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August 9th 2016

Reserves Day 2016 – Thursday 8 September

Richard Cooke outside Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on Reserves Day 2015

We’re just a month away from Reserves Day 2016.

 

The former ‘Uniform to Work Day’ is back this year on Thursday 8 September providing reservists the opportunity to show their pride in their service and wear their military uniform at their civilian workplace.

Reservists play – and have always played – a key role in our Armed Forces and make a valuable contribution to the nation, and support operations worldwide.

Reserves Day celebrates all those who volunteer their free time to serve with the military and is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution that Reservists make to our Armed Forces.

Private Andy Markham-Jenkins wears his military uniform to work on Reserves Day 2015

Private Andy Markham-Jenkins wears his military uniform to work on Reserves Day 2015

It also acts to raise awareness about the Reserve Forces amongst employers, society and potential recruits, whilst recognising the role of supportive employers.

There’s a whole host of ways that reservists and their employers can take part in the day.

Here are a few ideas:

* Reserves Day gives colleagues in a reservist’s civilian workplace the opportunity to ask further questions about serving with the Armed Forces and learn more about the Reserve Forces generally.

* Employers could hold events involving their reservists who can explain how it works, what they do and also highlight the benefits being a reserve has provided in their employment.

* Everybody can share their support for reservists on social media by using the nationwide hashtags #ReservesDayand and #SaluteOurForces

*Make sure you let us know of any events taking place for Reserves Day so we can promote it through our own media channels as well as alerting local media contacts. We’d particularly like to hear from reservists planning to wear their uniform on the day.

Sub-Lieutenant Phil Lewin wearing his Navy uniform to work at Rolls-Royce on Reserves Day 2015.

Sub-Lieutenant Phil Lewin wearing his Navy uniform to work at Rolls-Royce on Reserves Day 2015.

You can contact us by emailling em-comms@rfca.mod.uk

Keep checking our website, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for events and reactions to the day’s events across the region.

Last year, #ReservesDay was trending in the UK, having reached 2.3 million people on Twitter.

 

 

Last year, #ReservesDay was trending in the UK, having reached 2.3 million people on Twitter.