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    Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

    I'm hoping for some general advice here on what to do about long term sports events (with specific reference to the Talisker Whisky Challenge) and having time off work. I'm currently doing a medical degree so 2 to 4 months away from that is not feasible which leaves the next possible time during...
  2. Cynical

    White Flag?

    This book does exactly what it says on the cover; it examines the state of the UK’s Armed Forces. The authors, one a Lord, former Conservative Party chairman and Privy Councillor the other a former political editor of The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail, clearly have formidable access to...
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    Funny ones, I promise..

    What Do You Call a Soldier Who Survived Mustard Gas & Pepper Spray? A seasoned veteran. What's the Difference Between a Fighter Pilot and a Fighter Jet? The jet stops whining the engines are shut off. Did You Hear about the Accident at the Army Base? A tank ran over a box of popcorn and killed...
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    Harrogate or as levels

    I'm come to a point on wether I want to go to Harrogate or join a sixth form college and get AS levels, I don't want to do a levels. I have no intention of becoming an officer with the exception of possibly joining in later army career. I want to join the rifles and I'm wondering wether to join...
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    What modifications can I make to assault vest?

    I have been given a desert assault vest by an ex commando, I will change the patterning and colour, I also wish to modify it to suit my self. What mods can I make to it, I might cut the side to make it more of a chest rig shape and then cover off with hemming web, I also plan on getting more...
  6. BCArmedForcesHeritage

    Do you know any Chinese people who served in the British Armed Forces?

    Hi all, This is a general post to everyone who might know any Chinese ex-servicemen and women in the British Armed Forces. The British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project (BCAFH) is a partnership project in collaboration with Ming-Ai (London) Institute and Regent’s University London. The...
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    Petition, Armed Forces to not pay tax on Operations

    Petition: Stop UK Armed Forces on Operations from paying tax during their deployment. please sign, it's about time our Armed Services had a tax break when operating overseas. The benefits have been reduced over the years and all three services are under more pressure to deploy with far less...
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