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Army Reserve: Recruitment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 907689, tabled on 12 February 2015

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

Answered on

23 February 2015

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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