External Scrutiny Team publishes 2020 report

EST 2020 front page visual

The UK Reserve Forces External Scrutiny Team (EST) was established in 2013 by the Council of RFCAs to report on both the condition of the Reserve Forces and on the delivery of the FR20 programme, now RF30.  

The report essentially conveys that there is much more the Reserve and the citizen servicemen and women can contribute; not only providing mass and specialist skills to meet defined military capabilities, but also bringing to bear their expertise obtained in their civilian employment. 

This year’s report is fundamentally positive with the Reserve being widely used and all three Services developing their own Whole Force approach in a proactive and positive manner.

The report also includes the written responses by the Secretary of State for Defence, the right Honourable Ben Wallace MP to the recommendatiosn put forward by the EST in the 2019 report.

Read the full report.



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