The Reserve Forces Review 2030 was commissioned by the then Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, and conducted by a small team led by the former Minister for the Armed Forces, Brigadier The Rt Hon the Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton TD PC. The report followed 10 months of research and engagement and suggested how Defence may build on earlier work achieved under the £1.85bn Future Reserves 2020 programme.
Reserve Forces 2030 (RF30) is capability driven. It is designed to help inform wider work to establish the UK’s future defence and security requirements, taking account of the increasing need to meet emerging risks and threats. It sits alongside the Integrated Review and the Integrated Operating Concept 2025.
The RF30 report made 18 recommendations, in four key areas:
Join this, the first in a series of RF30 webinars, to:
- Re-defining the Reserves’ relationship with society, recognising the need to cooperate and share expertise with, for instance, industry and academia.
- Expanding the role of the Reserves as part of an integrated joint force, helping deliver active’ tasks - such as homeland resilience and defence diplomacy - whilst preserving and enhancing their assured capability to meet ‘contingent’ tasks such as war fighting.
- Ways to unlock the full potential of the Reserve component of the UK’s armed forces, such as simplifying commitment types and better utilising the civilian skills, experience and diversity that Reservists can provide as part of the Whole Force.
- Transforming how the Reserves are supported to deliver their mission, recognising the unique needs of the force and with a strong emphasis on digital enablement.
- Understand the RF30 vision, and the role of the RF30 team in realising that vision by 2030
- Learn about the current RF30 priority workstreams
- Meet, and have the opportunity to pose questions to, the RF30 team
16:30 Welcome from Chief Disruptor
Richard Morgan, Founder, Chief Disruptor Defence
16:35 RF30 update
Brigadier Hugh Robertson, Head RF30