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Failure in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Britain got almost everything wrong and should admit its failure
Old news perhaps, but vehemently expressed by Rory Stewart MP in the Telegraph on Monday. Read ARRSE users' reactions in one of the busiest threads of the week.

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

New national Anthem1 min ago

I don't know what all the discussion is about the future anthem IS going to be this: You really don't have a choice you know.

Old & Bold

For Fellow Gout Sufferers1 min ago

Diclofenac will cause great problems and should be avoided at all costs or so my GP and others suggest. Isobrufen is now also very suspect, so really the only safe way of proceeding with gout is allopurinol. Am taking that now and have been for many years without any further signs of gout.

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Are we heading for World War 3?1 min ago

Sorry, old British Army nonsense. Only makes sense to those who were there. A bit like footcloths , AK 47s, and boot polish on bread. I think we understand each other otherwise.

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Glasgow - best places to live and educate children2 mins ago

Certainly not. What ever would that do to our diversity quota? Why, then we'd be no better than Shawlands. Or Morningside, God forbid!

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Army 'must consider' female combat roles3 mins ago

A once effective fighting force will be disabled.......? Thank **** 3 Para weren't so over dramatic when I was attached to them on HERRICK...... I think you may be slightly exaggerating. Got to go, the bears are outside my basher.....need to go deal with them or there ll be no meat for the...  »More

Military History and Militaria

Unknown Colours4 mins ago

http://www.britishbattles.com/battle_of_dettingen.htm The following British Regiments hold Dettingen as a battle honour: The Life Guards, the Blues and Royals, the...  »More

MoD News

News story: New facilities for Wildcat pilots8 mins ago

Yeovilton is out. There'll be no room once the place is full of half a dozen Lynx squadrons (all flying two squadron's worth of aircraft). Seriously, once the AAC move in the place will be out of real estate.

Films, Music and All Things Artsy

What film have you just watched?10 mins ago

The Scots Guards that took over from us in Tyrone looked like they were part of Peter Griffen's Fat Man Club and unable to shift their bulk over a quick mortar baseplate check without consuming lard bars each time they went static.

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Face the facts - The Reserves are being a bit too reserved.11 mins ago

The Government have promised the Reserve an extra £1.8bn over 10 years: http://news.sky.com/story/1168669/army-reserve-numbers-drop-in-blow-to-mod Not that...  »More

Current Affairs, News and Analysis

How can the Army develop a learning culture?14 mins ago

SOI said: But we didn't get stuck in and neither until way too late, did we do anything to begin address the IED problem. Could have, would have, but we didn't, the operation...  »More

Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

Land Rover Reveals Transparent Bonnet Concept15 mins ago

Didn't that dogshit '41 Ford in Grease have a see through bonnet? Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Scottish Independence Round 218 mins ago

not sure we could cope with wee ecks nightly tv show in the style of hugo chavez I like the idea of being led by 59 MPs though


Arrse Indian Restaurant guide23 mins ago

Cafe Masala on Kew Rd, Richmond. Blinding chicken Naga, T49Junior polished off a Tikka without blinking, all very good and a decent battle cruiser just down the road Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

Films, Music and All Things Artsy

Worst military mistakes in movies26 mins ago

Pretty sure that when Saving Private Ryan was set, a few days after the invasion, the Das Reich division hadn't even arrived in Normandy yet. I thought that only the 12th and 17th were in the area. Anyone? Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

Syria40 mins ago

Father of the latest death in the conflict strikes me as being rather diffident. Considers his son a Martyr despite having tried to dissuade him from going and I think he said that he two more sons out there. Also I think he said he thought he'd gone to Libya originally.


Review: God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian13 hours ago

The year is 785 and King Gorm has betrayed an oath and slain Jarl Harald and his village, with the exception of his youngest son, Sigurd, who manages to escape the slaughter. Sigurd is hell bent on revenge and is


Review: Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany’s Allies on the Eastern Front Jonathon Trigg.1 day ago

Nazi Germany’s assault on the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, Operation Barbarossa, was the largest invasion in history. Almost 3.5 million men smashed into Stalin’s Red Army, reaching the gates of Leningrad, Moscow and Sevastopol. But not all


Review; Images of War. Waffen-SS On The Eastern Front By Ian Baxter.2 days ago

This book is part of the Images of War series by the author. It contains rare and never before published photographs of the Waffen-SS in combat and at rest on the Eastern Front. Now as per the advert I can


Review: Look Who’s Back, A Merciless Satire by Timur Vermes4 days ago

This mercilessly satirical novel sends up our media-obsessed society in a splendid way, pulling no punches and sparing no-one. It has sold 1.5 million copies in Germany and has been translated into 38 languages. It has already been optioned for


Review: Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law by Aaron Edwards4 days ago

Subtitled ‘Aden and the End of Empire’, this excellent book describes the Arab insurgency and end of British colonial rule in Aden, and its hinterland, the Radfan.  All aspects are covered, predominantly from the British perspective but the focus of


Review: Hearts of Green – John Marsh6 days ago

Review brought over from Rum Ration Well, what could possibly go wrong? I read the book over a couple of evenings, sat in my comfy old armchair, with a good slug of finest brandy. It was a fair old yarn,


Review: The Caravaggio Conspiracy by Alex Connor1 week ago

This book follows on from “The Rembrandt Secret” but is a standalone book in its own right. However, reading the first would put a lot of the characters into perspective. The lead character, Gil, worked as an investigator in the


Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill1 week ago

From Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Frontline .  May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the Sun’s defense editor is about to catch  the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter (and actor) is missing half his kit


Review of The Fallen by John Garfield1 week ago

I thought I would have a quick read of this book, flicking through the photographs, noting the war cemeteries I have visited myself.  However, that was not to be.  I finished up spending hours with maps (and Google Earth) looking


Review: A Very Strange Way To Go To War by Andrew Vine1 week ago

This is the excellently narrated story, now released in paperback, of how the P&O liner Canberra was requisitioned (STUFT) in 1982 and despatched to the Falklands War as a troopship. The book covers in fine detail the commandeering, conversion and


Review: For Exemplary Bravery – The Queen’s Gallantry Medal by Nick Metcalfe MBE QGM1 week ago

Metcalfe has written an exemplary book about a medal awarded for Exemplary Bravery; an award that he himself holds. This must be the definitive record of this medal to date. It covers the situation prior to the initiation of the


Review: The Road to Dunkirk by Charles More2 weeks ago

This is a book about a battle which was overshadowed by Operation Dynamo. It concerns the battle of the Ypres -Comines Canal in 1940. Once the writer gets into his stride, and describes the battle itself, its an exciting and


Review: The Ill-Fated Battalion by Peter Sain Ley Berry2 weeks ago

Sub-titled “The Story of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots at Quintinshill and Gallipoli, 1915” Once again I will declare an interest here as The Royal Scots was my former Regiment (not that one ever fully ‘leaves’ a Regiment!)  I previously


Review: Great War, The Countdown to Global Conflict by Ian Welch2 weeks ago

On 7th. August 1914 the first British troops of the BEF commanded by Field Marshal John French  landed in France. They had been deployed in response to the German invasion of Belgium which violated the treaty of London 1839 and


Review: Chemical Soldiers by Donald Richter2 weeks ago

Donald Richter has written the first new history of the Special Brigade since 1934.The story of the officers and men of this unique and sparsely recorded formation. All of whose members have long since died and whose memory is preserved

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