The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), an independent think tank, published a paper written by Sir Julian Brazier entitled Mass, Mobilisation and Reserve Forces.
Sir Julian Brazier was the Minister for Reserves from 2014–2016, he sits on the boards of the South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, and he served for over ten years in the Army Reserves. In this latest publication, he draws examples from recent and current events around the world where reservists have played key roles in a nation’s Defence capability, and compares with the current British Army plans for the Army Reserves, following the Integrated Review and Future Solider.
The Summary and the full report are both available to read online on the RUSI website. One of the recommendations made by Sir Julian Brazier pertains to Reserves recruiting, which was also highlighted in the RFCA External Scrutiny team’s latest report into the state of the Reserve Forces, and an assessment of capability. The latter was presented to parliament by Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace on 26th May 2022. The Reserves Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) has held a statutory duty to report annually to Parliament on the state, and deliver an assessment of the capabilities of the United Kingdom’s Reserve Forces, since 2014.