Independent staff association for regular, reserve and veteran UK armed forces personnel

The perfect present for the walt in your life - The Official ARRSE Guide to the British Army, by Major Des Astor

Irreverent military bullshit website, the Army Rumour Service - ARRSE for short - has now produced what is laughably described as an insider's guide to the British Army. Author Major Des Astor is described by his own literary agent as "one of the most extensively passed-over officers in British military history". Astor told British Forces News what readers could expect. Update: This fine training pamphlet is now available in Kindle format, as well as in handy wipeable hardback.


What ARRSErs are saying about The Official ARRSE Guide to the British Army

"fecking hilarious" - Auld-Yin

"An essential addition to any Mess library, it is destined to become the go-to reference book for filling out subbies' essays with meaningless, yet usefully lengthy, quotes. 4 Mr Mushroom Heads. - Captain Crusty

"4 Mr Mushroom Heads? Cheeky c--t: It's easily worth 6. That's your OJAR f----d mate..." - Maj Des Astor
"Paid for mine months ago, not arrived, should I start pestering amazon?" - SLUDGE

"It's not out until next week, thicko." - The Snail

UPDATE: Major Des Astor's Official Arrse Guide to the British Army is now available from all discerning outlets, including Amazon UKAmazon UK and Waterstone's (ONLINEONLINE and IN STOREIN STORE).

BAFF gets a mention - but in a good way - as does the Service Voting Campaign.

British Army

  • Hits: 3225

Welcome to British Armed Forces Federation - BAFF - independent all-ranks staff association for members of any branch of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, including the reserves. All current UK service personnel of any rank are eligible to join and, as BAFF is not a political organisation, to take an active part in its activities if they wish. Former regular or reserve forces personnel are also very welcome.