Army Rumour Service

  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: Inside the Ring: Beijing coup rumors rampant, Aug 2, 2014 at 5:11 AM
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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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      18,775
      Latest: Marchwood port for sale? Goatman, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Serious and positive opinions only Incubus_Imperator, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria terminal, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM
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    7. Economics

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      124
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      12,516
      Latest: Glass-Steagal Act 1933 in US Idrach, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    8. Finance, Property, Law

      All things financial including insurance, savings, investments, stocks and shares, etc. Also includes a forum for the pitfalls of property ownership and a massive forum for all things legal.
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      2,222
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      31,902
      Moderators:
      BiscuitsAB
      Latest: Monkeying about with politicians Riddickulouse, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: Free entry to Drayton manor jarrod248, Jul 27, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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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 end and the beginning: Pitswamper, Aug 2, 2014 at 4:53 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: Things that jog your memory NEQcounter, Aug 2, 2014 at 4:54 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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      33,445
      Latest: Women you fancy that you shouldnt CrashTestDummy, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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      Latest: Search for a "Walt" Star!!! ashford_old_school, Aug 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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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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    2. Now That's What I Call NAAFI Bar

      The funniest, most offensive, most horrible threads ever.
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      16,022
      Latest: how bone is your missus. FredWest, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: The Shankhill Fusiliers Exmarine, Jul 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM
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    4. The ARRSE Hole

      A collection of all the most irrelevant, dull, and annoying posts.
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      257,288
      Latest: Laid back shooter... Drivers_lag, Aug 1, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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    5. Jokes

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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers FourZeroCharlie, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:44 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      1,162
      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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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Messages:
      138,708
      Latest: Search for an *Ally* star HarryBosch, Aug 2, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Boots Helm, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:39 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. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      4,895
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      Moderators:
      Sixty
      Latest: nope EScotia, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Britain First blonde_guy, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Sjar changed by 2RO after accepting/Released Daxx, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:30 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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    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: War Pension backdated to 1995 Forces Pension Society, Jul 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM
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    6. Medals

      Discussions:
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      14,556
      Latest: Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 superdriver, Aug 2, 2014 at 1:27 AM
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    1. The Training Wing

      Discussions:
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      50,864
      Moderators:
      scaryspice, The_Duke
      Latest: Section AP Ambush Harry Skinters, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:27 AM
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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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      7,463
      Moderators:
      Dirt_Diver
      Latest: selection for junior soldier TwistedAngel, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      Moderators:
      CRmeansCeilingReached
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    5. Officers

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      43,515
      Moderators:
      scaryspice
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    6. Staff College and Staff Officers

      Clausewitz, 3 Block War, Contemporary Operating Environment, Just War, etc
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      scaryspice
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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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      148,672
      Latest: afc harrogate sep 2014 Bexie2303, Aug 2, 2014 at 4:56 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      22,490
      Latest: Practice AOSB Planning Exercises Needed jim4960, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:39 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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      1,208
      Latest: Paramedic Joining Effendi, Jul 21, 2014
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Military Intelligence - Confused steptoe, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:38 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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      49,212
      Latest: Wakefield 2014 CountryGal, Aug 1, 2014 at 11:49 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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      Latest: A really good day.. smartascarrots, Aug 1, 2014 at 3:31 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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    4. Lonely Hearts

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      13,680
      Latest: Bromance on the horizon? cernunnos, Jul 29, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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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: Warehouse Manager sebcoe, Aug 1, 2014 at 7:53 AM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Mira - medicine in remote areas two_of_seven, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: BFRS Catterick Careers Event - 4th September 2014 bfrs, Jul 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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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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      24,768
      Latest: Private Medical Cover? fltpilot, Jul 29, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: WW1 Regimental Histories engee, Aug 2, 2014 at 12:58 AM
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    3. Cookery

      Your favourite cordon bleu recipes: biscuits AB with cheese possessed, egg banjos and rolled oats with chocolate powder. In one easy meal.
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      Latest: crimminal sausages Goutyfrub, Aug 2, 2014 at 2:29 AM
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    4. The Book Club

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      Moderators:
      Auld-Yin
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    5. Book Reviews

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    6. Poetry Corner

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      2,525
      Latest: Nightingale, Herrick 15 Greengrass, Jul 24, 2014
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    7. Travel

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      Latest: Tipping in the USA. Is it on the increase? WulfricSpot, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:03 PM
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    8. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Scrapping a car Taff49, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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    9. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Wooden Locker Jerrycan2793, Jul 26, 2014
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    10. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Camera Lenses FEASG, Jul 18, 2014
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    11. Competitions

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
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      Moderators:
      Auld-Yin
      Latest: Book Competition - OSTLAND sirbhp, Jul 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Grand Theft Auto V Ritch, Aug 2, 2014 at 2:27 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      2,847
      Latest: iPhone 5....solar charger? blonde_guy, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

      Discussions:
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      Latest: USS Constitution Invicta, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    3. Australia

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    4. Canada

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
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      Latest: Canada Day 2014 Ruckerwocman, Jul 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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    5. Southern Africa

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
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      Latest: Beat that, you pikeys! Tool, Jul 17, 2014
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

      Discussions:
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      Latest: War dead Honoured MuddyOldEngineer, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM
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    7. New Zealand

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      Messages:
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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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      77,136
      Latest: Formula 1 - 2014 season bobthebuilder, Aug 2, 2014 at 1:40 AM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Andrew Tucker Jackets WulfricSpot, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

      Discussions:
      3,197
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      Latest: Juicing amazing__lobster, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:44 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: Just to make things even harder ... xrayyankee, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:48 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: 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)

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Book on Bosnia... rickshaw-major, Jul 20, 2014
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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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      Latest: Assistance Reqd Olbert, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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  11. Boards by Arm / Service (roughly)

    The British Army isn't really a single organisation but a loosely allied group of warring tribes united by our dislike of the Royal Air Force. Somewhere in this list you should be able to find a board for your cap badge, Regiment or Corps. For the sake of completeness we've also included the Royal Navy/Royal Marines and (spit) Royal Air Force. There is even room for the Territorial Army (TA), University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) and Army/Combined Cadet Force.
    1. Royal Navy

      Ships, boats, planes & booties - don't forget Navy-Net though
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      16,980
      Moderators:
      Guns
      Latest: Imitation, flattery and all that Andy71, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:32 AM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Messages:
      11,744
      Moderators:
      ViroBono
      Latest: Scrap Red Arrows BuckFelize, Jul 28, 2014 at 7:28 AM
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    3. Infantry

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      59,435
      Moderators:
      The_Duke
      Latest: Minden Day. Queensman, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:43 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      1,364
      Messages:
      40,543
      Moderators:
      elovabloke, Flyingrockdj
      Latest: Bit of Track Bashing Required brownhat, Jul 28, 2014 at 5:40 AM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      83,028
      Moderators:
      Flyingrockdj
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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    7. Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC

      Subforum: Recruiting
      Discussions:
      2,352
      Messages:
      41,058
      Moderators:
      Forastero, Purple_Flash
      Latest: CPR Trackpen, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      1,954
      Messages:
      42,632
      Moderators:
      A_Knocker_Till_The_End, BiscuitsAB, chimera
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    9. Gunners

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      21,800
      Moderators:
      Dirt_Diver, GunnersQuadrant
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    10. Royal Signals

      Discussions:
      2,995
      Messages:
      61,276
      Moderators:
      Alsacien, IS Ski Geek, scaryspice
      Latest: TACP Radio Fit - 603 FAC(RAF) 1982 Roadster280, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    11. REME

      Discussions:
      2,210
      Messages:
      36,914
      Moderators:
      OldSnowy
      Latest: VE qualifications lacrabat, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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    12. RLC

      Discussions:
      1,928
      Messages:
      65,707
      Moderators:
      Bowmore_Assassin, General Melchett, woopert
      Latest: Any ex RCT out there superdriver, Aug 2, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
      1,233
      Messages:
      24,064
      Moderators:
      oldbaldy, Soldier_Why
      Latest: LE Commission into ETS marshyyouth, Jul 29, 2014 at 5:15 PM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,627
      Messages:
      52,653
      Moderators:
      CRmeansCeilingReached
      Latest: MH17 devexwarrior, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:13 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.
      Discussions:
      6,839
      Messages:
      157,328
      Moderators:
      OldSnowy, The_Duke
      Latest: 131 Cdo vs 4 Para Riddickulouse, Aug 2, 2014 at 2:17 AM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
      Discussions:
      1,422
      Messages:
      38,922
      Moderators:
      woopert
      Latest: Sporting commitments and UOTC Hobo-Ken, Aug 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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