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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: Scottish Independence Round 2 hellsbrink, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:27 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: Marchwood port for sale? Poacher, Aug 26, 2014 at 3:55 PM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Afghan Culture ehwhat, Aug 30, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria alib, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Economic crisis bobthebuilder, Aug 24, 2014 at 1:04 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: Rental Planning Considerations bobthebuilder, Aug 30, 2014 at 2:21 AM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: New Official MOD discount Directory batus_survivor, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:04 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: RAF SWO acting as a GSM? RUCFOREVER, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:23 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: Golf & Romeo Towers - Google Earth? Harry Clampers, Aug 29, 2014 at 1:30 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: women you don`t fancy but should mortars2cg, Aug 30, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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      Latest: Search for a "Walt" Star!!! Fuchs66, Aug 11, 2014
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    5. Classified Ads

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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: Phrases that are no longer fashionable Stanchion, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:25 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: muvvers bless 'em Harry Clampers, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Lawyer Harry Potter Walt fltpilot, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:22 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: Plane down in Madrid Brevet, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:54 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: Fun Facts..... Peli23, Aug 30, 2014 at 12:19 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers CutLunchCommando, Aug 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      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: Defender out, new Landy in.... CliSwe, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Useful NSNs CC_TA, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Help with Boots mechanicalhorsetrough, Aug 30, 2014 at 3:45 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. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: Involuntary separation? cleo28, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Queens Regulations the_mars_bar_kid, Aug 23, 2014
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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Sjar EScotia, Aug 12, 2014
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    4. Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2010

      Discussion on the redundancy scheme announced in the Strategic Defence and Spending Review (SDSR)
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      Latest: The Army, Redundancy & Employment Law EScotia, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM
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    5. Armed Forces Pension Scheme

      Whether you are in AFPS 75, AFPS 2005 or before your military pension is important!
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    6. Medals

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      Latest: Medals on a plane? FourZeroCharlie, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: Just Passed Selection (Glencorse) The_Duke, Aug 29, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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    2. ArmyNet Announcements

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

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      Latest: leaving after phase 2 the_mars_bar_kid, Aug 30, 2014 at 3:11 PM
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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: DE Officers Needed? BTDT, Aug 10, 2014
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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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      Latest: ARRSE Buzzwords Fang_Farrier, Aug 22, 2014
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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: Logistics Specialist Training Beren, Aug 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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    3. Army Professionally Qualified Recruitment

      Board for those coming to the military with specific skills, such as Doctors, Nurses, etc
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      Latest: Eyesight Requirements Tables from PAP10 Jonathan_Terry, Aug 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: how long to get to selection gp1978parry, Aug 30, 2014 at 2:47 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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    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: Thinking of an Italy Move.... Peli23, Aug 26, 2014 at 9:13 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: Separation Process Horridlittleman, Aug 19, 2014
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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  7. Civi Street: Jobs, Education and Resettlement

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

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      Latest: Some help needed PFGEN, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Second Passport sirbhp, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:17 AM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: BFRS Catterick Careers Event - 4th September 2014 bfrs, Aug 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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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: The religious are idiots... Mattb, Aug 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Military Modelling instinct, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: The Greatest Guitar Riffs 123, Aug 30, 2014 at 3:50 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: crimminal sausages Come_in_number_3, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? HarryBosch, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM
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    6. Book Reviews

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      Latest: couldnt find a thread for this . Drivers_lag, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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    7. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: In Memory of Bob Hampson Hattie, Aug 22, 2014
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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Rental Villa's in Spain jarrod248, Aug 30, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: AA Renewal fltpilot, Aug 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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    10. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Garden weed removal recommendations Joker62, Aug 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM
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    11. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Weekend.. Conniesdad, Aug 30, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: Cameos of War by Brian Guy (Swordman) swordman, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Far Cry 4 Ritch, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Phone Repairs / Parts bcsack, Aug 21, 2014
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Andriod TV stick and XBMC brettarider, Aug 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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      Latest: Joining the peshmerga scaryspice, Aug 8, 2014
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    2. US

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      Latest: US military get cheap Disney tickets in Orlando mac_uk, Aug 25, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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    3. Australia

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      Latest: Transferring to the Australian Army Nige, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    4. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Beat that, you pikeys! Tool, Jul 17, 2014
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    5. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: Irish History Murphy_Slaw, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:21 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: Carp Fishing....New Gear xrayyankee, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Auto-Immune Disease Psypher, Aug 30, 2014 at 6:58 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: Poppy Appeal Fun Run BFG Drivers_lag, Aug 30, 2014 at 2:20 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 at 11:38 AM
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    4. Campaigns

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  10. Recent Operations

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

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      Latest: Falklands War Myths Rambo3, Aug 10, 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: Royal Engineers Bar in Bosnia ERFPO, Aug 22, 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: Warrenpoint 35 Years Ago Today Bosscat, Aug 27, 2014 at 2:14 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: AACC alfred_the_great, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: E-Goat NEQcounter, Aug 26, 2014 at 5:01 AM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Bizarre F&M Drills Taita, Aug 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Can I transfer to the Household Cavelry? Jayjimbo, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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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, Aug 30, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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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: An app to save lives Snakecharmer, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:47 AM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Third World War? dingerr, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: FOO or FAC(RAF) japseyewarrior, Aug 24, 2014 at 2:25 AM
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: Becoming a lance jack straight after training? mad_mick, Aug 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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    11. REME

      Discussions:
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      Latest: What's happening to The Corps? fltpilot, Aug 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: need some advice on 2 job roles Truxx, Aug 29, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: RMP, what happens next? bodie, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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    14. Int Corps

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      Latest: Dublin Castle Bushmills, Aug 29, 2014 at 5:21 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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      Latest: Army reservist numbers fall again Pluvia_Plumbum, Aug 30, 2014 at 6:59 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      1,424
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      38,986
      Latest: Funding for CCFs QRK2, Aug 30, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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