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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> SOLDIER - MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> WWW.SOLDIERMAGAZINE.CO.UK<br /> EATON, MEAD, RYE, WESTOBY<br /> SEPTEMBER 2017<br /> FLYING HIGH MAKING<br /> WAVES<br /> 60 years of the<br /> Army Air Corps<br /> NEED TO KNOW<br /> Elite advice for the<br /> troops of today<br /> £3.50<br /> Reds clinch triathlon crown<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> FEATURES<br /> 26 Britain's got talent 32<br /> Paras excel in Georgian test<br /> 30 Flying into the future<br /> Dramatic innovations on the way<br /> 32 Fighting talk<br /> Army Air Corps past and present<br /> 36 Back to basics 40<br /> Ground crews leave their trade behind<br /> 40 This is not R'n'R<br /> Adventurous training in the Rockies<br /> 44 Culture shock<br /> Gurkhas hit the streets of Darlington<br /> REGULARS<a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=4"> CONTENTS FEATURES 26 Britain's got talent </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=5"> Keeping you in the know 36 44 77 </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=7"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Sexual h</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=8"> A taste of Army events across the world Picture:</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=9"> INTELLIGENCE </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=10"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=11"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Battl</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=12"> “They are definitely in the running for the Inter-</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=13"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=14"> “He’s out now but I still go to him for advice” –</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=15"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=16"> “If you don't do it yourself, no one will” –Exper</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=17"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=18"> THE BIG PICTURE WEETON BARRACKS, LANCASHIRE IT’</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=19"> www.soldiermagazine.co.uk SEPTEMBER 2017 19</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=20"> KNOW FITNESS | SKILLS & DRILLS | EXPERIENCE | KIT</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=21"> Quality not quantity Decide how many sessions yo</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=22"> EXPERIENCE ‘I don’t blag, so I said I was strug</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=23"> Mountaineering essential items not to be without</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=24"> HEALTH The wet stuff DEHYDRATION – it’s</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=25"> CASH CLINIC Skint? The experts at MoneySav</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=26"> 36 SEPTEMBER 2017 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=27"> OCATED at a symbolic crossroads where Europe meet</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=28"> ‘FIND MIDDLE GROUND’ – the secret to working </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=29"> Did you know? While Georgia is not a Nato member,</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=30"> The Army Air Corps has witnessed huge technologic</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=31"> WARMS of unmanned aerial vehicles seeking ou</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=32"> Nash: I was grateful the Army took me on. I was</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=33"> ARMY AIR CORPS It’s marvellous to see how mu</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=34"> firefight the crewman has responsibility for navi</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=35"> Through the years the Army Air Corps</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=36"> HETHER it’s at the sharp e</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=37"> ARMY AIR CORPS </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=38"> “We are soldiers first and tradesmen second. </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=39"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=40"> You see their skills come on in leaps and bounds</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=41"> Pictures: Graeme Main Words: Becky Clark Personn</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=42"> Picture: Sgt Donald Todd, RLC “It's a good p</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=43"> Climbing: I did rock climbing for two day</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=44"> This is a critical part of the training </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=45"> W </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=46"> 46 SEPTEMBER 2017 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=47"> Missing medal bar barrage A LONG </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=48"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=49"> Use of interpreters is TALKBACK cumbersom</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=50"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=51"> Surely these rules TALKBACK must be rea</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=52"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=53"> BULLET POINTS COMPETITIONS Spine line winner: Emm</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=54"> 2017DIN01-124: Education for bereaved Service chi</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=55"> REMEMBER I MISS YOU & </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=56"> #Fiji #ClimateChangeFiji ww</a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=57"> Julian Young Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate </a> <a title="SOLDIER SEP 2017 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f26e9e9?page=58"> Navigation Training Doing Selection? 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