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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: Chronicles of war in Ukraine KGB_resident, Jan 27, 2015 at 5:35 AM
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    2. House of Commons

      Holding the Government to account on defence issues
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      Latest: MPs debate Trident renewal, Tuesday 20 January 2015 DOT, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:02 AM
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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: Gay General to come out Chef, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:05 PM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Yemen alib, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:55 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Economic crisis bobthebuilder, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:45 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: War disablement question. Archibald, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:47 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: If you are overweight, you may need Helm, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:32 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: Cumberbatch Misses the Memo Schaden, Jan 27, 2015 at 5:33 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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      Latest: Memorable stuff from your formative years yendor1958, Jan 24, 2015 at 6:59 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: Army Urban Myths... Grim_Squeaker85, Jan 21, 2015 at 8:33 PM
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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 dingerr, Jan 24, 2015 at 7:27 PM
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Follow the exercises carefully exercise show password, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:34 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: Cigarettes and Alcohol hellsbrink, Jan 27, 2015 at 5:34 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 Mr_Fingerz, Jan 26, 2015 at 11:37 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Walting homeless guy Wired Bandit, Jan 26, 2015 at 11:30 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: A PLEA FOR SELF-DEFENSE IN GREAT BRITAIN Lipo, Jan 27, 2015 at 4:11 AM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: Computer messages Steven, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:23 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Strange characters appear when logging in. westendboy, Jan 27, 2015 at 4:10 AM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Drill instructor course Timble, Dec 23, 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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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Making a sleeping bag from a parachute MostlyBollocks, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:12 AM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Adjusting Clothing ordinaryforces, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:31 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: How long can I stay in SFA after ROD? tommikka, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:24 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Non Recognition rooster_teeth, Jan 24, 2015 at 3:53 AM
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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Bad reporting rememechanic, Dec 5, 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: Invaliding pension Nato Standard123, Jan 26, 2015 at 9:40 PM
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    6. Medals

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      Latest: Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 Mahogany_Bomber, Jan 27, 2015 at 3:44 AM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: RLC JNCO CLM COURSE (for corporal) kaz12, Jan 24, 2015 at 6:53 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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      Latest: Account Problems The_Snail, Jan 15, 2015
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    3. Juniors

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      Latest: Phase 1 - what to expect? simbo, Jan 24, 2015 at 5:29 AM
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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: Discharge for Asthma? Malia98653, Nov 25, 2014
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Is the job/lifestyle really that bad? Doris_2013, Jan 25, 2015 at 4:59 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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      Latest: Director of Military Operations (DMO) Bubbles_Barker, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:04 PM
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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 sticky - 2015 suffolkboy, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:27 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Main Board Lecturette james_prowse, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:09 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: Doctor as an OR Effendi, Jan 18, 2015
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler.... 31alpha, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:36 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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      Latest: Fulwood Barracks blackmetallic, Dec 17, 2014
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      Latest: Dating sites / personals Ruckerwocman, Jan 20, 2015
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  7. Civi Street: Jobs, Education and Resettlement

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

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      Latest: Officer Safety Trainer bfrs, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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    3. Jobs Offered

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      Latest: Estimating Manager – Type 45 Programme STILTS, Jan 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM
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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: Civvystreet online careers fair Dusty362, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:45 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: I ******* Love Science discussion thread. eodmatt, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:25 AM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: PLUTO Mr_Fingerz, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:06 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: American Sniper Schaden, Jan 27, 2015 at 5:35 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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      Latest: Tonight I cooked.......... DieHard, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? tiger stacker, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:48 PM
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    6. Book Reviews

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    7. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: War Poetry.... Gray -Grunt, Jan 25, 2015 at 12:10 PM
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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Scottish Islands philc, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:28 PM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Neuro linguistic programming and car sales. SpudGunny, Jan 27, 2015 at 3:41 AM
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    10. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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    11. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Some alternative birds and widlife bielefeldbratty, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: Book Competition: Pot Luck January 2015 Tedsson, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:03 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Alien Isolation SnagySnags, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:30 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
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      Latest: Windows 10 Roadster280, Jan 24, 2015 at 11:50 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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      Latest: The rise of the Chuff again Oyibo, Jan 15, 2015
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    2. US

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    3. Australia

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      Latest: Getitng into Australia Ruckerwocman, Jan 27, 2015 at 5:08 AM
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: RCN in Dry Dock eodmatt, Dec 15, 2014
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Tales of the Tokoloshe Schaden, Jan 8, 2015
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    6. New Zealand

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      Latest: Transfer to NZ Army devilsharris, Jan 8, 2015
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  9. Sports and Outdoors

    Discussion about different sports and outdoor activities including adventurous training. Also includes target and sport shooting, hunting adn fishing.
    1. Sports, Adventure Training and Events

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      Latest: Ched Evans dingerr, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:24 AM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Nikon Monarch III 8-32x50ED ,any cop? Esteban, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:31 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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    1. Christmas Auctions

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      Latest: Deactivated SLR (L1A1) robert OBrien, Aug 10, 2014
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    2. Charities and Welfare

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      Latest: Charity gig 2015 DieHard, Jan 25, 2015 at 3:11 PM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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    4. Campaigns

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      Latest: Man Down Retd_crab, Dec 30, 2014
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  10. Recent Operations

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

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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: Andy McNab Bacongrills, Jan 11, 2015
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    3. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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      Latest: New trial westendboy, Jan 23, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    4. Northern Ireland (Op BANNER)

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      Latest: UDA / WG joint patrol?? Nato Standard123, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:26 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: Need for an MMA One_of_the_strange, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:52 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled ECMO1, Jan 25, 2015 at 5:02 PM
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    3. Infantry

      Discussions:
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      Latest: exercises at weekends Glasgow_Jock, Jan 22, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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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, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:40 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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      Latest: SAS Padre Cutaway, Jan 27, 2015 at 3:54 AM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Things you Proffed, no names Dougal, Jan 27, 2015 at 4:07 AM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: Firepower Museum Victorian_Major, Jan 16, 2015
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    10. Royal Signals

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Entrance exam MiracleBill, Jan 26, 2015 at 9:01 PM
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    11. REME

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Joining REME as a VM Gparsfan, Jan 20, 2015
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    12. RLC

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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: ACCA vs CIPFA vs CIMA redfibee, Jan 24, 2015 at 6:26 PM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,654
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      53,841
      Latest: Protective security top-tips filthyphil, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:54 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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      159,980
      Latest: Pay Levels STILTS, Jan 26, 2015 at 11:48 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      1,431
      Messages:
      39,540
      Latest: Army Cadet Training Manual JustThatGuy, Jan 26, 2015 at 11:21 PM
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