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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: UKIP - Fairly Serious Discussion Gary Cooper, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:45 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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      Latest: Thought you know might my question KhushbuJesi, Mar 4, 2015 at 6:29 AM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: "Mission Accomplished" my Arrse..... LeoRoverman, Feb 27, 2015 at 8:02 AM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria alib, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    7. Economics

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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: Sole trader or Ltd Company bobthebuilder, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:32 AM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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  2. News, Gossip & Chat

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

      General Chat Forum
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      Latest: Ebola Watch! Whiskybreath, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:26 PM
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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: Obituary - Major Steven Hambrook GM Wordsmith, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:07 AM
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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: Best Wind Ups BuckFelize, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:00 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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    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: "Things no one will tell fat girls... SO I WILL" lert, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:45 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 DieHard, Feb 27, 2015 at 6:09 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Alien walt of the highest order bielefeldbratty, Feb 28, 2015 at 2:49 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: Para Wings Removed Hoverpot, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: NHS Coverage in a Nutshell AlienFTM, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:07 PM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers FourZeroCharlie, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:25 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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      Latest: What happened to all the Challenger 2s? Hoverpot, Mar 3, 2015 at 4:16 PM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Your thoughts/whinges about MJDI regular_imbiber, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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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. Veterans' Transition Review

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      Latest: CTP - who didn't use it? georgey, Feb 25, 2015
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: AFCS (SPVA) appeal cobra1985, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:45 AM
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Earrings Harryc, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:29 PM
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    4. Reports & Promotion

      Discussions:
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      3,210
      Latest: Bad reporting rememechanic, Dec 5, 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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      Latest: free beer (follow the link) napier, Oct 15, 2014
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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: AFCS advice EScotia, Feb 26, 2015 at 10:51 AM
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: medal repairs? sandy morning, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:51 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

      Discussions:
      3,573
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      Latest: Active Learning for Dry Subjects MiracleBill, Mar 1, 2015 at 1:11 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: Account Problems The_Snail, Jan 15, 2015
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    3. Juniors

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Military Black Tie Black Sheep, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Mr Vice AlienFTM, Mar 1, 2015 at 1:24 PM
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    5. Officers

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Dapper Clothing etc... ViroBono, Feb 4, 2015
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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: Problems appealing. theoriginalphantom, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:31 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: AOSB Briefing Various Questions armyapplicant1, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:40 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: PQO AMS AOSB jockparamedic, Feb 26, 2015 at 10:27 AM
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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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      Latest: Portugal Hoverpot, Mar 3, 2015 at 6:53 PM
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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: Officer, Girlfriends and stuff Come_in_number_3, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:56 PM
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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      Latest: Interrogate and torture me eodmatt, Feb 22, 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: Superman in cartoons but I Haider ali2989, Feb 28, 2015 at 7:25 AM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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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: So what colour is this damn dress anyway? NEQcounter, Mar 3, 2015 at 7:35 PM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Military Modelling 2/51, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: What TV show have you just watched BaronBoy, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:26 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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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? simbo, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:08 PM
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    6. Book Reviews

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    7. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: War Poetry.... Helm, Feb 25, 2015
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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Good Hotels/BB's in Exmoor Harryc, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:47 AM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Extreme Apes [one for the bikers] cent05zr70, Mar 3, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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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: Don't you just wish. grimbo, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:56 PM
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: Book Competition - BLAST RADIUS pkf72, Mar 3, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Elite:Dangerous RZer0, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:36 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Phone Mast Output? rampant, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:51 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Good service from Aria SupremeSpod, Mar 3, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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      Latest: Greek "them" Bacongrills, Jan 30, 2015
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    2. US

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      Latest: Kajaki - The Movie WulfricSpot, Jan 31, 2015
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    3. Australia

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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

      Discussions:
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      Latest: 'n Boer maak 'n plan Lardbeast, Mar 1, 2015 at 6:32 PM
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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: Rugby Union johnboyzzz, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Opening Up Chokes Beerhunter, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:17 PM
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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: You can't even give it away javaguzzisti, Mar 4, 2015 at 11:08 AM
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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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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: Andy McNab Bacongrills, Jan 11, 2015
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    3. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: BBC doc airborneranger., Feb 22, 2015
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    4. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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      Latest: Op Telic Organisation no-body, Feb 25, 2015
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    5. Northern Ireland (Op BANNER)

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      Latest: Londonderry exXIX, Feb 22, 2015
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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 SSK S0I, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:19 AM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled BuckFelize, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:41 AM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Local Regiment or PARAS RHQ_SCOTS, Mar 4, 2015 at 11:07 AM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      41,607
      Latest: Life in the Royal Lancers Juicebox, Mar 3, 2015 at 7:51 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? SUU23, Mar 4, 2015 at 11:45 AM
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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      Latest: RGR Mess Atmosphere John G, Oct 19, 2014
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    7. Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC

      Subforum: Recruiting
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    9. Gunners

      Discussions:
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      22,020
      Latest: ARMY vs NAVY Gunner Tent Tickets beevs, Mar 1, 2015 at 3:07 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Question about finishing Phase 1 and Uniform no-body, Mar 3, 2015 at 9:43 PM
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    11. REME

      Discussions:
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      Latest: 1 SG LAD Posting regular_imbiber, Mar 3, 2015 at 2:20 PM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: Any Ex RAOC looking In... hueycobra, Mar 4, 2015 at 6:03 AM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: RMP, what happens next? Woodfordmill4545, Feb 28, 2015 at 7:13 PM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
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      Latest: RIP Dan Duell Donny, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:22 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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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      39,621
      Latest: -2 at the end of my army number 2/51, Feb 26, 2015 at 7:24 AM
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