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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: NI Has "Image Problem" Punch, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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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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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Afghan fighting - the latest reports. CH512O, Jul 10, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria alib, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    7. Economics

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      12,505
      Latest: Economic crisis alib, Jul 6, 2014
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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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      2,214
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      31,618
      Latest: Zinc-type water softeners? BONNACON, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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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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      Latest: Tony Blair Watch. Mugatu, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:58 AM
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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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    3. The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

      Will this cure the DII problem?
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      33,434
      Latest: women you don`t fancy but should jinxy, Jun 29, 2014
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: wanted: airborne webbing OMD90, Jul 2, 2014
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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: Israeli training for urban combat. Stonker, Jul 13, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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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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      15,759
      Latest: Viz like top tips. Pitswamper, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Will I walt??? Nobby Sapper, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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      256,468
      Latest: The Fukarwe Award! aardvaark the carpeted, Jul 11, 2014 at 9:35 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: Old Boy Network AULD_SWEAT, Jul 12, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers FourZeroCharlie, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      1,162
      Latest: Arrse app jarrod248, Jun 24, 2014
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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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      Latest: the old Sarrycan, does anyone know why... rickshaw-major, Jul 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Does anyone remember these? bumhole, Jul 13, 2014 at 1:04 AM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Haix issue - brown 660, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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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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      152
      Latest: CTP - who didn't use it? Subsunk, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: TV License - A Way Around it? ooooh_matron, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    3. Military Discipline

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Service Complaints. Alan Partridge, Jul 12, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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    4. Reports & Promotion

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      3,148
      Latest: Downgraded promotion Squarehead, Jul 4, 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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    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: withdrawing pension spaz, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    7. Medals

      Discussions:
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      Latest: ISAF medal jockparamedic, Jul 11, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      50,666
      Latest: Medical deferral. Age question. Tiredoftheshopfloor, Jul 8, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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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

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Compassionate Posting shiny_arrse, Jul 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
      572
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      12,900
      Latest: Long Service Enagement PapaGolf, Jul 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    5. Officers

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Planting Seeds jumpinjarhead, Jul 13, 2014 at 2:10 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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      147,626
      Latest: FITNESS Qs & ADSC 1.5 mile run times Drivers_lag, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    2. Army Professionally Qualified Recruitment

      Board for those coming to the military with specific skills, such as Doctors, Nurses, etc
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      Latest: PQO Fitness standards for AOSB cpunk, Jun 16, 2014
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    3. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Reserve Training Timescales Shandy123, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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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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      48,853
      Latest: Wakefield 2014 Spanish_Dave, Jul 13, 2014 at 5:30 AM
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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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      Latest: A really good day.. the_boy_syrup, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:17 AM
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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: Foreign Wives Drivers_lag, Jul 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      13,630
      Latest: Bromance on the horizon? Nobby Sapper, Jul 5, 2014
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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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      19,630
      Latest: HALO Precious, Jul 10, 2014 at 2:16 PM
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    2. Jobs Offered

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      Latest: Maintenance engineering london I-hate-usernames, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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    3. 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: Dogs see things more slowly Flying Felix, Jul 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Military Modelling NEQcounter, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: SKA Kromeriz, Jul 13, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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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: Black Forest ham and other Lidl bargains. jarrod248, Jul 12, 2014 at 7:34 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: Three days in June (Mount Longdon) jimmyoc, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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    6. Book Reviews

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      Latest: Tyson:Undisputed truth Porridge Guns Mum, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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    7. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: Chilcot Poetry Corner devexwarrior, May 30, 2014
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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Pets and Vets, a map BONNACON, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: VW Transporter Owners Ravers, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM
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    10. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Removing WD40 Roadster280, Jul 3, 2014
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    11. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Camera Lenses RigPig, Jul 12, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    12. Competitions

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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Casual Game Chat Thread. Ritch, Jul 8, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 ??? 4(T), Jul 11, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      31,557
      Latest: Trying to Trace Ex Force in Belize? jockmarr, Jul 10, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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    2. US

      Discussions:
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      Latest: My return and a motivational video Stonker, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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    3. Australia

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    4. Canada

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      Latest: Canada Day 2014 terminal, Jul 2, 2014
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Another suicide on its way...? Mugatu, May 10, 2014
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: RTE Documentary. Sphongle, Jul 11, 2014 at 8:17 PM
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    7. 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: Brazil 2014 TalaveraTom, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:25 AM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      1,704
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      Latest: Rifles Hot or Not - Show us yer kit! Alsacien, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Juicing Gout Man, Jul 12, 2014 at 11:56 PM
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    1. Christmas Auctions

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      Latest: GPMG Desk tidy Porridge_gun, Dec 20, 2013
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    2. Charities and Welfare

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      Latest: legal advice Drivers_lag, Jul 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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      Latest: body-building-tips-for-men-at-home baliraja, Jul 11, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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    4. Campaigns

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      1,411
      Latest: Defence estates, dhe & hic - a personal war exbleep, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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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 Oldpara2, Jul 3, 2014
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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: British Mercenaries - Croatia Nimbus, Jul 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM
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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: CVF and Carrier Strike thread Kromeriz, Jul 13, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: Scrap Red Arrows Maple, Jul 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    3. Infantry

      Discussions:
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      59,390
      Latest: Book "Cameos of War" swordman, Jul 8, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Fire Order quandry Kromeriz, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      Latest: Hit the deck incoming!!! baldbof, Jul 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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    7. Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC

      Subforum: Recruiting
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      2,347
      Messages:
      41,016
      Latest: Combat Medical Technician TST Sphongle, Jul 11, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    9. Gunners

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      21,787
      Latest: HAC - TA Airborne Gunners ? Duckington Smythe, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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    10. Royal Signals

      Discussions:
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      61,115
      Latest: Royal Signal Posting MiracleBill, Jul 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM
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    11. REME

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      36,888
      Latest: Vehicle Mechanic Or Armoured Engineer? BoabyFiend, Jul 11, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    12. RLC

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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: PTI vs PT Core dingerr, Jul 12, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,626
      Messages:
      52,587
      Latest: Old Photos of Ashford fltpilot, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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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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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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