Army Reserve


01   What is the Army Reserve?

For all you need to know about the Army Reserve, please visit

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02   How does the Army Families Federation (AFF) help Army Reservists?

AFF is the independent voice of all Army personnel and their families, both Regular and Reserve. We work to improve the quality of life for the Army family, wherever you are in the world, and whatever the terms of your engagement.

We collect evidence about issues that are of concern and highlight problems to the chain of command or service providers, and work with them and other agencies to improve the support they provide to Service personnel and their families.

For more information about how AFF can help, please see About AFF – What is AFF

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03   Non-UK Reservists in UK Armed Forces

Since July 2013 all Reservists must have ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) status to enlist and so will be eligible to access most of the facilities and benefits that Regular personnel can access. However, family members may not be eligible for all benefits if their visa status does not allow them recourse to public funds. There may also be some Reservists who enlisted prior to 2013 who don’t have ILR and who therefore may also have no recourse to public funds. Please contact the AFF F&C team at if you have any questions on this issue.

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04   Army&You magazine

Army&You is AFF’s free quarterly magazine – it is available free of charge to all Army personnel, Regular and Reserve.

It is delivered automatically to all Service Families Accommodation addresses.

If you live in your own home, you can subscribe to receive your free copy four times a year.

You can also read it online on the A&Y website, where you can also find the latest news and enter competitions. You can also follow us on social media – @ArmyandYou on Instagram and Twitter, or via Facebook.

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05   Army Families Deployment Support Guide

The Army has produced a Families Deployment Support Guide for Regulars and Reserves.

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