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30.3.4 Reserve Force - the former Ready Reserve
The former Ready Reserve was an element of the active Army Reserve, where members enlisted under specific conditions of service (including some unique benefits) and initially underwent 12 months continuous full-time service, followed by obligatory part-time service (i.e. at least 50 days per year) for a further 6 years. The Ready Reserve was instituted in January 1992 and ceased on 9 February 1997.
Existing members of the Ready Reserve at that date transferred to the General Army Reserve.
- Incapacity arising from injuries inflicted during the full-time component of Ready Reserves employment is to be paid as if the client was a member of the permanent force (i.e. NWE based on military salary only).
- Incapacity arising from injuries inflicted during the part-time component of Ready Reserves employment are to be compensated as if the client was an ordinary part-time reservist (i.e. the NWE is to contain both civilian and reserves earnings).
Given the relatively short period during which the Ready Reserve was in operation (and thus, the relatively low number of ex-members) it is expected that associated claims for subsequent (delayed) incapacity for injuries received in such service, are likely to remain rare.