Auteur : C H Elliott Cbe

Major General

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N° sup657 Octobre 2003 - Les réserves - p. 101-102

United Kingdom Reserve Forces: concept and utility - C H Elliott Cbe

The UK has for many decades relied upon volunteers rather than conscripts to complement its Armed Forces, supplemented by a system of Volunteer Reserves.  The 1998 Strategic Defence Review (SDR) saw the Reserves, hitherto retained largely for a struggle for national survival, change in structure to become an integral part of the UK’s military capability for operations at home and overseas and change from a large but little used Reserve to a more effective one that is frequently used.

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