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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> DECEMBER 2017<br /> £3.50<br /> HAAPSALU, PARNU, RAKVERE, VALGA<br /> I PREDICT A<br /> li r r rill t<br /> s pu pe sonne o es<br /> r<br /> LIGHTNING<br /> STRIKES<br /> ON THE PLA<br /> IN<br /> WHAT'S THAT<br /> FESTIVE DRINK<br /> DOING TO<br /> YOUR BODY?<br /> ARMY SPORTS<br /> l t t t RESULTS<br /> AWARDS<br /> IN<br /> Pub c o de d<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> FEATURES<br /> 28 Lightning strikes<br /> 12 Brigade storms Salisbury Plain<br /> 33 Border force<br /> 5 Rifles return from Estonian mission<br /> 36 Disorder dramas<br /> Officer cadets put under pressure<br /> 41 Call of duty<br /> Mobilisation drill tests Regular Reserve<br /> 44 Festive cheer<br /> Kids offer musings on military life<br /> 46 `It's different leaving now'<br /> Veterans recall life on the streets<b<a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY DECEMBER 2017 £3.50 </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=4"> CONTENTS FEATURES 28 Lightning strikes </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=5"> 41Season's greetings 33 46 </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=7"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk British troops' news a</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=8"> A taste of Army activity across the world 1.</a> <a title="SOLDIER DEC 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7213822c?page=9"> 3. 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