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Regular to Reserve

The Army values the experience of former officers and soldiers. If you’re a former Regular or Reservist and you’re missing Army life then you might be able to re-join, either in your old role or a new one. There's a range of ways to do this depending on your age, rank and experience. Ex-Regulars who decide to join the Reserves can also get a bigger bounty when they meet the minimum annual training commitment. Check out our 'Criteria' guide below to re-joining the Army to find out more.
Regular to Reservist

It's simpler if you join the reserves while your still serving as a regular soldier. Ask your COC what you need to do before you leave the Army.

Ex Regular to Reservist

The process for Ex Regulars who wish to join the reserves is the same as if you were making an initial application. The Army has to ensure that you are suitable for the role and that the role is suitable for you.


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