Independent report

Future Reserves 2020 Study (FR20): final report

The Future Reserves 2020 study (FR20) is an independent review of the UK reserve forces.

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This report was commissioned by the Prime Minister in October 2010 as part of the ‘Strategic defence and security review’ (SDSR). The aim of the study was to explore options to ensure that the UK reserve forces are correctly structured and supported to meet future challenges out to the year 2020 and beyond.

The FR20 commission was led by the Vice Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton, who was supported by Julian Brazier MP and Lieutenant General (Retd) Sir Graeme Lamb.