Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan.

This week has, so far, seen thousands of people and activities to give thanks to our Armed Forces and their commitment to service.

Reserves Day, which took place on Wednesday 26 June 2019, raises awareness of the key contributions by reservists in each section of the Armed Forces, and marks the mid-week point of Armed Forces Week.

Earlier this week, to kick off the events in the lead up to Armed Forces Day (Saturday 29 June), RFCA for Wales hosted a reception for reservists and their employers at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay.


Reservists are a crucial part of the Defence family and, by implementing protective and flexible workplace policies, employers are empowering their employees to make a real difference to their personal and professional development.

The reception was attended by over 150 notable guests, including the senior representatives of the Armed Forces in Wales, Welsh reservists and their units. Darren Millar, Assembly Member and Chair of the Armed Forces and Cadets Committee, sponsored the evening and gave the opening address, followed by Brigadier Alan Richmond, head of the Army in Wales.


The event was coordinated by Audrey Nealon, RFCA for Wales South Wales Regional Employer Engagement Director. She said:

“I am absolutely delighted that we are celebrating Armed Week in Wales at this prestigious event here at the Senedd. Our collaboration  with employers means that we can share access to a skilled talent pool and furnish those employers with the information they require to make informed choices in the recruitment of reservists here in Wales.”

Reservists in Wales can gain a wide set of transferrable skills, as well as unique experiences that foster personal development.


Employers can support their reservist workforce by signing the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.

Almost 120 employers in Wales have signed the Covenant to ensure the Armed Forces community has the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.

Most public sector organisations are already on board and it’s possible that somewhere in their supply chain, a private business is also finding a way to provide support.

To find out more about Reserves’ Day, Armed Forces Day and Armed Forces week, visit our social media channels. Further information on the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales can be found by clicking here.

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