All Party Reserve Forces and Cadets Group
The All-Party Reserve Forces Group was established in June 2006, bringing together some sixty parliamentarians from five political parties, with two declared aims. These are: to promote interest in the UK reserve forces at a time of unprecedented peacetime overstretch; and to introduce some new thinking about them - looking back to the lessons of history, outward at best practice abroad and forward to the opportunities offered by new technology and practices.
Like all all-party Parliamentary groups, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Reserve Forces is open to all Parliamentarians from both Houses, not appointed by resolution of either House like a select committee. It was formed in June 2006. Each report was prepared by the sub-group listed in the report. The views expressed are theirs alone, although many other members of the group contributed to the meetings and deliberations of the group.
Please feel free to read the reports online or to download them to read at your leisure. A debate was held in Westminster Hall on June 12 2007 on the first Report, which can be found here .
This website is sponsored by Julian Radcliffe, Chairman of the Art Loss Register.
Secretariat services are provided by H M Purcell OBE DL Col (Retd), Chief Executive RFCA GL, Greater London RFCA, Fulham House 87 Fulham High Street, London ,SW6 3JS whose website is www.glrfca.org