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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: An Army of 50,000 ? Bubbles_Barker, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    2. House of Commons

      Holding the Government to account on defence issues
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      Latest: What do we want from our politicians? uncle_vanya, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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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 (SDSR)

      All matters relating to the 2010 & 2015 SDSRs
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      Latest: SDSR Implementation review.. Kromeriz, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:16 AM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Going back into afganistan?? Baglock, Dec 5, 2017
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria HopeGrant, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Bitcoins DesktopCommando, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:32 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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    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 UK/European migrant problem lokiuk, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    2. Brexit

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      Latest: The Brexit Consequences Thread Bravo_Bravo, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    3. 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: The British Army Of The Rhine Murphy_Slaw, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:03 AM
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    4. The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

      Will this cure the DII problem?
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      Latest: Army Childrens School. Malta St Andrews. Gamebird, Dec 11, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    5. NOW That's What I Call ARRSE 1

      The greatest threads - volume 1
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    6. Classified Ads

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      Latest: A reminder of the past Onetap, Dec 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM
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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: The Englishman Abroad vinniethemanxcat, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    2. Now That's What I Call NAAFI Bar

      The funniest, most offensive, most horrible threads ever.
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      Latest: The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements Helm, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:59 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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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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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers FourZeroCharlie, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Computer coding lert, Nov 29, 2017
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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: China's J-20 Enters Service terminal, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: Armadillo Merino - Kojak, Giraffe and Hawk MrBane, Dec 13, 2017 at 8:42 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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      Latest: Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), shamrock, Dec 9, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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    3. Reports & Promotion

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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: Veterans Gateway Referrals Forces Pension Society, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    6. Medals

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      Latest: ISAF Medal Afghanistan Herrumph, Dec 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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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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      Latest: ArmyNet mail smallbrownprivates, Dec 25, 2016
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    3. Juniors

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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: Mess traditions UORMan, Oct 19, 2017
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Dapper Clothing etc... skid2, Dec 13, 2017 at 1:27 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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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Regular vs TA Officer Career Advice Banker, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:36 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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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Info about transferring during application Ar88, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:16 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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      Latest: ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread thegimp, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:26 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: Best place to retire to ? Bladesman, Dec 5, 2017
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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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      Latest: Boyf serving abroad MrBane, Oct 26, 2017
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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: Redundancy Blues ... Conniesdad, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Last night on patrol..... haloman, Oct 5, 2017
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    3. Jobs Offered

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      Latest: Our helping hand.... Capt Jobsearch, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:57 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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    2. Tabletop Gaming & RPG

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      Latest: Warhammer 40k Dark Eldar Army (Cheap) chuggafugga, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:00 AM
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    3. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: The Broken Square Olrence, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    4. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: What film have you just watched? Lacking Moral Fibre, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    5. 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.......... Lardbeast, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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    6. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? old_fat_and_hairy, Dec 11, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    7. Book Reviews

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      Latest: Teenage Safari Joker62, Dec 10, 2017 at 8:40 PM
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    8. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: War Poetry.... pimpernel, Sep 16, 2017
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    9. Travel

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      Latest: Stuff at the Side of the Road HLD DMR, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:56 AM
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    10. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Cars you wish you hadn't sold muscat_diver, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:22 AM
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    11. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Foul drains Joshua Slocum, Dec 12, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    12. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Street Photography pete_the_reader, Dec 13, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    13. Competitions

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      Latest: Armadillo Merino Comp Auld-Yin, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Ghost Recon: Wildlands Miner, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Roaming Charges scots_wahey, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Raspberry Pis - anyone else? greenbaggyskin, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

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      Latest: From Russia with Love... blackmetallic, Dec 9, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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    3. Canada

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    4. Southern Africa

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    5. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: Irish Headline of the day Joshua Slocum, Dec 8, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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    6. New Zealand

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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: So to the real sport! The Ashes CaptainRidiculous, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Depression and Other Mental Health Issues Toadblerone, Dec 10, 2017 at 6:12 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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    3. Charity Auctions

      Charity auctions for various good causes
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      Latest: GPMG and SLR Mugs Joker62, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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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: Reading Material Rodney2q, Nov 23, 2017
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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: 3 PARA Op Granby? The_Poltroon, Nov 9, 2017
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    3. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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      Latest: BBC News article on Basra chimera, Jun 30, 2016
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    4. 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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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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    3. Infantry

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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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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? Archimedes, Dec 13, 2017 at 1:05 AM
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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      Latest: Gurkhas transferring out? chimera, Oct 20, 2017
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    7. Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC

      Subforum: Recruiting
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      Latest: MERT - the early days alfred_the_great, Nov 29, 2017
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: HAC - TA Airborne Gunners ? QRK2, Dec 9, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: The Wire Archives jimmy25, Dec 5, 2017
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    11. REME

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      Latest: Passing out parade piccys. Eric England, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: Any ex RCT out there blackmetallic, Dec 7, 2017
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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    14. Int Corps

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      Latest: Gorka - TA Int Corps Walt? Boumer, Nov 30, 2017
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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: New London Regiment Company RumRationReject, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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