Can Off-Duty Reservists Use Regular Army Base Facilities?

Scenario An Army Reservist works across the road from a very large Regular Army base, which has a NAAFI and dining facility. Can the Reservist enter the base using their MOD 90 (identification card) and eat there while not on duty? MOD 90 An MOD 90 is issued to the individual as a member of… Read More

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What is the Defence Discount Service Card?

The Defence Discount Service provides discounts for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community both: Online; and On the high street. Defence Discount Service is home of the Defence Privilege Card, the vetted discount card that can be used in stores, restaurants and venues to obtain armed forces discounts. This discount card… Read More

Pension: Regulars Rejoining As Reserves

Regulars who rejoin as a Reserve will see their pension abated. This applies to those on Full-time Reserve Service (FTRS) (AFPRB, 2018, p.20). Further, Reservists are expected to leave the Service at age 55 but the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 15 does not pay out until age (AFPRB, 2018). However, there is a practice that… Read More

Types of Reserve Service in the UK Armed Forces

What are the Types of Reserve Service? There are different types of Reserve Forces that are authorised by the Reserve Forces Act 1996 (RFA 96). In accordance with RFA 96, the Reserve Forces consist of: Volunteer Reserve Forces: Volunteers who accept an annual training commitment and a liability for call out for permanent service. The… Read More

What is Project Firefly?

What is the Purpose of Project Firefly? Project Firefly offers service leavers an opportunity to seamlessly transfer from Regular Service directly into the Maritime Reserve (Royal Naval or Royal Marine Reserve). How Long Has It Been Going? Project Firefly started in April 2013. Extension of Project Firefly In Autumn 2018, it is planned for Project… Read More

Materials Handling Ability in the British Army: Any Difference between Regular & Reserve?

Research Paper Title Materials Handling Ability of Regular and Reserve British Army Soldiers. Background The main objective of this research was to compare the materials handling ability, aerobic power, and body composition of fully trained Reserve and Regular male British Army soldiers (∼6–7 years of military experience). Methods Twenty-one Reserve soldiers and 15 Regular soldiers… Read More