The All-Party Reserve Forces Group was established in June 2006, bringing together some sixty parliamentarians from five political parties, with two declared aims. These are: to promote interest in the UK reserve forces at a time of unprecedented peacetime overstretch; and to introduce some new thinking about them - looking back to the lessons of history, outward at best practice abroad and forward to the opportunities offered by new technology and practices.
Like all all-party Parliamentrary groups, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Reserve Forces is open to all Parliamentarians from both Houses, not appointed by resolution of either House like a select committee. Each report was prepared by the sub-group listed in the report. The views expressed are theirs alone, although many other members of the group contributed to the meetings and deliberations of the group.
Please feel free to read the reports online or to download them to read at your leisure.
Recognising the Opportunity - Part 1 The Territorial Army
Recognising the Opportunity - Part 2 The Maritime and Air Reserves and Tri-Service Recommendations
Minutes of APPG meetings
MOD response to the 2016/17 External Scrutiny Team Report - 21 November 2017
Inaugural meeting of the APPG for 2017-22 parliament - 6 September 2017
Annual General Meeting followed by Sustaining Future Reserves 2020 - 5 July 2016
Future Reserves 2020 update - 2 March 2016
Youth and Cadets - 4 Nov 2015
Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 15 June 2015
Cadets update - 16 December 2014
Employer Engagement in Future Force 2020 - 8 July 2014
Maritime Reserves - 6 May 2014
Progress on Army 2020 - 18 March 2014