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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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    2. House of Commons

      Holding the Government to account on defence issues
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      Latest: MPs discuss Gurkha Pensions, 11 September PM Tawahi-50, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:46 AM
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    3. MoD News

      The Ministry of Defence News Feed published for your enjoyment!
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      Latest: Navy Shortage Keeps RFAs in Port S0I, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review 2010

      All matters relating to the 2010 SDSR
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      Latest: Are Staff Rides worth it. jim30, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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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: Syria alib, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Oil! Why Isn't It In the English Channel! bergen, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:30 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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    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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    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 LeoRoverman, Sep 15, 2014 at 4:34 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: Your military spiritual home? PaulinBont, Sep 15, 2014 at 4:27 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 instinct, Sep 13, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Wanted field pack air support bergen brasso86, Sep 13, 2014 at 10:41 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: Nicola Sturgeon kilo42, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:20 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: how bone is your missus. NSP, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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      Latest: scared of outdoor life Fintry, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: Hitler was Airborne Drivers_lag, Sep 16, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Rules of Engagement FORMER_FYRDMAN, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM
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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: Low Budget (<$20m) Multi Mission Aircraft jim30, Sep 16, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Any ideas what this 'round' is? stoatman, Sep 16, 2014 at 6:26 AM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Brass Clips for Sword belt madpad_01, Sep 13, 2014 at 7:42 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: advice shiny_arrse, Sep 8, 2014
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Military trial 'obstructionism' dingerr, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    4. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Sjar EScotia, Aug 12, 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: AFPS 05 - Early Departure Payment Scheme Corrijm1973, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: Medal Ribbon FourZeroCharlie, Sep 15, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: info on 23 SAS reserves? Ancient_Mariner, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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    2. ArmyNet Announcements

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

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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: DE Officers Needed? Black Sheep, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: P-Company and All Arms Commando Course Gungythree, Sep 16, 2014 at 6:20 AM
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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 damented91, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Recruiting Areas - RA That's_Interesting, Sep 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    3. Army Professionally Qualified Recruitment

      Board for those coming to the military with specific skills, such as Doctors, Nurses, etc
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Thinking about army reserve?? Anyone help? Drivers_lag, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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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: Bfpo postage Germany please help!!!! Crash, Sep 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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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: MEET UP GROUPS GNR40, Sep 5, 2014
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      Latest: New to this ooooh_matron, Sep 5, 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: MCIOB Professional Review query/advice wanted. Locky180, Sep 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Accident Investigation FedUp1, Sep 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: Chainsaw - They are Dangerous! Flatt Stanley, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:23 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. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Most Decisive Battles of History Stooriefit, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    2. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: "Well there's a U Boat just underneath them." AlienFTM, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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    3. 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.......... haggler, Sep 15, 2014 at 8:21 PM
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    4. The Book Club

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      Latest: Review – Catastrophe by Max Hastings Jim_Research, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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    5. Book Reviews

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    6. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: War Poetry.... C.J Lucas, Sep 4, 2014
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    7. Travel

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      Latest: The Northern Lights wheel, Sep 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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    8. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Audi A4 a good deal? guzzijon, Sep 13, 2014 at 11:41 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. droopy-moostache, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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    10. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Camera Lenses lancsman, Sep 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM
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    11. Competitions

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      Latest: Cameos of War by Brian Guy (Swordman) slick, Sep 15, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Casual Game Chat Thread. Ritch, Sep 16, 2014 at 6:37 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Phones4U in administration beemer007, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: RAM Memory? maguire, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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      Latest: Sarah Palin and the Witchfinder-General uncle_vanya, Sep 13, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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    2. US

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      Latest: Dam Good TV programme about GW Bush whiffler, Sep 11, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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    3. Australia

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

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      Latest: Beat that, you pikeys! Tool, Jul 17, 2014
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    5. 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: Virgin London Marathon 2015 Goatman, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Webley MK VI in Co2 Coming Soon Beerhunter, Sep 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Depression and Other Mental Health Issues ViroBono, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:10 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: Poppies at the Tower. Volunteers Needed Pigshyt_Freeman, Sep 13, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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      Latest: Want some string? Queensman, Aug 27, 2014
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    4. Campaigns

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  10. Recent Operations

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

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      Latest: Falklands 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. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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      Latest: RAC in Telic Harty96, Apr 24, 2014
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    4. Northern Ireland (Op BANNER)

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      Latest: The Late Gladys Blackburne MBE whiffler, Sep 10, 2014 at 5:46 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: USCG to the rescue of the RN! alfred_the_great, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled rampant, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Bizarre F&M Drills FORMER_FYRDMAN, Sep 7, 2014
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: QDG or Light Dragoons droopy-moostache, Sep 14, 2014 at 8:38 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? LARD, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:14 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: Lichfield Phase 2 - CMT Taining non-applicable, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Pre/JNCO Cadre SOCALSapper, Sep 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM
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    9. Gunners

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Firepower Museum whiffler, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: Freedom of Richmond 11th Sept 2014 Chodmeister, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:52 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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      Latest: AGC(SPS) Corps RSM Name? Spanish_Dave, Sep 15, 2014 at 4:07 PM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
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      Latest: two questions ashford_old_school, Sep 16, 2014 at 6:49 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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      157,967
      Latest: New trade. Didnt-do-it, Sep 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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