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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: Women 'in front-line combat roles by 2016' dingerr, Dec 20, 2014 at 12:09 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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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Exercise as a Solution to Anti-Aging jaohseley, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:46 AM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria Not my real name, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Physiology in actually the rest of the frankkh aslam, Dec 19, 2014 at 7:44 AM
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    8. Finance, Property, Law

      All things financial including insurance, savings, investments, stocks and shares, etc. Also includes a forum for the pitfalls of property ownership and a massive forum for all things legal.
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      Latest: Dead man selling his house , help please . Archibald, Dec 19, 2014 at 7:33 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: Bomb under female soldiers car in portadown. LEGZ30, Dec 20, 2014 at 12:05 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: Singapore Barracks Nutstrangler, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:08 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: Army Urban Myths... JT0475, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:42 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: A Proud Start To The Christmas Holidays eodmatt, Dec 20, 2014 at 12:02 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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      18,159
      Latest: Pull up a bollard - Memoirs of a Matelot. MARSHALVAUBAN, Dec 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: ACF Walt Bile_Spewer, Dec 20, 2014 at 2:29 AM
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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 Oddbod, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers Flying Felix, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Drill instructor course fltpilot, Dec 19, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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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: where is snoopy ? the red baron is back Cutaway, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: wombat on a jackal? dingerr, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: brown boots going black jinnandtonic, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:23 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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      Latest: Christmas pay. Jono794, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      3,211
      Latest: Bad reporting rememechanic, Dec 5, 2014
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    4. Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2010

      Discussion on the redundancy scheme announced in the Strategic Defence and Spending Review (SDSR)
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      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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      Latest: AFPS 05 - Early Departure Payment Scheme mattc1985, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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    6. Medals

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      Latest: What is the blingy medal in this family set? Jono794, Dec 18, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      3,543
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      51,227
      Latest: Teaching Gurkhas Wordsmith, Dec 17, 2014 at 7:49 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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    3. Juniors

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      Latest: Charged eodmatt, Dec 9, 2014
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    4. Seniors

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

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Dapper Clothing etc... Dread, Dec 18, 2014 at 7:44 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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      Latest: Badges.. Roadster280, Dec 15, 2014 at 8:03 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: ADSC Sticky (All ADSC chat here) MSA2005, Dec 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: To join Reserves before AOSB DeltaDog, Dec 18, 2014 at 12:13 AM
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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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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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  6. Social & Relationships

    Anything to do with ARRSE social events and relationships belongs in here. This includes wives, husbands, partners, girlfriends, boyfriends and significant others.
    1. ARRSE Social, Events & Networking

      Want to get involved in the ARRSE knitting, train spotting or flower arranging clubs? Or maybe just fancy a small sherry with some chums?
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    2. Living Overseas

      One for all you expats who have retired to sunnier (or not) climes. Try not to tell us how great it is .... too much
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    3. The Other Half

      Boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, husbands, etc. Don't forget that there is also Rear Party
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      Latest: Fulwood Barracks blackmetallic, Dec 17, 2014 at 9:09 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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      Latest: Find the Healthiest Cream For Your Skin Today! Helm, Dec 20, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Police and Respect Offendi, Dec 5, 2014
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    3. Jobs Offered

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      Latest: Mechanical Fitters - Nissan, Sunderland DemobJob, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: East Midlands Military Community Career Event bfrs, Dec 19, 2014 at 2:05 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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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Battle of Britain 1940 Pip Emma, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: What film have you just watched? mortars2cg, Dec 20, 2014 at 12:05 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: Aldi\Lidl Spirits Flash MacTavish, Dec 20, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? Accidental_discharge, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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    6. Book Reviews

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      Latest: Review: Special Ops Heroes by Michael Ashcroft No_Duff, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:16 PM
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    7. Poetry Corner

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    8. Travel

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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Bikers. PaulinBont, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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    10. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: MIG welding Grouchy, Dec 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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    11. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: THE 2014 GRAND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DRAW airborneranger., Dec 20, 2014 at 4:19 AM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Elite:Dangerous Helm, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Help PC Online Ltd scam Provost, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:14 AM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

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    3. Australia

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Lindt Cafe terorist siege in Sydney. bumhole, Dec 20, 2014 at 5:47 AM
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: RCN in Dry Dock eodmatt, Dec 15, 2014 at 1:19 AM
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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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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: A tail of two Fallow eodmatt, Dec 20, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Silly old git trying to get back six pack bodie, Dec 20, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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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: Ex Signaller could do with some help... fingers_1661, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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    4. Campaigns

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      Latest: Man Down Jono794, Dec 20, 2014 at 1:18 AM
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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: 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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  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: Laser/Directed Energy Weapons now at sea Gravelbelly, Dec 18, 2014 at 6:25 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled Jono794, Dec 20, 2014 at 1:14 AM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Eyes and The SAS / SBS The_Duke, Dec 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: RTR twentyfive, Dec 10, 2014
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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      Latest: Selection for pilot shut_cint, Dec 19, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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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: FMED? jonah1163, Dec 18, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    9. Gunners

      Discussions:
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      Latest: JLRRA. Old Nig, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: Foreman of Signals dropping degree? MiracleBill, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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    11. REME

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      37,364
      Latest: L/Cpl Francis Evans (REME) Lance_corp_more_rant, Dec 18, 2014 at 1:51 AM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: Ammo Tech Sharpe552, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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      Latest: MPGS Gen? birdbath, Dec 10, 2014
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      53,537
      Latest: Sport opportunities ironr4tions, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:18 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: Police officers in the reserves? Hantslad, Dec 20, 2014 at 5:37 AM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      Latest: Funding for CCFs RP578, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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