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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: 12 Aug Terrorist attack in the US Oddbod, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:52 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: infantry regiment Chimp, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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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.. Sarastro, Aug 15, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria Not my real name, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:04 AM
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    7. Economics

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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: Gas board Holes solomon88, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:58 AM
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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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    2. Brexit

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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: look what I found Onetap, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:57 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: Are you a Pad Brat? Heartbreaklane, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:27 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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    1. The NAAFI Bar

      Look some of the stuff in here is really quite nasty. If you are easily offended - DO NOT ENTER.
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    2. Now That's What I Call NAAFI Bar

      The funniest, most offensive, most horrible threads ever.
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      Latest: The Emperor Mongs Pronouncements Badger_Heed, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: 55 year old RAF Falklands Veteran? Archimedes, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:07 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: Women in tanks MOzanne, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    5. Jokes

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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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    2. ARRSEpedia

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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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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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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. Transition & Veterans Research

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      Latest: Wannabe Writers Effendi, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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    3. Military Discipline

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    4. Reports & Promotion

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    5. Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2010

      Discussion on the redundancy scheme announced in the Strategic Defence and Spending Review (SDSR)
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    6. Armed Forces Pension Scheme

      Whether you are in AFPS 75, AFPS 2005 or before your military pension is important!
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: VRSM Qualification period tearsbeforebedtime, Aug 16, 2017 at 9:39 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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    2. ArmyNet Announcements

      News, FAQs and login issues for the Army's official (serving only) community site. Information about Army Net, Paradigm and other official bods.
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    3. Juniors

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      Latest: The rifles The_IRON, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:42 PM
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    4. Seniors

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    5. Officers

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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: OSW. Template for a TASK ORG Guns, Jul 25, 2017
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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: All medical chat and queries 2016/2017. Concept, Aug 16, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Practise essay questions for Mainboard/Briefing Rapagna, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:23 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: Recruitment Questions in here!! Jcarter, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:02 PM
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Is the PDA a pointless delay? Jammy66, Aug 16, 2017 at 1:28 AM
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  6. Social & Relationships

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

      Want to get involved in the ARRSE knitting, train spotting or flower arranging clubs? Or maybe just fancy a small sherry with some chums?
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      Latest: ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread Recce19, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:25 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: Detailed Climatic Maps? AlienFTM, Jul 10, 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: Sniffing around StBob072, Aug 4, 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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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Saluting in the Police Chimp, Jul 31, 2017
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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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      Latest: The Arrse Twitchers thread CrashTestDummy, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    2. Tabletop Gaming & RPG

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      Latest: Show us your bits. Signalman, Aug 16, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    3. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Tracing ancestors, a users guide baboon6, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:19 PM
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    4. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: What TV show have you just watched Spank-it, Aug 17, 2017 at 4:07 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.......... Oddbod, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:08 AM
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    6. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? Poppy, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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    7. Book Reviews

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    8. Poetry Corner

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      Latest: War Poetry.... Resasi, Apr 17, 2017
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    9. Travel

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      Latest: Italy with a pre teen Skunkmiester, Aug 15, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    10. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Driving Licence Entitlements solomon88, Aug 14, 2017 at 10:58 PM
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    11. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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    12. Photography

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

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      Latest: Book Comp : Trouble at Zero Hour StBob072, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Best all round home/pro CAD Grouchy, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Printing sms? vvaannmmaann, Aug 12, 2017 at 3:19 PM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Old .jpeg files SauceDoctor, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:48 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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      Latest: Spanish Legion. Harry Skinters, Jul 16, 2017
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    2. US

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      Latest: Revisionist History Brotherton Lad, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:47 PM
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    3. Australia

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    4. Canada

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      Latest: The quiet death of the Royal Canadian Navy terminal, Aug 12, 2017 at 1:39 AM
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Quincy, ME ? Lardbeast, Jun 27, 2017
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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    7. 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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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: NHS one you Simmerit, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:53 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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    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: NP8901 killed 100 Argentine Marines? velcrostripes, Aug 15, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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    3. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: Op LOADSTAR to Op PALATINE? Speedy, Jul 28, 2017
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    4. Iraq (Op TELIC)

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      Latest: BBC News article on Basra chimera, Jun 30, 2016
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    5. Northern Ireland (Op BANNER)

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  11. Boards by Arm / Service (roughly)

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

      Ships, boats, planes & booties - don't forget Navy-Net though
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      Latest: CVF and Carrier Strike thread Jaeger, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: F35 - Money well spent. Resasi, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:41 AM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Regiments prior to SAS JoeCivvie, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:49 AM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Tankee as a career AULD_SWEAT, Aug 17, 2017 at 4:27 AM
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    5. Aviation

      Anyway enough about you.... lets talk about me....
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    6. Gurkhas

      Scary little buggers .....
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      Latest: Where can I buy a decent Kukri? Talon, Jul 23, 2017
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    7. Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC

      Subforum: Recruiting
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    9. Gunners

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    10. Royal Signals

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    11. REME

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      Latest: A blast from the past...Ex Lionheart '84 Fife El Aye, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:02 PM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: shakespear Accidental_discharge, Aug 5, 2017
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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      Latest: MPGS Long Service buggrit, Jul 29, 2017
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    14. Int Corps

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      Latest: The Abbotts Club rebel_with_a_cause, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:33 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: The Army Reserve and obesity CaptainPlume, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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