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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> £3.50<br /> INTERVIEW<br /> Boxing ace Steve<br /> Collins on life in the<br /> Royal Military Police<br /> TAKING<br /> COMMAND<br /> New Army Sergeant<br /> Major talks shop<br /> DECEMBER 2018<br /> 12 DAYS OF<br /> CHRISTMAS<br /> A look back at 2018's<br /> highs and lows<br /> BADGER, BERNARD, LEONARD, STOLTENBERG<br /> SUB-ZERO HEROES<br /> Troops hone<br /> combat skills in<br /> wintry Norway<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> FEATURES<br /> 28 The lion in winter<br /> Trident Juncture hits its stride<br /> 32 Roll off, rock on<br /> Training area tested in Oman<br /> 36 Dog days<br /> Canines enjoy the competition<br /> 40 Culture club<br /> How a new unit is digging for victory<br /> 44 12 days<br /> Our selection of 2018’s highs and lows<br /> 48 On the beat<br /> World champion boxer joins the<a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY £3.50 INTERVIEW Bo</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=4"> CONTENTS FEATURES 28 The lion in winter </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=5"> 36 28 73 79 Don’t eat all the pies </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=7"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk British troops' news a</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=8"> A taste of Army activity across the world </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=9"> INTELLIGENCE FOR THE ATLAS? Brief the team now: 4</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=10"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=11"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Fitness at yo</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=12"> Tests will mimic real-life military activities </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=13"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Picture: Graeme Main </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=14"> Nepal serves up `experience of a lifetime' `NO R</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=15"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Going on exercise? n</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=16"> ‘ A person</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=17"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=18"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=19"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk It makes you realise</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=20"> 20 DECEMBER 2018 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=21"> THE BIG PICTURE Salisbury Plain Training Area Fl</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=22"> NEEDTOKNOW NUTRITION | FITNESS | MENTAL HEALTH | </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=23"> 'Tis the seas Qualit</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=24"> FITNESS Seasonal sessions Counteract the calori</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=25"> MENTAL HEALTH Separation anxiety Soldier grills a</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=26"> FACT FILE: WO1 GAV PATON Age: 39 Cap badg</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=27"> SEVEN QUESTIONS Good ideas don't come wit</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=28"> Brits face big freeze big freeze as Nato flexes i</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=29"> Pictures: Cpl Ben Beale, RLC Report: Cliff Caswel</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=30"> “Trident Juncture is the largest Nato exercis</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=31"> We do not seek confrontation, but we stand ready </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=32"> Pictures: PO(Phot) Si Ethel, RN; LPhot Dean Nixon</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=33"> 1,100 Vehicles deployed by the Army, Royal Navy, </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=34"> 430 Distance in kilometres from Duqm to the train</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=35"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=36"> Words: Sarah Goldthorpe Pictures: Peter Davies</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=37"> DAYS </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=38"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=39"> : Personnel 40 teams Be g um La v a and USA we e</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=40"> Pictures: Shutterstock, Peter Davies The new uni</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=41"> But the work isn’t just about preserving heri</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=42"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=43"> Picture: John Russell greater numbers than they </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2018 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3ae6fb6c?page=44"> 1. 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