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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: Another tory MP joins ukip S11Blade, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:18 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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      Latest: Do we REALLY need the MPGS sambo1983, Sep 18, 2014
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: BBC South/ South East- Inside Out special Mike Pier, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria LeoRoverman, Oct 2, 2014 at 3:07 PM
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    7. Economics

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      12,712
      Latest: Commercial shipbuilding - why not in the UK? S0I, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:16 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: Advice Needed Peli23, Oct 1, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: What car for Germany and who from? topstop, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:37 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: Memorable stuff from your formative years DieHard, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:56 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 Grim_Squeaker85, Oct 2, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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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 Alec_Lomas, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Ammo boxes 4(T), Oct 2, 2014 at 10:35 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: Yet Another Teacher at it! Mattb, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:28 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: how bone is your missus. 721CXT, Oct 2, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Walt or not Arte_et_Marte, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:16 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: Conservative Conference 2014 Archibald, Sep 28, 2014 at 7:33 PM
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    5. Jokes

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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Typing replies mush_dad, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Recent increase in spamming on ARRSEpedia Bad CO, Sep 28, 2014 at 7:58 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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      Latest: Search for an *Ally* star fantassin, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Clothing: Usefully covert applications Fang_Farrier, Oct 2, 2014 at 8:16 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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      Latest: Glasgow Flats For Veterans the_boy_syrup, Sep 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: No accommodation for a course. Taita, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Does the MoD ban EDL membership? Lomax, Sep 22, 2014
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    4. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Promotion Board dates? mackie54321, Sep 23, 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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    7. Medals

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      Latest: Joseph Penn DCM FourZeroCharlie, Sep 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: PTLLS,CTLLS DTLLS courses Jambo5, Oct 2, 2014 at 1:17 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

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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: DE Officers Needed? alfred_the_great, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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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: Ban on visible ink to be lifted! PepperSeaDog, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: AOSB briefing 2014 RonBurgandyWhenInRome, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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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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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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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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    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: 2013 Poppy Appeal Ball - Dubai Trooped_Again, Oct 2, 2014 at 2:16 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: Am I missing calls? Confused! Rosie9109, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:52 PM
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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: Best or Worse Interview you ever had ? skid2, Sep 28, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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    3. Jobs Offered

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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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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Footage of ww2/ww1 Lee Enfield fire drills . 4(T), Oct 2, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: What film have you just watched? Cregg Bristle, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:33 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: Currywurst Steven, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? Chodmeister, Oct 2, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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    6. Book Reviews

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      Latest: Review: WEEP FOR AFRICA by Jeremy Hall baboon6, Sep 30, 2014 at 10:09 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: Cheap winter sun holidays mush_dad, Oct 2, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: 4WD....Freelander or other? O2 Oxygen Thief, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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    10. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Need a decent drill? Charm_City, Sep 27, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    11. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: For carrying a camera smartascarrots, Sep 19, 2014
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: Pot Luck - Historical Novels Auld-Yin, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Grand Theft Auto V Ritch, Sep 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Blackberry, how to extract contacts to a PC? eodmatt, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Windows 10 ObnoxiousJockGit, Oct 2, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

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      Latest: Draft Boards & RIFs DavidBOC, Oct 1, 2014 at 3:55 AM
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    3. Australia

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      Latest: Legacy Day Admin burden, Sep 9, 2014
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    4. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Patch for the old and bold. Cutaway, Sep 24, 2014
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    5. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: 2014 All Ireland Hurling Final (Replay) Mr_Fingerz, Sep 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM
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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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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Enfield Chargers ugly, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Confessions of a p*ss artist AULD_SWEAT, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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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: Charities Act - SORP - Mess Funds Timble, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:38 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..What images Stick in your mind? Cregg Bristle, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:23 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 fleetwoodx, Sep 23, 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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      Latest: "Falling Plates" - Which Regiment(s)? Daibando, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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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: Boarding parties the_boy_syrup, Sep 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Bugle Calls Brotherton Lad, Sep 23, 2014
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: The Future of British Armour ObnoxiousJockGit, Sep 27, 2014 at 7:42 AM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      Latest: Gazelle? Harry Clampers, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:12 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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      Latest: Dead officers shop Lichfield. psychobabble, Sep 30, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Military Plant Rooms Woodo, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    9. Gunners

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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: Royal Signals rumours/myths old_bloke, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM
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    11. REME

      Discussions:
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      37,044
      Latest: REME Hotel to close. Eric England, Oct 2, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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    12. RLC

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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: MPGS locations total_arrse, Oct 2, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,638
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      53,130
      Latest: MS boarding I am right, Oct 2, 2014 at 2:58 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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      Latest: 16 Day Camp - How was it for you? plant_life, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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