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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> MAY 2017 £3.50<br /> ALSO INSIDE:<br /> THE KNOCK: COULD YOU<br /> BREAK BAD NEWS?<br /> KIT OF TOMORROW<br /> IN SPORT<br /> SURFERS HEAD<br /> DOWN UNDER<br /> ENDURO RIDERS HIT<br /> THE TRAILS<br /> EDWARDS, MATTHEWS, MEIGHAN, PIZZORNO<br /> NETBALL STARS WIN<br /> COURT BATTLE<br /> JOCKS<br /> IN<br /> SNIPERS STEP UP<br /> ROCK<br /> JORDAN<br /> Troops get back to basics in the desert<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> FEATURES<br /> 24 Space and time<br /> Scotsmen get sand in their toes<br /> 30 Undercover commanders<br /> Snipers step up for leadership role<br /> 34 Glimpse into the future<br /> Troops have their say on cunning kit<br /> 38 Eat, sleep, jump, repeat<br /> Making the cut as a Red Devil<br /> 41 The dreaded knock<br /> What happens when traged<a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY MAY 2017 </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=4"> CONTENTS FEATURES 24 Space and time </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=5"> Guys have relished having the time, space and res</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=7"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk E</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=8"> A taste of Army events across the world Picture:</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAY 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1e00a2a9?page=9"> 5. 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