Rachel said:

“On Reserves Day I want to celebrate and thank the men and women of our Armed Services who serve in the Reserves. They have an incredibly challenging task because they balance their civilian and military lives, often playing their part and taking on great sacrifices travelling around the world and being away from their families.

“I’ve seen this first-hand because I’ve been proud to have employed people who have served in the Reserves, both in my previous business life and as an MP.

“I’ve also seen for myself the amazing work that goes on in the 37th Signal Regiment in Redditch. Not only are they forming a critical part of our Armed Services, but they’re also a massively valued part of our local community. Thank you for all that you do and for keeping us safe.”