Derby City Council is proud to be supporting Reserves Day.

This is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the important part that Reservists play in supporting the UK’s defence capability.

Reservists have always played – and will continue to play – a key role in our Armed Forces, making a valuable contribution to the nation over and above their day jobs.

Formerly known as ‘Uniform to Work Day’, Reserves Day provides an opportunity for the whole of the UK to celebrate our Reserve Forces and for Reservists to show pride in their service.

• Reservists are deployed in operational theatres worldwide, undertaking different, diverse and, sometimes, dangerous roles.

• The Reservist community is diverse. Reservists come from all parts of the community and all walks of life.

Councillor Ranjit Banwait, Leader of Derby City Council, said:

“Derby City Council is recognising the invaluable work and service of the Reservists. They give much of their spare time to help defend our country and deserve our full support.

“As well as supporting Reserves Day, Derby City Council will be organising a recruitment day for the Armed Forces on Thursday July 6 2017 at the Council House in Derby.”