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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 Maple, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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    2. House of Commons

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

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

      All matters relating to the 2010 SDSR
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      18,755
      Latest: Do we REALLY need the MPGS crazy_chester, Nov 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: US 'to expand' 2015 Afghanistan combat role Goatman, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria alib, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Squaring the circle Cynical, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:49 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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      33,075
      Latest: Advice please, for finance biffer Al R, Nov 27, 2014 at 4:09 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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    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 ancienturion, Nov 27, 2014 at 9:59 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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      33,279
      Latest: Women you fancy that you shouldnt yendor1958, Nov 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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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: For Sale: Primus Multi fuel stove gorilla, Nov 27, 2014 at 1:48 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: Black Friday Datsun 120Y, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:59 PM
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    2. Now That's What I Call NAAFI Bar

      The funniest, most offensive, most horrible threads ever.
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      Latest: The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements kiwidoug, Nov 27, 2014 at 4:09 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: anti-walt e-petiton Ozgerbobble, Nov 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: British defeats Cable_Ties, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers BugsyIII, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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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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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Search for an Un-Ally Star. Grim_Squeaker85, Nov 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Assault Boots Datsun 120Y, Nov 28, 2014 at 1:47 AM
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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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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Driving Safety System tommikka, Nov 19, 2014
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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Bad reporting bluenosewrx, Nov 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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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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    6. Medals

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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: Selection glencourse watson2482, Nov 16, 2014
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    2. ArmyNet Announcements

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

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      Latest: Uniform in public Praetor, Nov 27, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      13,028
      Latest: Discharge for Asthma? Malia98653, Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    5. Officers

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Officer Careers Advice Thread RifleButts, Nov 28, 2014 at 12:13 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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      Latest: Strategy in 300 words.... Bad CO, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:49 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: security clearance issue your real name, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Any advice appreciated pimpernel, Nov 25, 2014 at 5:11 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: RAMC Officer Mess Dress fltpilot, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Civvy going for 21 sas (r) Pewish, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:34 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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      Latest: ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread Conniesdad, Nov 28, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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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: Best mate's (fairly tidy) Mrs putting it about Mattb, Nov 28, 2014 at 3:25 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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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Close protection training hank, Nov 26, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: Management Courses Draft Dodger, Nov 28, 2014 at 9:43 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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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Red Devils Parachute Team 50th Anniversary Gungythree, Nov 28, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: The wild geese, cap badges Taff49, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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    4. Cookery

      Your favourite cordon bleu recipes: biscuits AB with cheese possessed, egg banjos and rolled oats with chocolate powder. In one easy meal.
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      Latest: Soup Maker Skunkmiester, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? BugsyIII, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    6. Book Reviews

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    7. Poetry Corner

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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Cercle National des Armees Saint-Augustin fantassin, Nov 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Military Land Rovers brettarider, Nov 25, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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    10. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Starting a cheap chainsaw Effendi, Nov 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    11. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Random photo's lostinapc, Nov 28, 2014 at 6:22 AM
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    12. Competitions

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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Far Cry 4 Grim_Squeaker85, Nov 28, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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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

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      Latest: Interesting Idea - DreemBee Paul Kuznecovs, Nov 27, 2014 at 5:57 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

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Carrier gap S0I, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    3. Australia

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      Latest: PC bollix or does Army Chief Have a Point? bobthebuilder, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:05 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
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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: Phil Hughes RIP simbo, Nov 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Grendel an Fallow meet Badger_Heed, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Pain/Swelling after Wisdom Tooth extraction Yokel, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:56 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: Veterans Aid Goatman, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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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. 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: pompadours adam225, Nov 21, 2014
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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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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: Blenheim MkI Airborne Harry Clampers, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Forces TV Tonight.Para Platoon Gungythree, Nov 25, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Gentlemen, start your engines! eodmatt, Nov 28, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      Latest: The Scorpion - A budget jet fighter chrisg46, Nov 25, 2014 at 7:50 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: Op FORTIFY? Someone? Anyone? Goatman, Nov 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: 18 inch gun shoeburyness p&ee Harry Clampers, Nov 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: Contingency Operations and Shell Scrapes Turret_Monster, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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    11. REME

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      Latest: Arte Et Marte two-four-albert, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:24 AM
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    12. RLC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Transfer AAC to 47 AD whitecity, Nov 27, 2014 at 6:25 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: AGC Mess Vest Wanted ZonalAppreciation, Nov 26, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
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      53,444
      Latest: The Abbotts Club Glad_its_all_over, Nov 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    15. Army Reserve

      1. It's one Army, but I'm told that a separate board is wanted.
      2. Regulars, don't bait the TA (sorry Army Reserve) ; we've heard it all before and it's boring.
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      Latest: Army reservist numbers fall again Stonker, Nov 28, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      1,427
      Messages:
      39,200
      Latest: Applied for Adult Instructor xchangedd, Nov 28, 2014 at 12:12 AM
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