05 Jul '12, 12pm

Future Reserve Forces 2020: Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced that the Government accepts the broad...

Reserve Forces are an essential and integral component of the UK's Defence capability. In future they will have a greater role and will be more integrated with the regular component of the Armed Forces. This requires an increase in size and change in the nature of the reserve role. This is an essential part of Transforming Defence and delivering Defence's Vision for Future Force 2020. Mr Hammond said: "To achieve the redesign of the Army required by Army 2020 will require us to expand the volunteer Army Reserve to 30,000 trained strength and better to integrate the regular and reserve components of the future Army. "Army 2020 has defined the Army Reserves' role and we are establishing more predictable scales of commitment in the event that Reserves are committed to enduring operations. In the past, the Reserve was essentially designed to supplement the Regular Army; in fut...

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