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  1. The Serious Bit

    The ARRSE Serious Bit is for less light hearted discussion, including current affairs, politics, financial and Parliament and Ministry of Defence level military debate.
    1. Current Affairs, News and Analysis

      Politics, Current Affairs, Geo-Political Analysis. For Daily Mail stories please use The Int Cell!
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      Latest: EU Seeks Extra £1.7bn From UK Economy Chef, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    2. House of Commons

      Holding the Government to account on defence issues
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    3. MoD News

      The Ministry of Defence News Feed published for your enjoyment!
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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review 2010

      All matters relating to the 2010 SDSR
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      18,729
      Latest: Alternative Health Home Remedies loiss taples, Oct 22, 2014 at 5:30 AM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Afghan Culture Draft Dodger, Oct 22, 2014 at 5:16 AM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria alib, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    7. Economics

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      12,729
      Latest: Commercial shipbuilding - why not in the UK? DPM_Sheep, Oct 20, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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    8. Finance, Property, Law

      All things financial including insurance, savings, investments, stocks and shares, etc. Also includes a forum for the pitfalls of property ownership and a massive forum for all things legal.
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      Latest: Problems with Discretionary Trust mcflurry, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: German plug adapters. Cutaway, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:49 PM
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  2. News, Gossip & Chat

    A slightly less serious part of the site for discussing rumours, scandal and the latest tittle-tattle in the news.
    1. The Intelligence Cell

      General Chat Forum
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    2. Old & Bold

      Back by popular demand. Do you still consider forming a square to be a revolutionary new tactic then this is the place for you
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      Latest: Loads of photos of 'that' rifle..... Effendi, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:26 PM
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    3. The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

      Will this cure the DII problem?
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      Latest: Women you fancy that you shouldnt JT0475, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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      Latest: Best and Worst bits of military equipment Subsunk, Oct 18, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Original Pintleberry Survival Knife mullerkin, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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    1. The NAAFI Bar

      Look some of the stuff in here is really quite nasty. If you are easily offended - DO NOT ENTER.
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      Latest: H4H Fraud. Terrible Misunderstanding. basilbrush, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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    2. Now That's What I Call NAAFI Bar

      The funniest, most offensive, most horrible threads ever.
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      Latest: Dwarf stripper gets bride pregnant kiwidoug, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:55 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Royal Walt Arte_et_Marte, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:13 AM
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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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      Latest: Stacker1s cool gang Squeakyboat, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: RACISM? ThatWasAGoat, Oct 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Advertising Free ARRSE spaz, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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  3. QM's - Military Equipment

    The ARRSE QM's section has forums for discussing all manner of military clothing, equipment and rations. Everything is covered from military boots and webbing all the way to massive defence procurement projects such as tanks, planes and ships.
    1. Tanks, planes & ships

      Large defence procurement projects
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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  4. Regimental HQ

    Any subject related to military administration is discussed in here. This includes military allowances. discipline, claims and annual reports. We've also got a dedicated forum for the Armed Forces Pension scheme, sponsored by the Forces Pension Society, and the Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2010. Last but not least is our military medals forum!
    1. Veterans' Transition Review

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      Latest: Free beer napier, Oct 15, 2014
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: Question on housing/how much i pay stacker1, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Help... rights of soldier! Helm, Oct 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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    4. Reports & Promotion

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      3,183
      Latest: Achieving commision AULD_SWEAT, Oct 17, 2014
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    5. Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2010

      Discussion on the redundancy scheme announced in the Strategic Defence and Spending Review (SDSR)
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      Latest: free beer (follow the link) napier, Oct 15, 2014
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    6. Armed Forces Pension Scheme

      Whether you are in AFPS 75, AFPS 2005 or before your military pension is important!
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      Latest: PAP10 medical reasons AFPS75 VS AFPS15 Wolfie2244, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: Medal at last X59, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      3,533
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      Latest: Consolidation courses for instructors Rapey MaGoo, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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    2. ArmyNet Announcements

      News, FAQs and login issues for the Army's official (serving only) community site. Information about Army Net, Paradigm and other official bods.
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    3. Juniors

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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      Latest: DE Officers Needed? Tytus_Barnowl, Oct 8, 2014
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Sandhurst introduction? Guns, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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    6. Staff College and Staff Officers

      Clausewitz, 3 Block War, Contemporary Operating Environment, Just War, etc
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  5. Join the Army - Military Recruitment

    If you interested in find out more about an Army career then this is the area for you. We've got separate forums for joining as an officer or soldier in the regular or Territorial Army. This includes information on what to expect during the British Army Recruit Battery (BARB) test and Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB). There are also discussions on what you need for Phase 1 training and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).
    1. Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment

      Joining up to be a full-time soldier
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      Latest: ITC Catterick Chat and Queries Rwelsh20, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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    3. Army Professionally Qualified Recruitment

      Board for those coming to the military with specific skills, such as Doctors, Nurses, etc
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      Latest: Nurse Lemon BMH Hanover 1954-55 mso, Oct 13, 2014
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Reserve Tank Officer Purple_Emperor, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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  6. Social & Relationships

    Anything to do with ARRSE social events and relationships belongs in here. This includes wives, husbands, partners, girlfriends, boyfriends and significant others.
    1. ARRSE Social, Events & Networking

      Want to get involved in the ARRSE knitting, train spotting or flower arranging clubs? Or maybe just fancy a small sherry with some chums?
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      Latest: ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread Sinner251, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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    2. Living Overseas

      One for all you expats who have retired to sunnier (or not) climes. Try not to tell us how great it is .... too much
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    3. The Other Half

      Boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, husbands, etc. Don't forget that there is also Rear Party
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      Latest: free beer (follow the link) napier, Oct 15, 2014
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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  7. Civi Street: Jobs, Education and Resettlement

    At some point everyone will leave the Army and this is about what happens next! Information/discussion about resettlement and the courses/education available. Also the opportunity to talk about jobs and offer them if you're looking to employ someone.
    1. Jobs (Discussion)

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      Latest: My Boss Fat_Cav, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Staffs Police Officer shot in the eye Fire4effect, Oct 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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  8. Interests & Hobbies

    Got a hobby or extra-curricular interest then our forums should cover it! This includes everything from science to poetry via cookery and military history. Also lots of hat about cars and motorbikes for the petrol heads out there.
    1. The Science Forum

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      Latest: Green Energy in FOBs. Can you help? Mr_C_Hinecap, Oct 18, 2014 at 4:37 AM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Superior British Weaponry in WW2? Gluteus Maximus, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: "Fury" Brad Pitt WW2 film billybongo, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    4. Cookery

      Your favourite cordon bleu recipes: biscuits AB with cheese possessed, egg banjos and rolled oats with chocolate powder. In one easy meal.
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      Latest: Meal Recommendations. The_Snail, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? Gary Cooper, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:14 PM
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    6. Book Reviews

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      Latest: Review:Kruger Kommandos & Kak by Chris Ash MoleBath, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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    7. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: War Poetry.... C.J Lucas, Sep 4, 2014
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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Moscow next May AULD_SWEAT, Oct 19, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Porsche Cayman, or 911 ?? Skunkmiester, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    10. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Varnish and Laquer removal. thecoops, Oct 20, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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    11. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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    12. Competitions

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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Battlefield 4 Tibbins, Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: DII on Mobile AcornSunray, Oct 17, 2014
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Cheap as chips greenbaggyskin, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Couldn't Happen to a "nicer" Guy Grouchy, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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    3. Australia

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      Latest: Australian Tiger ARH Lindermyer, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    4. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Rhodesian Light Infantry Walt baboon6, Oct 12, 2014
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    5. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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    6. New Zealand

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      Latest: Transfer to NZ Army svjazist, Mar 15, 2014
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  9. Sports and Outdoors

    Discussion about different sports and outdoor activities including adventurous training. Also includes target and sport shooting, hunting adn fishing.
    1. Sports, Adventure Training and Events

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      Latest: Walking the Pyrenees, kit advice please. Cutaway, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Rifles Hot or Not - Show us yer kit! stoatman, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Juicing DesktopCommando, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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    1. Christmas Auctions

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      Latest: Deactivated SLR (L1A1) robert OBrien, Aug 10, 2014
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    2. Charities and Welfare

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      Latest: TRBL Needs your Help! TRBL-Chris, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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      Latest: Want some string? Queensman, Aug 27, 2014
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    4. Campaigns

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  10. Recent Operations

    These boards should cover most of the British Army's recent operational deployments including Northern Ireland (Op BANNER), Iraq (Op GRANBY and Op TELIC), Former Yugoslavia (lots!) and of course the Falkland Islands (Op CORPORATE). Afghanistan (Op HERRICK) will be arriving here soon!
    1. Falkland Islands (Op CORPORATE)

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      Latest: Falklands War Myths KIRK9, Oct 18, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: Artillery during Op. Granby Donstu71, Jun 9, 2014
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    3. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: NATO Bosnia Route Map PapaGolf, Oct 8, 2014
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    4. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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      Latest: RAC in Telic Harty96, Apr 24, 2014
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    5. Northern Ireland (Op BANNER)

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  11. Boards by Arm / Service (roughly)

    The British Army isn't really a single organisation but a loosely allied group of warring tribes united by our dislike of the Royal Air Force. Somewhere in this list you should be able to find a board for your cap badge, Regiment or Corps. For the sake of completeness we've also included the Royal Navy/Royal Marines and (spit) Royal Air Force. There is even room for the Territorial Army (TA), University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) and Army/Combined Cadet Force.
    1. Royal Navy

      Ships, boats, planes & booties - don't forget Navy-Net though
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      Latest: Type 26 Grim_Squeaker85, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled oldsoak, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    3. Infantry

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      59,541
      Latest: Forces TV Tonight.Para Platoon Alec_Lomas, Oct 23, 2014 at 6:59 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      83,332
      Latest: Maj Steve Elsey AAC RIP notnpas, Oct 23, 2014 at 8:02 PM
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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      Latest: RGR Mess Atmosphere John G, Oct 19, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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    7. Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC

      Subforum: Recruiting
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Royal Engineers Roll of Honour Xassandra, Oct 23, 2014 at 3:48 PM
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    9. Gunners

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Act of Commemoration - 16 Dec 1979 QuoFas, Oct 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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    11. REME

      Discussions:
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      37,115
      Latest: what intake? Jamie24, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:14 AM
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    12. RLC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Kineton accommodation. Intervene727, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      24,153
      Latest: MPGS locations buggrit, Oct 16, 2014
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,643
      Messages:
      53,299
      Latest: 1 ISR Bde rebel_with_a_cause, Oct 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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    15. Army Reserve

      1. It's one Army, but I'm told that a separate board is wanted.
      2. Regulars, don't bait the TA (sorry Army Reserve) ; we've heard it all before and it's boring.
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      6,863
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      158,465
      Latest: when do reserve officers get attested? Lord_L, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      1,426
      Messages:
      39,104
      Latest: Has Altcar been refurbished? RSDG, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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