Reserves Day 2020

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During Armed Forces Week, a day is dedicated to the hard work and commitment the reservist community gives to support our regular Armed Forces.

Reserves Day provides an opportunity for the country to
recognise our Reserve Forces.

Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military. The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.

Reservists are currently supporting operations worldwide.

However, the contribution they make to our Armed Forces often goes unrecognised. An annual Reserves Day was created to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces.

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Ceremonial Events

As we near the middle of our Armed Forces week, the spotlight today is turned on our Reserve Services.

Ceremonial News looks at some well-known ceremonial events that members of our Reserves have been involved in in recent times.

HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, joined the 1,200 strong cast of the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The group of reserves were to provide the guard of honour alongside regulars from The Royal Navy. Five full weeks of training at HMS Sherwood, Redford Barracks Edinburgh and finally on the castles enplaned allowed the team to show off what they do best to a tattoo audience of 220,000 and a global TV audience of an estimated 300 million. This historic performance marks the second time that the Royal Naval Reserves have taken part in the tattoo in this manner.

As the dignitaries and audience take their seats, the guard welcomed the audience. Taking the general salute and marching at the spectacular finale meant the guard were pretty much first on last off!

Followed of course by the majestic sight and sound of the Massed Pipes and Drums as they march down castle hill to the strains of The Black bear

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The London Regiment

The London Regiment is the only Reserve Regiment of the Guards Division and supplies highly trained Infantry soldiers to all 5 of The foot guards regiments on deployment all over the world and makes up approximately 30% of the British Army.

The London Regiment are currently recruiting a Pipe Band Platoon to be part of A Coy London Scottish and D Coy London Irish Rifles.

If you are 18-43. play pipes or drums and interested in the Army Reserves then get in touch with them.

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