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<br /> SOLDIER<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> SNOW ESCAPE<br /> BOARD MEETING BOOSTS MORALE<br /> INSIDE: CGS REPLIES TO RANKS<br /> EX DYNAMIC VICTORY WARWICK DAVIS INTERVIEW JANUARY 2012 £3.50<br /> <br /> SOLDIER<br /> in this issue<br /> 29 Giveaway gratitude<br /> A word of thanks from the team at Soldier<br /> 31 Plain schemers<br /> Exercise showcases scope of training unit<br /> 35 Big deal<br /> Diminutive star's popularity hits new heights<br /> 38 Dynamic demands<br /> Nowhere to hide for Sandhurst officer cadets<br /> 40 Taking the plunge<br /> Charity helps troops dive into civilian life<br /> 43 Combat consultants<br /> Military advisers craft clever kit for combat<br /> 47 Crime crackdown 31<br /> Ex-Serviceman's sharp lessons for teenagers<br /> 50 Top soldier talks<br /> Chief of the General Staff responds to ranks<br /> 52 Ranked<br /> Great Britain's ten worst military disasters<br /> 87 SoldierSport<br /> R<a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=1"> SOLDIER MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY SNOW </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=3"> SOLDIER in this issue 29 Giveaway gratitude A w</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=4"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=5"> SOLDIER Est 1945 – incorporating the Territoria</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=7"> THE informer BRITISH TROOPS' GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=8"> NEWS IN BRIEF SALARY STANDSTILL ARMED Forc</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=9"> On a high note: The military wives, led by choirm</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=10"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=11"> I FEEL HUGELY HONOURED THAT SOLDIERS MIGHT CH</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=12"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57f5ba68?page=13"> ALWAYS ASSUME AN ASSAILANT IS CARRYING A KNIFE. 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