Army Rumour Service

  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: Water Wars terminal, Nov 22, 2014 at 2:37 AM
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    2. House of Commons

      Holding the Government to account on defence issues
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    3. MoD News

      The Ministry of Defence News Feed published for your enjoyment!
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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review 2010

      All matters relating to the 2010 SDSR
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Photos of our Injured dingerr, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria alib, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM
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    7. Economics

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      12,754
      Latest: Squaring the circle ottar, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:51 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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      33,024
      Latest: Advice please, for finance biffer lumpy2, Nov 21, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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  2. News, Gossip & Chat

    A slightly less serious part of the site for discussing rumours, scandal and the latest tittle-tattle in the news.
    1. The Intelligence Cell

      General Chat Forum
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      Latest: The Bible S0I, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:59 AM
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    2. Old & Bold

      Back by popular demand. Do you still consider forming a square to be a revolutionary new tactic then this is the place for you
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    3. The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

      Will this cure the DII problem?
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      33,259
      Latest: Women you fancy that you shouldnt Taffwob, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:24 AM
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: FAKE MTP malinkyhoy, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:39 PM
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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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    2. Now That's What I Call NAAFI Bar

      The funniest, most offensive, most horrible threads ever.
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      17,996
      Latest: The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements pongo6863, Nov 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Mike McCrea Badger_Heed, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:30 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: JLR/RAC website Stan_Da_Bout, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: HALAL Meat alib, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: "Reply" button. westendboy, Nov 22, 2014 at 2:25 AM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Can't log into Arrsepedia Mr_Fingerz, Nov 10, 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: Test your AFV identification skills, what's this? engee, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Search for an *Ally* star Schaden, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Flame resistant mulicam clothing Cutaway, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:16 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: Artillery Pay Bands Kp4566, Nov 21, 2014 at 8:26 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Driving Safety System tommikka, Nov 19, 2014 at 9:58 PM
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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      3,203
      Latest: Bad reporting rememechanic, Nov 15, 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: free beer (follow the link) napier, Oct 15, 2014
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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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      Latest: War Pensions - Medical Examination by Atos EScotia, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    6. Medals

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      Latest: Medals Review final report - More Medals! greyfergie, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      3,541
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      51,166
      Latest: Selection glencourse watson2482, Nov 16, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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    2. ArmyNet Announcements

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

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      7,663
      Latest: cyprus accommodation (pwrr) fecto, Nov 15, 2014
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Passing the Port Rodney2q, Nov 8, 2014
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    5. Officers

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Dinner Night music no-body, Nov 13, 2014
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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: Indian Staff College Bowmore_Assassin, Oct 25, 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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      152,438
      Latest: ADSC Sticky (All ADSC chat here) kzoo, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:17 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Any advice appreciated dingerr, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21 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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      Latest: Computer Science within the British Army Gravelbelly, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: ADSC Experience sup rec, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:09 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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    3. The Other Half

      Boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, husbands, etc. Don't forget that there is also Rear Party
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      15,107
      Latest: Poisoned by a commitment phobe!!!!! MrShanklysboots, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:56 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: MUSCLE BUILDING POLIERTY Hexitele, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:36 AM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Police and Respect goochscratcher, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:47 AM
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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: WW2 ROYAL SIGNALS TRADES AlphaKennyThing, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:03 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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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: How do you eat your food? Steven, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:52 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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    6. Poetry Corner

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    7. Travel

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      Latest: Fly drive Montreal? Guns, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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    8. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Military Land Rovers jarrod248, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:33 AM
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    9. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Starting a cheap chainsaw brettarider, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM
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    10. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Random photo's Jonathan Quayle Higgins, Nov 13, 2014
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    11. Competitions

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      Latest: Pot Luck Book Competition - November Fang_Farrier, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Far Cry 4 Dirt_Diver, Nov 22, 2014 at 2:09 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: upgrade or wait? brettarider, Nov 14, 2014
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Interesting Idea - DreemBee ADBO, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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      Latest: French Commando Course fantassin, Nov 11, 2014
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    2. US

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      Latest: Carrier gap FORMER_FYRDMAN, Nov 9, 2014
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    3. Australia

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Legacy Day bumhole, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: do you have white teeth CptDanjou, Nov 12, 2014
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Tales of the Tokoloshe rudi, Nov 18, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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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: Ched Evans dingerr, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Messages:
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      Latest: Whats better than a SLR.. Double barreled SLR! S0I, Nov 22, 2014 at 2:37 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Men and Doctor's RAF889, Nov 21, 2014 at 3:52 AM
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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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    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 War Myths KIRK9, Oct 18, 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: Series 3 Land Rover FFR 21/3 Bosnia rickshaw-major, Nov 18, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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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: pompadours adam225, Nov 21, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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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: Type 26 Frigate bobthebuilder, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled Kromeriz, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    3. Infantry

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Forces TV Tonight.Para Platoon simbo, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:27 AM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Messages:
      40,767
      Latest: qrl not standing up for national anthem TalaveraTom, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:53 AM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      83,539
      Latest: Whats this, any plane spotters in? Grim_Squeaker85, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:08 AM
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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: Posted to 39 Engr Regt Kinloss Imago, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:58 PM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: 18 inch gun shoeburyness p&ee Wordsmith, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: :P ooooh_matron, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:14 AM
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    11. REME

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    12. RLC

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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
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      Latest: 1.5 mile run for AGC age 27 Offendi, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,642
      Messages:
      53,383
      Latest: 1 ISR Bde retread2, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:57 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.
      Discussions:
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      158,932
      Latest: Army reservist numbers fall again Riddickulouse, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:25 AM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
      Discussions:
      1,427
      Messages:
      39,195
      Latest: Applied for Adult Instructor xchangedd, Nov 16, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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