Main Image Credit Army Reserve recruits on their ‘passing out’ parade at Redford Barracks / Photo: British Army, Open Government Licence).
The Reserve Forces Review 2030 accurately captures the current utility and the broad potential the Reserves can offer. However, unlocking that potential requires a clearer demand for Reserves from the rest of Defence and a funded programme for delivery.
On 12 May the Ministry of Defence released its Reserve Forces Review 2030: Unlocking the reserves’ potential to strengthen a resilient and global Britain (RF30) without fanfare. The independent Review, led by Brigadier the Lord Lancaster, himself a Reservist, was trailed in the Defence contribution to the Integrated Review. Alongside Defence in a competitive age and the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy, it was expected to provide an important part of the Defence story
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