Reserves Day

BACK 12-08-2016


Reserves Day is just four weeks away and employers across the UK are gearing up to show their Reservist employees much valued support and recognition.

The Reserves have always played an essential role in our Armed Forces and, through their commitment, they make a vital contribution to protecting the nation's security at home and overseas. Working alongside Regulars, Reservists provide capability in many specialist areas such as medical and cyber. Reservists regularly contribute to peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, including as part of the UK's enduring commitment to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus.

To help you plan and show your support for Reservists, we have put together a toolkit which you can download for use in your own internal and external communications channels.

What's included in your Reserves Day toolkit:

  • Two editable posters: for you to tailor with your own messages. Print and display to show your support for your Reservist employees, encourage them to wear their uniform at work on 8 September and/or invite staff in your organisation to attend a workplace talk.
  • Narrative and key messages: use this document to write celebratory articles for your own internal channels, create case studies, post Q&As and organise events.
  • Email banner: for you to include in your email signature during the week of 5 September or use in social media - an easy way to raise awareness about the value of Reservists.
  • Videos: we include a selection of 20 second interviews from employers of Reservists and former Minister for Reserves Julian Brazier who explain why Reservists are an asset to organisations and why they need support.

Click here to open the Reserves Day Toolkit and download your resources.

Finally we'd love to hear from you and receive your case studies and photos of Reservists working for you. Please send these to: