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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: Assisted Dying Flatt Stanley, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:33 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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      Latest: Marchwood port for sale? UORMan, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: The War Widows of Afganistan Precious, Jul 22, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria alib, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Economic crisis alib, Jul 6, 2014
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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: Transferring out of AFPS. Al R, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:56 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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      Latest: The Bible LeoRoverman, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM
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    2. Old & Bold

      Back by popular demand. Do you still consider forming a square to be a revolutionary new tactic then this is the place for you
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      Latest: Not sure I am in the right place.. eodmatt, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:00 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: women you don`t fancy but should jinxy, Jun 29, 2014
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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: Build More Muscle Mass And Strength jamesmcolquitt, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:03 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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    2. Now That's What I Call NAAFI Bar

      The funniest, most offensive, most horrible threads ever.
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      Latest: Viz like top tips. stacker1, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Walt will I guard today , a Marine. beemer007, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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      Latest: top ten film berets sirbhp, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:34 AM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: Amanda! Mothman, Jul 22, 2014 at 4:48 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers Idrach, Jul 23, 2014 at 7:33 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: AH64 colour scheme beardyProf, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Search for an *Ally* star Condottiere, Jul 22, 2014 at 10:08 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: FAD Shoes NSN plant_life, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:01 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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      Latest: Why are you still serving? Roadster280, Jul 15, 2014
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: Should be P8 FNUSNU, Jul 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Service Complaints. Alan Partridge, Jul 12, 2014
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    4. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Downgraded promotion Squarehead, Jul 4, 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: Pension Help EScotia, Jul 22, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: Medal ID needed.... FourZeroCharlie, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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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

      Discussions:
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      Latest: September intake 2014 GROVER_s90, Jul 21, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Long Service Enagement PapaGolf, Jul 12, 2014
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Army Officer Scholarship chocolate123, Jul 19, 2014 at 3:52 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: Interview 3 - RGMD RiflesChattie, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Practice AOSB Planning Exercises Needed branf1993, Jul 22, 2014 at 10:34 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: Paramedic Joining Effendi, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:11 AM
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Testing for anabolic steroids... Flying Felix, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:55 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: Married Quarters Germany tommikka, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:22 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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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      13,630
      Latest: Bromance on the horizon? Nobby Sapper, Jul 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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    2. Jobs Offered

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    3. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: Prince2 course Bowmore_Assassin, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:07 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 dontenn, Jul 17, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Jack, Bone and Threaders. When Ally was Warry. Olrence, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: Royal Marines Commando School Guns, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:35 AM
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    4. Cookery

      Your favourite cordon bleu recipes: biscuits AB with cheese possessed, egg banjos and rolled oats with chocolate powder. In one easy meal.
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      Latest: Most useful cooking accessory ? Joker62, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:08 AM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? BaronBoy, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:48 AM
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    6. Book Reviews

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      Latest: Review: A Broken World by Sebastian Faulks bokkatankie, Jul 22, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    7. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: Chilcot Poetry Corner devexwarrior, May 30, 2014
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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Tipping in the USA. Is it on the increase? exbleep, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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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: Camera Lenses FEASG, Jul 18, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: Book Competition - OSTLAND drain_sniffer, Jul 17, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Multiplayer game sociopaths. Tinman74, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Best ap jarrod248, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: What PVR? Jimmy_Green, Jul 20, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

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      Latest: USS Constitution DavidBOC, Jul 22, 2014 at 8:36 PM
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    3. Australia

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Lateral transfer to ADF 2014/15 DLUX, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: Canada Day 2014 terminal, Jul 2, 2014
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Beat that, you pikeys! Tool, Jul 17, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: Bravery in the bloodline HarryPalmer, Jul 13, 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: wild swimming in The Usk EX_STAB, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:31 AM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Rifles Hot or Not - Show us yer kit! Munter Hunter, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Juicing amazing__lobster, Jul 22, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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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: CG 84 T shirts pimpernel, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:41 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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      Latest: Falklands War Myths Oldpara2, Jul 3, 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. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: Book on Bosnia... rickshaw-major, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:50 PM
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    4. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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

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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: A look inside Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetzov Mattb, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: Royal Marines fail again brokerboy, Jul 22, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Coaching Aide Memoire EX_STAB, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: R Sigs to armoured/light cavalry brave-coward, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      Latest: Hit the deck incoming!!! the_boy_syrup, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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    7. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    8. Gunners

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    9. Royal Signals

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      Latest: Royal Signals rumours/myths timebandit, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    10. REME

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Kept in the dark. lacrabat, Jul 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    11. RLC

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      Latest: ATO Peace Time Role X59, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM
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    12. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Monkeys wearing Civ-Plod stab vests - Why? Poacher, Jul 19, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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    13. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,627
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      52,626
      Latest: MH17 Glad_its_all_over, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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    14. 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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      157,097
      Latest: Famous ex members pimpernel, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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    15. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
      Discussions:
      1,421
      Messages:
      38,919
      Latest: Funding for CCFs barneyrnsm, Jul 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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