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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: Are we heading for World War 3? Gary Cooper, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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    2. House of Commons

      Holding the Government to account on defence issues
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      Latest: Ex Rupert MP get Restriction of Privilages Archibald, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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    3. MoD News

      The Ministry of Defence News Feed published for your enjoyment!
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      Latest: News story: Defence in Scotland MoD_RSS, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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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: "Mission Accomplished" my Arrse..... uncle_vanya, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria Fuchs66, Apr 15, 2014 at 8:38 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Economic crisis bobthebuilder, Apr 14, 2014 at 3:15 AM
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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: Hitler annuitises just before the budget. civpol, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: 10 % off ALL course bookings PROSEC, Apr 3, 2014
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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: Oscar Pistorious arrested over shooting Bouillabaisse, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:36 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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      Latest: Women you fancy that you shouldnt yendor1958, Apr 16, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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      Latest: 80's Cartoons which is your favourite? Anonymous Yank, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Uniform Needed To Borrow Daxx, Apr 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: Sneering at fat people. CQMS, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:38 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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      Latest: The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements 721CXT, Apr 16, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Walting sloppo Lindermyer, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:55 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: Word association 2013 tuffy52, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: New Phone discodan, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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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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      Latest: Yorkshire Air Museum JT0475, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Search for an Un-Ally Star. Drivers_lag, Apr 11, 2014 at 7:55 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: NO2's bing191, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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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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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: Tax Rebate For Laundry of your uniform staz1000, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Military Prisons Zarathustra, Apr 4, 2014
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    4. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Promotion Board ashford_old_school, Mar 13, 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: Advise on war pension appeal EScotia, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: can anyone identify please stoats_tail, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: Dead End. spaz, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:44 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: army net help lacrabat, Mar 27, 2014
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    3. Juniors

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      Latest: Transfer to RM, is it possible? X59, Apr 6, 2014
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      Latest: SFA March Out Daxx, Apr 1, 2014
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Rmas Reading List Ethel_the_Aardvark, Apr 13, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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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 paul mcc, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:18 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Medical appeals jimmyb101, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:21 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: Routes of entry as medical officer Comms95, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: TA in London, Slightly Older Recruit Rikki_Tikki_Tavi, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:54 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 tom_dkg, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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    3. The Other Half

      Boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, husbands, etc. Don't forget that there is also Rear Party
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      Latest: Twickenham Quarters, schooling etc Forastero, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      Latest: London based TV/CD for fun Ishtar, Mar 18, 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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      Latest: OIL RIGS thegimp, Apr 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Master Crims in Action! samain11, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: CTTS or Cnet Pebbles015, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:56 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: Bee Keeping cernunnos, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:49 AM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Military Modelling JoeCivvie, Apr 16, 2014 at 2:45 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: Worst military mistakes in movies Tedsson, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:47 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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    5. Book Reviews

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    6. Poetry Corner

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    7. Travel

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    8. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: New Truck for Walmart. vinniethemanxcat, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:01 PM
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    9. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Rise of the Woodpikey. Fang_Farrier, Apr 7, 2014
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    10. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: London based portrait photographer needed guzzijon, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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    11. Competitions

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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Grand Theft Auto V Ritch, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: iphone 4s guru wanted Taff49, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: DUFF D.A.B RADIO. CrabfatBILL, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Las Vegas, Bryce, Grand Canyon advice. chrisg46, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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    3. Australia

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    4. Canada

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    5. Southern Africa

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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: RTE Documentary. MuddyOldEngineer, Feb 18, 2014
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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: Army v Navy Rugby 3rd May pkf72, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:53 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Remington 700 recall EX_STAB, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: How to decrease 1.5 Mile time CTU-UK, Apr 16, 2014 at 6:07 AM
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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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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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    4. Campaigns

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      Latest: Defence estates, dhe & hic - a personal war plant_life, Apr 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM
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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: Give The Falklands Back Oddbod, Apr 12, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: 40 FD Regt, OP Granby photo Donstu71, Dec 17, 2013
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    3. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: Bosnia The End? PapaGolf, Apr 12, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    4. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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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: BRNC seaweed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled Roadster280, Apr 14, 2014 at 2:20 AM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: itc catterick intake 2014 James2014, Apr 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: The Future of British Armour ObnoxiousJockGit, Apr 12, 2014 at 7:27 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? pongo6863, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:22 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: RAMC Colours dw192065, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:44 AM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Spinning dits bing191, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: Dropshorts atttacking Devizes? Albertous, Apr 14, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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    10. REME

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      Latest: Staffy Assignment Board shut_cint, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:47 PM
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    11. RLC

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      Latest: army catering manual (macs manual) Joker62, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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    12. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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      Latest: RMP, what happens next? jimmy90, Apr 13, 2014 at 8:32 PM
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    13. Int Corps

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      Latest: Latest Soldier Magazine Glad_its_all_over, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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    14. 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: Signals SCLM ancient, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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    15. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      Latest: Who is the ACF for? tom_dkg, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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