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Army Reserve

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Reserve personnel, excluding members of University Officer Training Corps, have served for a period of over one year.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As at 1 January 2020, there were 25,610 Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) Army personnel who had continuous Army Reserve service of one year or more.


  1. Figures provided by Defence Statistics (Army).
  2. FR20 personnel includes volunteer reserves who are mobilised, High Readiness Reserves and those Volunteer Reserves serving on Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) and Additional Duties Commitment (ADC). Sponsored Reserves who provide a more cost effective solution than volunteer reserve are also included in the Army Reserve FR20.
  3. The above figure is the number of FR20 personnel who were recorded on Strength both on 1 January 2020 and 1 January 2019 . This captures the number of personnel who have a year or more continuous service in Army Reserve, but will not include those who may have accumulated more than one year of service in other areas of the Armed Forces prior to joining the Army Reserves.
  4. Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.

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