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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 Crepello, Apr 24, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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    2. House of Commons

      Holding the Government to account on defence issues
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      Latest: House of Commons Forum sirbhp, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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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: "Mission Accomplished" my Arrse..... ACAB, Apr 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria terminal, Apr 23, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Economic crisis bobthebuilder, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:44 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: Financial advisers on Arrse. BiscuitsAB, Apr 22, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: NATO car discount grunt34, Apr 20, 2014 at 9:55 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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    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: Swordman 1941.......1944 Djelli Beybii, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:28 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: Leconfield Patient Zero seanyboy36, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:09 AM
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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      Latest: 80's Cartoons which is your favourite? baboon6, Apr 18, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Wanted.brown altbergs MR_R_SOLE, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:29 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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      Latest: Am I sad? northern-matelot, Apr 24, 2014 at 6:50 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. scoldog, Apr 22, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Urgent advice needed please. Gout Man, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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      Latest: Word association 2013 kiwidoug, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:58 AM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: Anyone feel like a cup of tea? kiwidoug, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Avatar pics cloudbuster, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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  3. QM's - Military Equipment

    The ARRSE QM's section has forums for discussing all manner of military clothing, equipment and rations. Everything is covered from military boots and webbing all the way to massive defence procurement projects such as tanks, planes and ships.
    1. Tanks, planes & ships

      Large defence procurement projects
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      Latest: Are we seeing a new US aircraft? PE4rocks, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Basha Kit Alan Partridge, Apr 24, 2014 at 6:50 AM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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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: RecruitRetain RRP(P) ?? Dollsteeth, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Military Prisons needlewaver, Apr 16, 2014
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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Promotion Board ashford_old_school, Mar 13, 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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    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: Can SPVA get any worse Michaelo, Apr 24, 2014 at 5:07 AM
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    6. Medals

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      Latest: can anyone identify please FourZeroCharlie, Apr 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: PRE ADSC Nath_C, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    2. ArmyNet Announcements

      News, FAQs and login issues for the Army's official (serving only) community site. Information about Army Net, Paradigm and other official bods.
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      Latest: army net help lacrabat, Mar 27, 2014
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    3. Juniors

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      Latest: Promotion criteria for Sgt TamOShanter, Apr 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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    4. Seniors

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

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      Latest: Commissioning Course 132 Prize Winners QRK2, Apr 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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    6. Staff College and Staff Officers

      Clausewitz, 3 Block War, Contemporary Operating Environment, Just War, etc
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  5. Join the Army - Military Recruitment

    If you interested in find out more about an Army career then this is the area for you. We've got separate forums for joining as an officer or soldier in the regular or Territorial Army. This includes information on what to expect during the British Army Recruit Battery (BARB) test and Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB). There are also discussions on what you need for Phase 1 training and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).
    1. Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment

      Joining up to be a full-time soldier
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      Latest: Medical discharge??? Jay_jay, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:19 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 Rosie9109, Apr 19, 2014 at 4:07 PM
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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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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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      Latest: London based TV/CD for fun Ishtar, Mar 18, 2014
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  7. Civi Street: Jobs, Education and Resettlement

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

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      Latest: Any ex forces moved into welding ? andy671, Apr 23, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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    3. Jobs Offered

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      Latest: Site Manager - Warwickshire - £39-42k Sgt Jobsearch, Apr 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: BFRS Career Event - Aldershot, 1st May 2014 bfrs, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:03 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: Bee Keeping cernunnos, Apr 15, 2014
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: An Old Munitions Question?!? Stonker, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:37 PM
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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: Homebrew Thread stoatman, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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    6. Book Reviews

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    7. Poetry Corner

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    8. Travel

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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Slightly different buying experience..... Roadster280, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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    10. DIY

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

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Amazing Video Camera Stabilizer martindowers, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: Book Comp - TO DIE FOR by Phillip Hunter HHH, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Grand Theft Auto V Ritch, Apr 22, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: The Best Mobile Phone Plan without the Phone. ugly, Apr 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Copying Windows7 onto SSD One_of_the_strange, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

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      Latest: Las Vegas, Bryce, Grand Canyon advice. Effendi, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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    3. Australia

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      Latest: ANZAC Day BLU-97, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: Possible new support ships for the RCN? Grumblegrunt, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:06 PM
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    5. Southern Africa

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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: RTE Documentary. MuddyOldEngineer, Feb 18, 2014
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    7. New Zealand

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      Latest: Transfer to NZ Army svjazist, Mar 15, 2014
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  9. Sports and Outdoors

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

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      Latest: Formula 1 - 2014 season bobthebuilder, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:56 AM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Who was looking for a swiss K31? stoatman, Apr 23, 2014 at 6:40 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Toenails are Falling Off... Kromeriz, Apr 23, 2014 at 5:35 AM
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    1. Christmas Auctions

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      Latest: GPMG Desk tidy Porridge_gun, Dec 20, 2013
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    2. Charities and Welfare

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      Latest: Help 4 Homeless Veterans notactualsize, Apr 21, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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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: Give The Falklands Back Oddbod, Apr 12, 2014
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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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

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

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    5. Northern Ireland (Op BANNER)

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      Latest: Londonderry Sloppy Link, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:34 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: New Threats, New Weapons Yeoman_dai, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled fantassin, Apr 23, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Infantry Specialist roles Zarathustra, Apr 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Questions about recce Dragon17, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:19 PM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      Latest: Whats this, any plane spotters in? pongo6863, Apr 21, 2014 at 6:00 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: RAMC Colours Spode, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Best Trade to go for in RE plant_life, Apr 24, 2014 at 6:36 AM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: Pensioner-Army-Major-charged-murder Queensman, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: 14 Signal Regiment (EW) Association Glad_its_all_over, Apr 23, 2014 at 4:21 PM
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    11. REME

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      Latest: Anthony Lombardi Trophy EScotia, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:29 PM
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    12. RLC

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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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      Latest: RMP, what happens next? Queensman, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    14. Int Corps

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      Latest: The Abbotts Club subbsonic, Apr 24, 2014 at 4:29 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: bounty and days. snaga, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:17 AM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      Latest: Another Cadet Nonce Caught Talon, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM
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