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<br /> SOLDIER - MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> WWW.SOLDIERMAGAZINE.CO.UK<br /> FANNING, GREENWOOD, SCORGIE, WALKER<br /> The legacy of Afghanistan,<br /> in troops' own words<br /> JANUARY 2015<br /> £3.50<br /> JANUARY 2015 £3.50<br /> <br /> SOLDIER<br /> Ordnance Barracks, Government Road,<br /> Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2DU.<br /> All enquiries: Tel: 01252 787107 / 94222 7107<br /> Fax: 01252 787110 / 94222 7110<br /> Email: news@soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> Editor<br /> Sarah Goldthorpe 01252 787096 (7096)<br /> sgoldthorpe@soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> Assistant Editor<br /> Joe Clapson 01252 787097 (7097)<br /> jclapson@soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> Assistant Editor<br /> Becky Clark 01252 787099 (7099)<br /> rclark@soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> Sports Editor<br /> Richard Long 01252 787098 (7098)<br /> rlong@soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> Art Editor<br /> Tudor Morgan 01252 787100 (7100)<a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=1"> SOLDIER - MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY MAGAZINE </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=3"> SOLDIER Ordnance Barracks, Government Road, Alder</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=4"> CONTENTS January 2015 VOLUME 71/01 Cover: Graeme</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=5"> THE FINAL SALUTE A tribute to the British Army's </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=7"> british troops' NEWS asset THE INFORMER news@so</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=8"> Atasteof GLOBAL sitrep army events 1 CALIFOR</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=9"> Intelligence for the atlas? Brief the team now: </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=10"> “THE COMPLEXITY OF THE DAMAGE WAS NOT LIKE TYPICA</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=11"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=12"> “IT WILL SIT ALONGSIDE MY COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDA</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=13"> “I TOUCHED MY FIST TO HIS AND SAID GO</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=14"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=15"> “I WANTED TO LINK IT WITH STUFF THAT MEANT SO</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=16"> “IT TAUGHT ME WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO WORK TO THE POI</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=17"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=18"> the big picture</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=19"> > AFGHANISTAN `ENDEX' THIRTEEN years after Bri</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=20"> Picture: Cpl Ross Fernie, RLC This month  for t</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=21"> Key missions </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=22"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=23"> MISSION MEMORIES Key moments from the war in Afgh</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=24"> Sitting in a fully air conditioned cockpit and </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=25"> 20082009 OP HERRICK 7 OP HERRICK 8 OP HERRICK 9 O</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=26"> For what seemed like ages the Lt Col Sharo</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=27"> 2012 2013 2014 OP HERRICK 15 OP HERRICK 16 </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=28"> Gearing up </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=29"> Report: Steven Muncey </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=30"> “Our experience in developing this vehicle r</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=31"> Osprey body armour Introduced in 2006, Osprey rep</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=32"> Interview: Steven Muncey T HER</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2015 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5dbd2022?page=33"> 2. 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