Engineers Conducting Switchboard Drills onboard HMS Northumberland

Keeping enough in reserve

This study asks key questions of the policy behind the Future Reserves 2020 programme, to understand what these changes will mean for the Armed Forces, reservists, and civilian employers.

• How will a ‘whole force’ structure affect the relationship between the Armed Forces and civilian society?

• What does it mean to be both a soldier and a civilian?

• How do employers view the ‘whole force’ structure changes, and how do they support (or not) employees who are in the reserves?

Led by Professor Rachel Woodward, Newcastle University.

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