October 7, 2015

Volunteer Reserves will be able to use the letters VR after their names following 10 years of service.

This will allow them to identify publicly their contribution to the armed forces and the skills and experience gained as a Reservist. These letters will follow their name, alongside any other qualifications or awards.

The post nominal will be for all members of the Reserves, regardless of rank or service, and will be backdated to 1999. The award demonstrates the Government’s enduring appreciation for the commitment of the Reserves.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “As Reservists are members of the Armed Forces on top of their civilian roles, they give significant and noteworthy service to our country. Each is truly twice the citizen and it is right that we recognise this publicly.”