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

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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

Post-Deployment: Violent Behaviour & UK Military Reservists

Research Paper Title Violent behaviour among military reservists. Background Large numbers of British and American Reservists have been deployed to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Little is known about the impact of deployment and combat exposure on violent behaviour in Reservists. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of self-reported violent behaviour… Read More

Physical Characteristics & Performance of Tactical Personnel: Full-Time versus Part-Time

Research Paper Title Differences in Physical Characteristics and Performance Measures of Part-Time and Full- Time Tactical Personnel: A Critical Narrative Review. Background Tactical personnel such as military, law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel routinely perform physically strenuous occupational tasks, requiring strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Tactical populations are comprised of part-time and full-time personnel, with… Read More