Armed Forces Week and Reserves Day

Reserves Day is a chance to recognise and appreciate the integral part that Reservists play in the UK’s Defence capability. In 2020 Reserves Day was on Wednesday 24th June, part of Armed Forces Week. In normal circumstances, there would be many events planned to celebrate this day.  Due to Covid 19, we focussed on alternative ways to celebrate the contribution of Reserves.

More than 32,000 Reservists are committing their spare time, balancing their day jobs and family life with a military career, to be ready to serve should their country need them. Over 3,000 of these Reservists are based in the East Midlands.

To ensure that Reservists are understood and appreciated, the Ministry of Defence focuses on Reserves on their own day during Armed Forces Week, and encourages businesses to use this day to highlight the benefits of Reserve service to their workforce.

Reserves Day is on the Wednesday of Armed Forces Week, but each day of the week in 2020 focussed on a different aspect of our Armed Forces. Follow our stories on Reserves, their supportive employers and our Cadets during the week.