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Roles of the Army Reserve


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The Reserve Defence Force roles are those assigned to the Defence Forces:

  • Defence against armed aggression
  • Aid to the Civil Power
  • Participation in Peace Support Operations
  • Fishery Protection
  • Other duties which may be assigned by Government.

Tasks are assigned to the RDF to support the PDF in fulfilling these roles. These include:

  • Augmentation/reinforcement of the PDF
  • Provision of logistic support
  • Provision of armed escorts
  • Augmentation of Naval Service on fishery protection patrols
  • Staffing of Military Posts during periods of PDF deployment
  • Radiological Monitoring
  • Ceremonial Duties at national and local events.