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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: N Korean nuclear strike could cause chaos in US seaweed, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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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: CGS:upgrading challenger and warrior. ObnoxiousJockGit, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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    4. Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)

      All matters relating to the 2010 & 2015 SDSRs
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    5. Afghanistan

      Discussion of current operations & the wider political climate
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      Latest: sdgshd lokas poaran, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:16 AM
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    6. Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa

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      Latest: Syria BarcelonaAnalPark, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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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: Ticketing skips? jinnandtonic, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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    9. Forces Discounts

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      Latest: Subway? tommikka, Oct 12, 2017
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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: America - its all a bit odd... terminal, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:53 PM
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    2. Brexit

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      Latest: Brexit negotiations Brotherton Lad, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:51 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: How did the Army change you? Auld-Yin, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:02 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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    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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    3. Waltenkommando

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      Latest: Colin Ernest Lowey BarcelonaAnalPark, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:35 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: The Creature Meryl Streep Fallingup, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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    5. Jokes

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      Latest: a frog joke Excognito, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:32 AM
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    1. ARRSE: Site Issues

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      Latest: Please don't respond to spammers FourZeroCharlie, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    2. ARRSEpedia

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      Latest: Wanted Pages JuniorBod, Sep 4, 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: Most beautiful soft skin Blogg, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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    2. Weapons, Equipment & Rations

      Plus anything else G4!
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      Latest: Need a cheap beater watch? jmb3296, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:46 PM
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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. Army Pay, Claims & JPA

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      Latest: Injury claim Becks@myspace, Oct 18, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    2. Military Discipline

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      Latest: Arrested While On Leave 95pd, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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    3. Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2010

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

      Whether you are in AFPS 75, AFPS 2005 or before your military pension is important!
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      Latest: Pensions Increase shiny_arrse, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    5. Medals

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      Latest: Medals. mounting, order etc ACAB, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    1. The Training Wing

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      Latest: Transfer - Infantry to Chef mark3536, Oct 14, 2017 at 6:54 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: Mess traditions UORMan, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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    5. Officers

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      Latest: Dapper Clothing etc... 06FA56Paderborn, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:49 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: Left it too late? Tappet, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:35 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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      Latest: Transfer to 47 RA Ruckingfetard, Sep 19, 2017
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    4. Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment

      TA specific recruiting discussion, Officer or Soldier
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      Latest: Edinburgh reserve units? Randy McStab, Oct 16, 2017 at 1:09 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 Ned_Seagoon, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:52 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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    3. The Other Half

      Boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, husbands, etc. Don't forget that there is also Rear Party
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      Latest: Soldier Arrested - Netheravon Parachute Incident Stonker, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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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: Career opportunity for ex forces. CrabfatBILL, Oct 18, 2017 at 4:05 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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    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: Today's APOD Tedsson, Oct 19, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    2. Tabletop Gaming & RPG

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    3. Military History and Militaria

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      Latest: Military Modelling tiger stacker, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    4. Films, Music and All Things Artsy

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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.......... Porkbrain, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:53 PM
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    6. The Book Club

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      Latest: What are you reading right now? old_fat_and_hairy, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    7. Book Reviews

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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: Advice for visiting the US Scottish_Cop, Oct 18, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    10. Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

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      Latest: Attractive Ladies and Motorcycles Itainthalfhotmum, Oct 19, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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    11. DIY

      Just to be clear - this is not about self-love.
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      Latest: Rise of the Woodpikey. PE4rocks, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    12. Photography

      Not an extension of the various NSFW threads .... honest
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      Latest: Astrophotography Fallingup, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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    13. Competitions

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    1. Gaming and Software

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      Latest: Grand Theft Auto V Ritch, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    2. Mobile Phones

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      Latest: IOS 11 warning Ned_Seagoon, Oct 10, 2017
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    3. Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets

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      Latest: Microsoft, how much do I loathe thee.... dogmeat, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    1. Multinational HQ

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    2. US

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    3. Australia

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    4. Canada

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      Latest: Advice please from Eastern types! Guns, Oct 15, 2017 at 6:16 AM
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    5. Southern Africa

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      Latest: Info on the Grey Scouts vanderhart, Sep 16, 2017
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    6. Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)

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      Latest: Viva Ché TamH70, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:02 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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      Latest: Manchester United FC TalaveraTom, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    2. Shooting, Hunting and Fishing

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      Latest: Man in court over airsoft photo on Facebook blonde_guy, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    3. Health and Fitness

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      Latest: Shaving, tips and advice greyfergie, Oct 15, 2017 at 3:53 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 2017 Gravdigger, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:45 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: Stanley memorial pictures. 15-10-17 putteesinmyhands, Oct 15, 2017 at 11:44 PM
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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. Bosnia/Former Yugoslavia (Op GRAPPLE, Op RESOLUTE)

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      Latest: Banja luka - hill top listening station Cougar, Oct 17, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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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: Yes, it's the Guardian.... alfred_the_great, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    2. Royal Air Force

      The (nearly) 100 year experiment
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      Latest: F35 - Money well spent. Resasi, Oct 19, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    3. Infantry

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      Latest: Corporal Ricky Furgusson MC don_ten, Oct 8, 2017
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    4. RAC

      Style, Panache - red trousers?
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      Latest: The Jolly Miller in Poole aghart, Oct 12, 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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      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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      Latest: Physician Associates Equinox, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:26 AM
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    8. Sappers

      Bridges, bombs and
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    9. Gunners

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      Latest: Beret Badge Nato Standard123, Oct 11, 2017
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    10. Royal Signals

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      Latest: San Sebastian Barracks Korbecke Smudge99, Oct 14, 2017 at 9:29 PM
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    11. REME

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      Latest: Farewell to the Corps (again) rebel_with_a_cause, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:27 PM
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    12. RLC

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      Latest: Army chefs... MrBane, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    13. AGC, RAPTC and SASC

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      Latest: Most beautiful pen (or pencil) unicorn77, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:29 AM
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    14. Int Corps

      Discussions:
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      Latest: Para Reg to Int Corps Reserves Boumer, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:22 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: REME, which Trade to choose? arcticfox042, Oct 18, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    16. OTC and ACF


      Subforums: OTC, ACF
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      Latest: My Experience in The Army Cadet Force Talon, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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