Army Reserve: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Chair, Public Accounts Commission

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress he has made on recruitment to the Army Reserve.

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

In the quarter to December 2014 the Army Reserve has seen 1,490 join its strength, an increase of 147% compared to the same quarter in 2013.

We have unblocked the enlistment pipeline and are engaged in national and local marketing. Employers are signing up for awards for supporting their reservist employees.

The upturn is gathering speed.

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