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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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    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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      Latest: News story: MOD recognises Islam Awareness Week ScouseD, Mar 28, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)

      All matters relating to the 2010 & 2015 SDSRs
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Our War, Goodbye Afghanistan Dec 9 BBC3 BAOR Soldier, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:16 AM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria BarcelonaAnalPark, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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    7. Economics

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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: VAT on clothing from U.S ? Say what? ViolatorOfVirgins, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: GENERIC VIAGRA T-Advance mohak jonsun, Mar 23, 2015 at 9:39 AM
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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: UK to Reinforce the Falkland Islands br9mp81, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:42 PM
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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: Southampton: Where to go, what to see. Poacher, Mar 27, 2015 at 2:02 AM
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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: Your military spiritual home? Taffwob, Mar 16, 2015
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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 ugly, Mar 25, 2015 at 9:28 AM
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Wanted - Jetboil or MSR antidisestablishment-guy, Mar 23, 2015 at 1:09 AM
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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: Your day in 3 words AULD_SWEAT, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:48 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: The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements smallbrownprivates, Mar 28, 2015 at 3:21 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Why oh why is it always the SAS... :-) Draft Dodger, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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      Latest: How not to throw a grenade Badger_Heed, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: Rugby Fans AlienFTM, Mar 25, 2015 at 3:47 PM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers Gungythree, Mar 28, 2015 at 12:16 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Demob Fever AlienFTM, Mar 25, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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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: CTP - who didn't use it? Tytus_Barnowl, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: AFCS (SPVA) appeal cobra1985, Mar 28, 2015 at 10:56 AM
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Earrings xrayyankee, Mar 23, 2015 at 6:28 PM
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    4. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Bad reporting rememechanic, Dec 5, 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: AVCS Euskaltel, Mar 25, 2015 at 9:58 AM
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: OP TORAL Danny_Dravot, Mar 27, 2015 at 7:36 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: Project Payne IBS Taita, Mar 28, 2015 at 12:12 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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      Latest: Account Problems The_Snail, Jan 15, 2015
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    3. Juniors

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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: RSM of the British Army? In_my_day, Mar 26, 2015 at 2:54 PM
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    5. Officers

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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: FITNESS Qs & ADSC 1.5 mile run times Jamesh94, Mar 28, 2015 at 4:57 PM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Dealing with Capita necky_gonkbag, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:39 AM
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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: PQO AMS AOSB jockparamedic, Feb 26, 2015
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Joining At 49, Anyone Else Cregg Bristle, Mar 28, 2015 at 3:17 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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      Latest: ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread jarrod248, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:13 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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      Latest: Portugal FrankCLam, Mar 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM
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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: Officer, Girlfriends and stuff bumhole, Mar 14, 2015
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      Latest: male penpal wanted. bumhole, Mar 17, 2015
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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: OIL RIGS rockape623, Mar 28, 2015 at 4:45 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Police and Respect The_Snail, Mar 26, 2015 at 6:23 PM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: OPITO OIL & GAS INDUSTRY AWARENESS DAYS Fang_Farrier, Mar 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM
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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: Global warming massively exaggerated! bumhole, Mar 25, 2015 at 10:27 PM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Walter Mittys ooooh_matron, Mar 28, 2015 at 1:26 PM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: What TV show have you just watched Gary Cooper, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:58 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: Microwave cooking & sausages exbleep, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: AFN Clarke - "Contact" - Now on Kindle AlienFTM, Mar 27, 2015 at 2:25 PM
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    6. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: War Poetry.... Helm, Feb 25, 2015
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    7. Travel

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      Latest: Sandals Caribbean Resorts flieslikeabeagle, Mar 27, 2015 at 11:53 AM
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    8. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Mercedes takes out a Jaguar oops Joshua Slocum, Mar 28, 2015 at 2:32 PM
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    9. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Gardening Forum? vinniethemanxcat, Mar 26, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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    10. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: action under floodlights horsencart, Mar 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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    11. Competitions

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      Latest: Win A Set of Body Armour Worth £500 Alec_Lomas, Mar 25, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Grand Theft Auto V Grim_Squeaker85, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:36 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: DII on Mobile BarcelonaAnalPark, Mar 25, 2015 at 3:46 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Windows 10 Nignoy, Mar 25, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

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    3. Australia

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      Latest: Transferring to the Australian Army mturco83, Mar 28, 2015 at 3:57 PM
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: Lateral transfer to RAAF mturco83, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:22 PM
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Anchovette fish paste. Lardbeast, Mar 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM
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    6. New Zealand

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      Latest: Transfer to NZ Army devilsharris, Jan 8, 2015
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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: Army v Navy 2015 The_Seagull, Mar 28, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Shotgun (sect.2) modification and legality Beerhunter, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:11 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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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: Spine March - 10 Day Challenge Rod924, Mar 28, 2015 at 1:54 PM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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    4. Campaigns

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      Latest: "Soldiering On Awards" - Vote now no-body, Mar 24, 2015 at 9:50 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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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: Andy McNab Bacongrills, Jan 11, 2015
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    3. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: Book on Bosnia... armchair_jihad, Mar 22, 2015 at 7:13 AM
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    4. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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      Latest: Op Telic Organisation no-body, Feb 25, 2015
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    5. Northern Ireland (Op BANNER)

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      Latest: Londonderry Eric England, Mar 6, 2015
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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: Need for an MMA S0I, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:25 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M fantassin, Mar 27, 2015 at 1:14 PM
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    3. Infantry

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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Omagh and the RAC resident regiment Starad02, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:34 PM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      Latest: Whats this, any plane spotters in? SUU23, Mar 28, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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      Latest: RGR Mess Atmosphere John G, Oct 19, 2014
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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: Army V Navy Rorke, Mar 18, 2015
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: Army Rugby Mr_Fingerz, Mar 25, 2015 at 7:58 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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    11. REME

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      Latest: Bull****ers Bantam57, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: supply specialist training strima, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:40 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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      Latest: MPGS locations sambo1983, Mar 27, 2015 at 1:47 PM
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    14. Int Corps

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      Latest: Protective security top-tips Whiskybreath, Mar 28, 2015 at 4:12 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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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      Latest: My Experience in The Army Cadet Force stacker1, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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