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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> CALLING<br /> COLD<br /> British troops lay generation<br /> snowflake to rest in Estonia<br /> JONES, MUIRHEAD, MURDOCH, YARNOLD<br /> FEBRUARY 2018 £3.50<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> FEATURES<br /> 26 A life less troubled<br /> The changing face of Northern Ireland<br /> 30 Cold spell<br /> Troops weather winter in Estonia<br /> 34 Combat kings<br /> Guards adopt close-quarter drills<br /> 38 Warrior evolution<br /> Vehicle upgrade readied for trials<br /> 42 A grape move<br /> NCO plots career in wine trade<br /> 45 `It's not just about numbers'<br /> Senior Reservist talks recruitment<br /> REGULARS<br /> 7 The Informer<br /> Top stories from across the Service<br /> 20 Need to Know<br /> Essential tips for today's personnel<br /> 47 Talkback<br <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY CALLING COLD Britis</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=4"> CONTENTS FEATURES 26 A life less troubled </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=5"> 26 38 34 We are going to </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=7"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk British troops' news a</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=8"> A taste of Army activity across the world 1</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 18 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/48042126?page=9"> 1. 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