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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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    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: Uniform to Work Day spaz, Jun 20, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)

      All matters relating to the 2010 & 2015 SDSRs
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      Latest: Ceremonial Duties CrabfatBILL, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: Afghan fighting - the latest reports. FEASG, Jun 19, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Manufacturing in the UK wild_moose, May 30, 2017
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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: All things PAX. PAXBloke, Jun 21, 2017 at 2:14 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: London's burning Maninthestreet, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:47 PM
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    2. Brexit

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      Latest: Article 50 Served: And so it Starts..... benjaminw1, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:40 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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    4. The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

      Will this cure the DII problem?
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      Latest: Favourite Army training film Roger Out, Jun 13, 2017
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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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      Latest: I'm getting shitfaced tonight. Nato Standard123, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:47 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 Themanwho, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:45 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Waltengeschichten Mr Tweedy, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:04 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: Where to soldiers stand on politics TheresaMay, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: In search of culture.......... Herrumph, Jun 17, 2017 at 3:52 PM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Final Justice Pebbles015, Jan 15, 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: Flightradar 24 beefer, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: L85 porn. MacStab2, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: cotswold discount code orgASMic, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:54 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. Transition & Veterans Research

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      Latest: Wannabe Writers Tedsson, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: osteoarthritis help shiny_arrse, Jun 18, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: discharged for drugs Riddickulouse, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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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: Queen's Birthday Honours 2017 retread2, Jun 21, 2017 at 2:51 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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      Latest: ArmyNet mail smallbrownprivates, Dec 25, 2016
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    3. Juniors

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      Latest: Advice Please - A levels or not!? Effendi, Jun 20, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: Promotion Bagpuss42, May 23, 2017
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Dapper Clothing etc... pimpernel, Jun 17, 2017 at 5:54 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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      Latest: ATC Pirbright - Thread for those joining in 2017 Ecosse, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    2. Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting

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      Latest: Frontline Unit to Intelligence? Jconolly, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:13 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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      Latest: Long Term Rental in Spain Effendi, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:50 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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      Latest: Looks pretty deserted in here..... ButtMuncher, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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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: Calculate your net salary CptDanjou, Jun 11, 2017
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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    3. Jobs Offered

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      Latest: WORKSHOP FOREMAN - HUNTINGDON Capt Jobsearch, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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    4. Education and Resettlement Courses

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      Latest: Attending a 'higher rank' CTW Taita, May 22, 2017
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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 Gluteus Maximus, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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    2. Tabletop Gaming & RPG

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      Latest: Donkey Wallopers wallop Jerry! Listy, Jun 6, 2017
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    3. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Military Modelling Maninthestreet, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    4. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: Cracking versions of cracking songs dragon825, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:46 PM
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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.......... CaptainPlume, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    6. The Book Club

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    7. Book Reviews

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      Latest: Vietnam war books Chimp, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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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: Range in Vietnam Goldbricker, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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    10. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Land Rover horror stories Junder, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:20 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: Smidge Competition tiger stacker, Jun 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Casual Game Chat Thread. Ritch, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:44 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: Which budget smartphone - June 2017? eodmatt, Jun 21, 2017 at 2:06 AM
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: NHS Cyber attack 12/5/17 seaweed, Jun 13, 2017
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    1. Multinational HQ

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      Latest: NAF MIL-EX JOINT VIKING 2017 Ack-Ack, Mar 17, 2017
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    2. US

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      Latest: Possible Terrorist attack in Flint, Michigan A.N.Other, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    3. Australia

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    4. Canada

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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: 32 bn CaptainRidiculous, Jun 9, 2017
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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    7. New Zealand

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      Latest: Medical officer in the NZDF gafkiwi, Feb 25, 2017
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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: The truth at last - You all love Liverpool FC CAARPS, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:34 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Canadian Sniper 3.4km confirmed. Goldbricker, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Jogging, How? Whey_Aye_Banzai, Jun 17, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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    1. Christmas Auctions

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    2. Charities and Welfare

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      Latest: BossHogg's Great North Run 2017 The_Snail, Jun 21, 2017 at 9:49 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: 35 years ago Ninja_Stoker, Jun 10, 2017
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    2. Iraq/Kuwait (Op GRANBY)

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      Latest: 3 PARA Op Granby? Puran, Feb 6, 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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      Latest: Posted to Belfast in 1973? medwaymud, Jun 17, 2017 at 8:33 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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      Latest: CVF and Carrier Strike thread hogstable, Jun 19, 2017 at 7:23 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: P8 MMA/MPA thread. Magic_Mushroom, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Coldstreamer ahoy! dingerr, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52 AM
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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? SUU23, Jun 17, 2017 at 12:49 AM
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    6. Gurkhas

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

      Subforum: Recruiting
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      Latest: Career advice for a TA ODP TA_ODP, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: BATUS range towers Holdfast, Jun 19, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: RA firing doctrine ExREME..TECH, Jun 16, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    10. Royal Signals

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    11. REME

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      Latest: New Col-in-Chief? Nobby_REME, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: Today I saw................................. Evdhimong, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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    14. Int Corps

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      Latest: Cyprus spy scandal HIGHLANDER_SPY, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:49 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: Failed RGMD Thomas G, Jun 21, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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