The Army Reserve is the largest of the Reserve Forces, the others being the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) and the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). The Army Reserve provides support to the Regular Army at home and overseas, and throughout its history almost every major operation has seen reservists operate alongside their Regular counterparts.

Army work

  • Army Reserve Soldiers

    come from all walks of life and work part-time as soldiers for the British Army alongside full-time Regular soldiers.

  • Regular Reservists

    are soldiers who have left the Regular army but are recalled in times of need to come back and join operations alongside Regular soldiers.

  • Sponsored Reservist

    is a Volunteer and is a Group C member of the Army Reserves (formerly TA). This is a branch whereby your employer has a contractual obligation to provide services to the MoD.FTX Logistics Sponsored Reservists are affiliated to the Regular Army Tank Transporter Squadron based in Bulford, Wiltshire.Sponsored Reservists will remain employees of FTX Logistics whilst under Military command. The company will continue to pay your salary at all times and benefits will continue to accumulate.

The role of the Army Reserve

The Army Reserve has two clearly defined roles. Firstly, it provides highly trained soldiers who can work alongside the Regulars on missions in the UK and overseas. Secondly, it gives people who have specialist skills, like medics and engineers, a range of exciting opportunities to use them in new ways.

Over the next few years the role of the Army Reserve will be expanded and they will work even more closely with the rest of the Army.