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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: BBC Daily Politics and PMQs slipperman, Apr 30, 2017 at 11:58 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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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)

      All matters relating to the 2010 & 2015 SDSRs
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      Latest: Foot Guards in trouble? Baglock, Apr 29, 2017 at 4:40 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. scalieback, Apr 29, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria Not my real name, Apr 30, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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    7. Economics

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      Latest: Infograhics Blogg, Apr 27, 2017 at 7:18 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: Letting agents Luna, Apr 30, 2017 at 8:17 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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      Latest: Madeleine McCann: Police To Dig For Evidence Auld-Yin, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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    2. Brexit

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      Latest: Article 50 Served: And so it Starts..... Tired_Tech, Apr 30, 2017 at 11:57 AM
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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: Memorable stuff from your formative years Border_Reiver, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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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: Women you fancy that you shouldnt Dark_Nit, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:34 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: Size 9 Timberland Boots for sale - £40.00 ono Issi, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:16 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: Jeremy Corbyn, how can they not see? FourZeroCharlie, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:18 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 RSupwood, Apr 29, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Overheard in the pub.. Ecosse, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:14 PM
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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: Unbelievably sick jokes Steven, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Tapatalk issues Morticiaskeeper, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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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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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Best weapons / optimum calibres ugly, Apr 30, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    3. Military Clothing & Boots

      Personal Clothing System, PECOC, CS95, MTP, etc
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      Latest: New snugpak softies Welch Man, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:17 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. Transition & Veterans Research

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      Latest: access to training records shiny_arrse, Apr 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    2. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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    3. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Service complaint undue delay? CRmeansCeilingReached, Apr 29, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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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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      Latest: COBSEO News and Jobs Forces Pension Society, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:42 PM
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    7. Medals

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      Latest: LS&GC JPA fault. Tedsson, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: Bulford civvy jay, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:20 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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      Latest: ArmyNet mail smallbrownprivates, Dec 25, 2016
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    3. Juniors

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    4. Seniors

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      Latest: RSM Posts spaz, Apr 20, 2017
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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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  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: Just passed AOSB JammyDodger1, Apr 29, 2017 at 6:45 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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  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 Ruckerwocman, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:18 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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  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: Current Employment Discrimination? devexwarrior, Apr 24, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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    2. Police, PMCs, Security

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      Latest: Surrey Police - Trainee PC vacancies Love Albatross, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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    3. Jobs Offered

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      Latest: STORESPERSON / ASSEMBLER - CRAYFORD Capt Jobsearch, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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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 wheel, Apr 30, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    2. Tabletop Gaming & RPG

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      Latest: London clubs DeltaDog, Apr 30, 2017 at 4:05 AM
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    3. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: The End of Cold War stories we haven't heard skid2, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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    4. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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      Latest: What TV show have you just watched FredWest, Apr 30, 2017 at 10:21 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.......... Roadster280, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    6. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? CaptainRidiculous, Apr 30, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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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: Those In Peril Upon The Sea merchantman, Apr 28, 2017 at 4:06 AM
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    10. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: One for the train enthusiasts Recce19, Apr 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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    11. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: DIY disasters Blogg, Apr 18, 2017
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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: Pot Luck - Crime Fiction Characters Auld-Yin, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: New PC - looking for a FPS Pebbles015, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Galaxy Tab mush_dad, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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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: ESTA & NATO Travel Order Forastero, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    3. Australia

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      Latest: RSL opening up to civilians? weegwa, Apr 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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    4. Canada

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      Latest: Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary ugly, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:16 PM
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Urbanising without globalising smallbrownprivates, Apr 29, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: Irish Headline of the day Aul_Wan, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:00 AM
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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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      Latest: Crow shooting.....what am I doing wrong? BugsyIV, Apr 30, 2017 at 9:11 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: That's the way to do it. 1stgulfmac, Apr 29, 2017 at 5:41 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: RNLI Good Cause, Sluggy expects The_Snail, Apr 29, 2017 at 7:48 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: Falklands..What images Stick in your mind? joey magoo, Apr 26, 2017 at 2:38 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: Roll of Honour for Bosnia? Bubbles_Barker, Apr 29, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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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 tiger stacker, Apr 29, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: F35 - Money well spent. Magic_Mushroom, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Infantry regiment for a London lad? cass203, Apr 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: Rupertess eodmatt, Apr 18, 2017
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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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    7. Professionally Qualified, RAMC and QARANC

      Subforum: Recruiting
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      Latest: Physician Associates jarrod248, Apr 21, 2017
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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      Latest: Fitter RE or Vehicle Mechanic REME? winged, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:54 PM
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: RA firing doctrine FourZeroCharlie, Apr 23, 2017
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: White Helmets - Final Season slipperman, Apr 29, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    11. REME

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    12. RLC

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      Latest: Today I saw................................. stacker1, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:15 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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    14. Int Corps

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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: Any units doing their two weeks over August hogstable, Apr 29, 2017 at 4:37 PM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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