Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military.
The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.
Reservists are currently supporting operations worldwide. However, the contribution they make to our Armed Forces often goes unrecognised. As such an annual Reserves Day was created to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces.
Reservists are everywhere, but you might not know it. So on Reserves Day, our Reservists wear their uniform in their civilian life. Keep an eye out for them on your vidoe meetings this year!
We’re asking employers to thank our Reservists across the UK for their dedication, professionalism and commitment to serving our country. Whether you are a large organisation, small business, charity or self-employed, show your support on 26 June by holding a workplace talk, organising a video conference or just publicly showing your support on social media to celebrate Reserves Day.
Are you a Reservist? Wear your uniform to work and celebrate being a Reservist! Tweet a picture of you wearing your uniform at home or in your workplace and tag @GLRFCA using the hashtag #ReservesDay2020.
Host your own Reserves Day event
Reserves Day is a great opportunity for employers to celebrate Reservists in their workplace. Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk for event ideas and toolkits or contact your Regional Employer Engagement Director for help and advice.
RFCA for Greater London
87 Fulham High Street
Tel:020 7384 4640