Employees swap work-wear for uniform in advance of Armed Forces Day

Reservists who work for us are swapping their normal work attire for military uniform as part of the annual Uniform to Work day.

There are 38,000 Reservists in the UK who have been deployed more than 24,000 times in the past decade on operations around the globe. Many are employed by BAE Systems and work across the manufacturing employer’s various sites around the country, combining civilian careers with military service.

BAE Systems’ participation in the yearly Uniform to Work event, which highlights the crucial contribution Reservists make to the work of the British Armed Forces, is just one of the many ways the Company is supporting Armed Forces Day which takes place this year on Saturday 30 June.

Armed Forces Day was launched in 2009 and is designed to boost public support and appreciation of all those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. It provides an opportunity for the British public to recognise the contribution that the Armed Forces community make and take the opportunity to show publicly that they are valued and respected.

Lt Russell Bailey is one of our reservists who works as a Submarine Project Management graduate whilst still finding the time to train new recruits for the Territorial Army. He said: It’s great to be in the Territorial Army, especially when the teams I have worked with usually have current or ex-serviceman in them. I can take the management skills and techniques I learn through BAE and apply them when training recruits and vice versa,