Introduction This article provides a brief overview of how to create an Armed Forces policy and what it should include. Background Creating an Armed Forces policy will demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community and will help to ensure that no member of the community is at a disadvantage in the workplace… Read More
What is the Foreign Military Reserve Exchange Programme (MREP)?
Introduction The foreign Military Reserve Exchange Programme (MREP) is run with the USA, Australia and Canada and allows soldiers to serve as reservists with each other’s militaries. Background The MREP is an annual exercise allowing personnel from Reserve Forces of all three (3) Services to travel to one of the above countries to learn the… Read More
A Military Presence in Parliament!
Did you know that the election of December 2019 saw the election of a number of MP’s with military experience? There are currently 45 veterans and Reservists sitting as MP’s in Westminster. Approximately 7% of the House of Commons is made of of ex-personnel. While the Conservatives boast the largest military presence, both Labour and… Read More
Post-Deployment & Resiliency Factors
Research Paper Title Resiliency factors that protect against post-deployment drug use among male US Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers. Background Service members who have been deployed are at risk for substance use, especially Reserve/Guard troops. However, it is unclear what modifiable factors protect against substance use in this at-risk population. The objective was to… Read More
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
Are Reservists Entitled to Use Military Medical & Dental Care?
“However, one of the most frequent complaints we heard again this year, particularly for those on Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS), was that they did not qualify for military medical and dental care.” (AFPRB, 2018, p.20). Reference AFPRB (Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body). (2018) Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body Forty-Seventh Report 2018. Available from World… 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
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