Pathfinder International magazine, the leading UK military resettlement publication has officially launched the inaugural Reserves Day Awards for 2022.

The UK Armed Forces Reserves play a pivotal role in the defence of our country and the provision of humanitarian aid around the world and they are celebrated each year with Reserves Day, which lies within Armed Forces Week, culminating in Armed Forces Day.

This year with Pathfinder International magazine – the leading UK military resettlement and community publication – celebrating the fifth year of the media partnership with the National Armed Forces Day Main Event, (taking place in Scarborough for 2022) and following the recent efforts by Reserve Units and personnel in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, working alongside their regular counterparts, the Pathfinder team wanted to mark 2022 with the Reserves Day Awards.

The Reserves Day Awards will also signify the release of the Reserves Forces Review 2030 in which one of the 18 points of recommendation is for re-defining the Reserves Forces relationship with society.

Now the magazine invites serving personnel, reserve units and the general public to send in their nominations for the five categories below. Nominations can include one or more categories and must be for a serving Reservist. The judging panel’s (to be announced) decision will be final and nomination entries must be submitted before Wednesday June 1st 2022 at midday.

The five categories are: Reservist of the Year (Royal Navy), Reservist of the Year (British Army), Reservist of the Year (Royal Air Force), Reservist of the Year (Overall) – to be selected from the shortlisted entries for the three forces branch nominations and finally Reserve Unit of the Year.

The criteria for the awards is as follows:

Nominate who you think has gone above and beyond the call of duty in service in their role in the Reserves (or as a unit as a whole) for the period starting April 5 2021 and ending April 5 2022. This can be derived in a number of forms and elements from humanitarian work, core work in the Reserves, charitable work, sporting achievements and more.

Please provide a background story when nominating, reasons why that person or unit should win in your opinion and your contact details. Email Pathfinder editor, Mal Robinson at before Wednesday June 1st 2022 at midday.

A reminder of the five categories:

  • Reservist of the Year (Royal Navy)
  • Reservist of the Year (British Army)
  • Reservist of the Year (Royal Air Force)
  • Reservist of the Year (Overall Winner)
  • Reserve Unit of the Year

Pathfinder editor, Mal Robinson added: “As Pathfinder is the official media partner for this year’s National Armed Forces Day Main Event being held in Scarborough, we wanted to bring something additional to the table and by shining the focus on Reserves Day, which lies within Armed Forces Week, the team and I thought this to be a super idea to shine the spotlight on the Reserves as well as the Armed Forces in general.

Pathfinder is committed to hosting and partnering military events, such as our forthcoming Armed Forces Expo taking place in Oxford on April 21, supporting Armed Forces Day not forgetting the Veterans Awards across the UK, further cementing our support for the military community.”

For more information on the Armed Forces Day Main Event in Scarborough please visit

For more information and free registration on the 6th Armed Forces & Veterans Resettlement Expo please visit

Find out more about the Reserve Forces in our region.


Published 11/05/2022