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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: Re-distributive Socialism samain11, Nov 1, 2014 at 3:05 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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      Latest: News story: Life in Helmand simbo, Nov 1, 2014 at 2:34 AM
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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review 2010

      All matters relating to the 2010 SDSR
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      Latest: personally much hate I don't think sylvia nunez585, Oct 28, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Afghan Culture John G, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria Garhwal, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Economic crisis Tunnels, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:08 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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      Latest: Big discounted property for military Johnnybegood, Oct 31, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: New Official MOD discount Directory recoverymech, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:13 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: Wind Farms: even more useless than suspected Oddbod, Nov 1, 2014 at 3:40 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: Memorable stuff from your formative years pongo6863, Oct 31, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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    3. The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

      Will this cure the DII problem?
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      Latest: Women you fancy that you shouldnt greenbaggyskin, Oct 28, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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    4. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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    5. Classified Ads

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      Latest: Best Food Supplement For Muscle Building Dustin Liyon, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:02 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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      Latest: What's for supper? eodmatt, Nov 1, 2014 at 3:45 AM
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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 eodmatt, Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Is Arrse poster Macraven a walt? Tedsson, Oct 29, 2014 at 8:41 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: Stacker1s cool gang dingerr, Oct 31, 2014 at 11:26 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: suicide Tedsson, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers Arte_et_Marte, Nov 1, 2014 at 12:43 AM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Molesworth mullerkin, Nov 1, 2014 at 12:58 AM
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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: Unknown aircraft in Tucson graveyard Graculus, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Search for an *Ally* star blunt scalpel, Oct 31, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Medals on Remembrance Sunday eodmatt, Nov 1, 2014 at 1:07 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: Army reserve payed on a saturday?? Hexy195, Oct 31, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Court Martial bodie, Oct 28, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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    3. Reports & Promotion

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      Latest: Achieving commision AULD_SWEAT, Oct 17, 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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    6. Medals

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Medals Review final report - More Medals! LeoRoverman, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      3,534
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      51,132
      Latest: Tabbing - tips for shorties? Joker62, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:19 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: my daughter eodmatt, Oct 16, 2014
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    4. Seniors

      Discussions:
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      Latest: DE Officers Needed? Oxygen_Thief, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Academy Sergeant Major Ray Huggins MBE 9.414, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:13 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: Indian Staff College Bowmore_Assassin, Oct 25, 2014
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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) Farmerboyce, Nov 1, 2014 at 3:34 AM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Advice Needed scotslass, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:42 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: Nurse Lemon BMH Hanover 1954-55 mso, Oct 13, 2014
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Recruitment question ItsTimeFor_T, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:37 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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    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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    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: rejoining regular army/ mpgs jocksspuds, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: MPGS vacancies jocksspuds, Oct 24, 2014
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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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    2. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: WWI's Forgotten Heroes Jimmy_Green, Nov 1, 2014 at 1:22 AM
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    3. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: "Fury" Brad Pitt WW2 film steven seagull, Nov 1, 2014 at 1:23 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: Tonight I cooked.......... The_Snail, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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    5. The Book Club

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    6. Book Reviews

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    7. Poetry Corner

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    8. Travel

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      Latest: Electric power anywhere happybonzo, Oct 30, 2014 at 5:51 AM
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    9. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Best way to sell a car Tedsson, Oct 29, 2014 at 6:50 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: Random photo's Foreverfax, Oct 31, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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    12. Competitions

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      Latest: Win A Trip to Venice Gout Man, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:00 AM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Casual Game Chat Thread. MOANING_BARSTEWARD, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: DII on Mobile AcornSunray, Oct 17, 2014
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Destruction of Old Serviceble Hard Drives. Crepello, Oct 31, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Has my uncle died? JWBenett, Oct 31, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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    3. Australia

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      Latest: Australian Tiger ARH Lindermyer, Oct 22, 2014
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: BATUS Gingerben, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Aren't our police wonderful ? eodmatt, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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    7. New Zealand

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      Latest: Transfer to NZ Army svjazist, Mar 15, 2014
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  9. Sports and Outdoors

    Discussion about different sports and outdoor activities including adventurous training. Also includes target and sport shooting, hunting adn fishing.
    1. Sports, Adventure Training and Events

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      Latest: Baseball World Series eejit96, Oct 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Rifles Hot or Not - Show us yer kit! plaster, Oct 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Men and Doctor's Gout Man, Oct 31, 2014 at 9:22 PM
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    1. Christmas Auctions

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      Latest: Deactivated SLR (L1A1) robert OBrien, Aug 10, 2014
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    2. Charities and Welfare

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      Latest: London Poppy Day 2014 CaptainPlume, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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      Latest: Want some string? Queensman, Aug 27, 2014
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    4. Campaigns

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  10. Recent Operations

    These boards should cover most of the British Army's recent operational deployments including Northern Ireland (Op BANNER), Iraq (Op GRANBY and Op TELIC), Former Yugoslavia (lots!) and of course the Falkland Islands (Op CORPORATE). Afghanistan (Op HERRICK) will be arriving here soon!
    1. Falkland Islands (Op CORPORATE)

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      Latest: Falklands War Myths KIRK9, Oct 18, 2014
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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: Artillery during Op. Granby Donstu71, Jun 9, 2014
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    3. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: NATO Bosnia Route Map PapaGolf, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:02 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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      Latest: The Troubles Magazine Spanny, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM
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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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      17,362
      Latest: Happy birthday Royal LeoRoverman, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: A400M project to be cancelled Magic_Mushroom, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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    3. Infantry

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      59,614
      Latest: Forces TV Tonight.Para Platoon Roger Out, Oct 31, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Waitwith Lines, Catterick Provost, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:32 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? pongo6863, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:59 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
      Discussions:
      2,363
      Messages:
      41,153
      Latest: MAC Manual Frank Serpico, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: LCpl Stuart McLeish - KIA Bosnia 1996 Whiskybreath, Oct 31, 2014 at 7:46 PM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: Help, confused about Phase 2 PepperSeaDog, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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    11. REME

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      37,142
      Latest: REME Hotel to close. javaguzzisti, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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    12. RLC

      Discussions:
      1,940
      Messages:
      66,239
      Latest: Driver Comms Spec advice please Inkerman818, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:54 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

      Discussions:
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      24,153
      Latest: MPGS locations buggrit, Oct 16, 2014
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
      1,643
      Messages:
      53,323
      Latest: Terror arrest in Bedford. devexwarrior, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:23 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: London Jocks lacrabat, Nov 1, 2014 at 12:46 AM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      1,426
      Messages:
      39,125
      Latest: Cadet Bergans xrayyankee, Oct 31, 2014 at 8:24 PM
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