Army Reserve

Defence written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) how many members the Regular Army Reserve of Officers has;

(2) whether the Regular Army Reserve of Officers will play any role in his plans for an expanded Territorial Army; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Regular Army Reserve of Officers allows the Army to recall individuals who have previously served in the Army to assist in the nation’s defence and provide a national strategic reserve capability. Under Army 2020 the Regular Army Reserve of Officers will, as now, provide a valuable pool of skills and expertise that can be called upon as and when a situation of national crisis demands it. There are no plans to change the role of the Regular Army Reserve of Officers as part of the plans to increase the size of the Army Reserve to 30,000 as the two are constituted for different roles and capabilities.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.