Reserve Stories

"The expedition served as a unique opportunity to attain Adventure Training qualifications, foster team cohesion, and cultivate mental resilience in an unforgettable and challenging environment."

"Beginners with little experience of skiing embraced the challenge of attempting a completely new activity, practicing their snowplough turns and demonstrating great commitment on the green slopes, helping each other up when the falls naturally occurred, ready to go again."

"On November 23rd 2023, after several months of intricate planning, alongside a painstaking ‘Test and Adjust’ approach to the logistical issues encountered along the way, 221 Fd Sqn EOD&S was able to embark on a truly enriching three day Battlefield Study of Malta."

"I love working with other services, and often in a multinational environment.  Being a reservist has given me access to top-level sports events e.g. a sailing expedition to Croatia and frequent attendance at the RN Winter Sports Championships where I represented my unit and the RNR."

"My reservist role involves leadership, strategic planning, and dealing with unplanned events. The skills I have gained both at home and overseas allow me to step back, review a situation and make decisions even under pressure."

Anthony McGrath, aged N/A