Reserve forces: toolkit

Resources for government departments, local authorities and other public organisations to use in armed forces reserves recruitment.

Reserve forces: your support

The reserve forces play a crucial role in national security from countering security threats, peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts abroad to supporting communities at home. To recruit to the reserves, we need a concerted national effort, encouraging people from all walks of life to consider the benefits that joining the reserves can bring.

“What an individual would get from being part of the reserves is a lot of skills, transferable back into their job.” (John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service)

Reserves video

This toolkit of materials is for government departments, local authorities and other public organisations to use when supporting and encouraging public sector reserves and potential reserves as well as rolling out local reserve forces recruitment campaigns in partnership with your local unit.

Campaign artwork is available to download for local printing. Printed local recruitment materials can be requested from your local unit.


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Information about the reserves

Quick links to information about the Army Reserve, Royal Naval Reserves, Royal Air Force (RAF) Reserves, Special Forces (Reserves), Cyber Reserves, Medical Reserves and departmental reserve champions.

Campaign materials

Images for use in publicity can be found in the Defence Imagery database.

  1. Armed forces reserves publicity material

    • Promotional material

Case studies

Discover why life in the reserves is special.

  1. Being an armed forces reservist

    • Case study
Published 14 February 2014