Guaranteed coarse, scatological and offensive, the Army Rumour Service (www.arrse.co.uk) is the British Army’s online meeting place for chat, bullshit, whinging and schimpfing*. Read by everyone in Britain’s Defence community from the Secretary of State downwards, Arrse is where you will find the inside view from britain’s soldiers.
Now you too can join in the fun with the easily digestible, profusely illustrated, highly absorbent ‘Arrse Guide to the British Army’. Edited by one of the most extensively passed-over officers in British military history, the Arrse Guide is a unique inside view of what the British Army really is and how it really works.
Along with extensive information about the regiments and corps of the British Army, the weapons and equipment they use, where they live and work, who joins and how they get in, you can learn how to:
25% of the income from this book is being donated to Arrse’s own ‘Holidays for Heroes’ fund which pays for wounded serving personnel to holiday and recuperate with their families.
*See book for details.
Des Astor realised he wanted to join the British Army whilst watching the Bloody Sunday riots on television in 1972. Commissioned into the 2nd Battalion the Loamshire Regiment in 1975, he has since served in trouble spots across the globe, ranging from Basra to Blackpool. As OC HQ Company of the Loamshires, Des oversaw the merger with the Royal Blankshire Regiment and went on to serve as second in command of the newly formed 4th Battalion, the Amalgamees (Blankshire and Loamshire) (V) before their conversion to a TA RLC catering regiment in 1996. After a successful tour as SO2 G4 (Pest C...
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