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 and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.

Wednesday June 22, 2022, is Reserves Day – the day Reservists can wear their uniform to work – and we’re paying tribute to their hard work and dedication. After all, it’s not easy holding down two careers.

In this section we profile four Reservists, each working within different Armed Forces specialties: artillery, medicine, and logistics. #SaluteOurForces

● To read about the UK’s most northerly Reservist Lance Bombardier Anthony Mockford, click HERE.

● To read about NHS Tayside nurse and Reservist Corporal Martha Collier, click HERE.

● To read about Lt Dr Michael Guilbert, a Medical Support Officer with 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment, click HERE.

● To read about Highland RFCA’s very own Reservist Major Ray Watt, click HERE.

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