwell, and were […]

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A group from the Royal Yeomanry stood together on a ski slope.

April 13th 2022

Royal Yeomanry on Exercise Snow Fox

The Royal Yeomanry hold an annual alpine skiing competition, bringing together personnel from across the Regiment in a test of physical fitness, confidence building, and teamwork. Five East Midlands Reservists attended Exercise Snow Fox: one from A Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and four from E Squadron, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry, with funding provided from East […]

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Four women in camouflage.

March 8th 2022

Four Reservists in the spotlight for International Women’s Day

1st Military Working Dog Regiment (1MWD Regt) is a hybrid unit of both Regulars and Reserves. Its 350 personnel provide the only deployable military working dog and veterinary capability within the whole of the British Army. The Regiment’s Reserve Squadron, 101 Military Working Dog Squadron, was formed in 2015. Reservists joining the Squadron are trained […]

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People stood and sat around with bikes in Sherwood Forest.

February 21st 2022

NAAFI Fund grant to 350 Field Squadron, 101 Engineer Regiment

350 Field Squadron – also known as the Robin Hood Foresters – is part of 101 Engineer Regiment. 101 Regiment is the only British Army Reserve, Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Search unit. Using the grant awarded through the NAAFI Fund, the Squadron sourced the bikes through a local business. Two different styles were purchased to […]

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Two soldiers stand behind a table in front of an army vehicle. A group of students stands in front.

December 13th 2021

Loughborough College students get a ‘Look at Life in the Army Reserve’

The Loughborough College annual trip to Walesby Forest Activity Centre was attended by 130 students from the Public Services Course, which is described as “teaching and training tomorrow’s leaders in the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Police, Fire & Rescue Services, Ambulance and Prison Service.” Led by 203 Squadron’s Sergeant Richie Bowles […]

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A person is in chamoflage with a helmut and weapon.

November 22nd 2021

Royal Yeomanry Reservists complete leadership programme

The Royal Yeomanry is the senior light cavalry regiment in the Army Reserve.  It is a reconnaissance regiment with a role that enables it to operate in front of other friendly forces to gather intelligence on the enemy and the local environment. With 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, the Royal Yeomanry’s Regular counterparts, the regiment […]

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One man receiving a certificate from another.

November 8th 2021

Nottingham-based Reservist receives Lord-Lieutenant’s award

The Army Reservist was returning to his home in Hucknall, Nottingham, after a shopping trip in Sheffield, when he came across the scene and intervened. The father of two, whose civilian job is as a network design engineer for BT, was praised for his quick and effective response, which ultimately saved the man’s life. Craig […]

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Sergeant Grant being presented with his certificate by the Lord Lieutenant

September 8th 2021

Royal Anglian Reservist presented with Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate

Sergeant Grant was not aware he had achieved the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate until the presentation, despite it being Awarded in April 2021. Stephen has served with the Royal Anglian Regiment since 1994. He has deployed on operations in Iraq, and with the United Nations in Cyprus. More recently, as part of Defence’s contribution to the […]

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Ex-Cadet Richard Gibbs

July 1st 2021

Ex-Cadet attends Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Richard Gibbs became one of three CCF Cadets in the UK to be selected for the Sir William Knight’s Flying Scholarship courtesy of the RAF Charitable Trust in 2018, in which he successfully gained his Private Pilot’s Licence. In 2019, Richard left school and took a gap year, where he went on to become a […]

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