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A history of our reserves

Resources about the history of the UK reserve forces to accompany an exhibition that was held at London’s Victoria Station on 24 February 2014.



Paul Lincoln, Joint Forces Command Director of Resources and Policy, describes his role as the MOD Reserves Champion and reflects on the challenges and rewards of reserve service.

Paul Lincoln talks about his role as MOD Reserves Champion and the history of reserves project


The Ministry of Defence Fast Stream intake of 2012/13 has produced a book and exhibition charting this long and distinguished history through the stories of individual reservists who have served in the UK armed forces over the last century. The book is available to download for free in PDF format from this webpage. A public exhibition was held at London’s Victoria Station on 24 February 2014.

Published 7 February 2014