Armed forces reservists to be honoured as special open day to be held in Inverness

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An open day is to be held next week in Inverness to recognise the commitment and dedication of those who complement our armed forces by signing up as reservists.

The event is due to take place next Wednesday from 12noon to 4pm at Inverness’ Welfare Centre and has been organised by Poppyscotland.

Reservists make up just shy of one-third of Britain’s armed forces who serve alongside their regular counterparts.

Nina Semple, Poppyscotland’s welfare services manager in Inverness, said: “Their contribution is vital.

“They serve alongside their Regular counterparts, but the challenges they face are often quite different. One day they could be serving on a battlefield and the very next, return to their home life and civilian workplace.

“Poppyscotland understands the unique challenges that Reservists face and we are committed to supporting them both during and after service.”

She added: “Reserves Day was created to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution they make and marks an ideal opportunity to hold this Open Day.

“We are encouraging people to join us in an informal and relaxed setting of the Inverness Welfare Centre to find out about the wide range of advice and support available locally to Reservists and their families.”

The open day will bring together many of the armed forces reservists who will be on hand to provide information on what it is like to serve as a reserve.