The late 1990s and the first decade of the 21st Century have seen the Territorial Army (TA) assume an exceptionally high profile. It has moved from being a force of last resort to becoming 'the reserve of first choice' in support of Regular Army operations.
Some 6,900 Territorial personnel were mobilised for Operation TELIC, the invasion of Iraq, and the TA continues to provide around 1,200 troops each year in support of Regular operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans. These deployments were given extra impetus by a radical restructuring of the Army that commenced in 2004.
Follow the links below to find out more about both TA and employer obligations.