Reserves Day 2019

Celebrating Reserves Day 2019 on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Reserves Day 2019 is a chance to recognise and appreciate the integral part that Reservists play in the UK’s Defence capability.

More than 32,000 Reservists commit their spare time, balancing their day jobs and family life with a military career, to be ready to serve should their country need them.

Reserves Day highlights the immense contribution of the UK’s Reserve Forces. Reservists are encouraged to wear their uniform to work on Reserves Day, and we encourage employers to support this initiative to provide visibility of Reservists in their workforce, and to inspire other employees to consider a career in the Armed Forces Reserves.

A series of events will also take place across the UK on Reserves Day and throughout the last week in June. To find out what’s going on near you visit the Armed Forces Day events page

As an employer, what can I do to support Reserves Day 2019?

If you employ Reservists, you can support Reserves Day firstly by encouraging your employees who are Reservists to wear their uniform at work.

Everyone can take part in one way or another. Here are some ideas:

Put up posters in the office, place email signature banners on your emails.

Post an intranet article about the Reserves in your area.

Send a press release to your local paper showing your support for the Reserve Forces.

Host a lunch-time talk featuring your Reservist employees and play a few fun command tasks.

Tweet your support using the #ReservesDay hashtag.

Take part in the @DRMSupport #SaluteOurForces social media campaign.

Sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

Support an Armed Forces Day event local to you.

Display an Armed Forces Day flag outside your business premises.

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