City MP ditches suit for his army gear to celebrate Reserves Day

Mark Lancaster MP is his  Ministry of Defence office
Mark Lancaster MP is his Ministry of Defence office

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster MP wore his military uniform to work to champion British troops on Reserves Day.

As part of Armed Forces Week, Reserves Day is when reservists are encouraged to wear their uniform to work to help promote, celebrate and support the role of Reservists in today’s society.

Mark Lancaster who was appointed as the Minister for Defence Personnel after the general election still serves as a Lt Colonel in the Royal Engineers having previously seen active service in Kosovo, Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Mr Lancaster said: “I’m delighted to be able to champion the role of our Reserves and I’m sure many people will have been surprised to have seen colleagues turn up to work in uniform today.

“Reserves play an integral role in our Armed Forces and it is absolutely right that we should be celebrate their achievements.

“I’m also particularly grateful to all those employers who recognise the skills that serving as a Reserve can bring to their business and have signed the corporate covenant supporting not only our reserves but our regular serving personnel and veterans.”