There are over 2,200 reservists in Wales. They perform vital roles in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army Reserve and Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAF).
Reservists are ordinary people who come from diverse backgrounds. They give up their spare time to train and serve alongside regular personnel in the armed forces.
As valued members of the Defence family, reservists enhance their everyday lives through adventurous and challenging experiences. They receive world-class training to develop new skills and qualifications to boost their civilian lives.
They carry out different roles at their respective reserve units, where the minimum annual requirement is just under 30 days a year. In return, reservists receive pay and expenses for evening and weekend training, and equal pay to their regular ranks on deployment.
There is also a package of support available to their employers to ensure that they aren’t disadvantages when reservists are mobilised. Click here to learn more about Employer Engagement.