The Army Reserve

The Army Reserve is the largest of the Reserve Forces. The Army Reserve provides support to the Regular Army at home and overseas, and throughout its history almost every major operation has seen reservists operate alongside their Regular counterparts.

Army Reserve Soldiers come from all walks of life and work part-time as soldiers for the British Army alongside full-time Regular soldiers.

The Army Reserve has two clearly defined roles:

  • Providing highly trained soldiers who can work alongside the Regulars on missions in the UK and overseas.
  • Giving people who have specialist skills, like medics and engineers, a range of exciting opportunities to use them in new ways.

Why join the Army Reserve?

  • Travel - opportunity to train in places like Kenya or California
  • Skills - earn military and civilian qualifications
  • Pay - get paid for all of the training and Reserve duties you complete
  • Benefits - financial incentives and the opportunity to earn a tax free bonus every year
  • Fitness - be trained by the best and become "Army Fit" in no time

Please visit our website for more information, find your nearest unit and details about joining.

Our local centres are at:

HMS Colliope
Shore Road

Tel:0191 477 2536


67 Borough Road

Tel: 01642 243 413


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Referral and availability notes

You must be between the ages of 17 and 42 years to join. If you have previously been a regular soldier, you must be under the age of 35. You must be 100% fit to join.

Age range
17-42 years

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