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<br /> SOLDIER - MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> WWW.SOLDIERMAGAZINE.CO.UK<br /> GRISTWOOD, STRAIN, HAINES, TULLIE<br /> Gunners become<br /> masters of disguise<br /> JULY 2015<br /> Preview of new Virtus body armour<br /> £3.50<br /> JULY 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 /> Acting Editor/Sports Editor<br /> Richard Long 01252 787098 (7098)<br /> rlong@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 /> Art Editor<br /<a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=1"> SOLDIER - MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY MAGAZINE </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=3"> SOLDIER Ordnance Barracks, Government Road, Alder</a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=4"> CONTENTS July 2015 VOLUME 71/07 Cover: Graeme M</a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=5"> “We should be able to operate in any climate and </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=7"> british troops' NEWS asset THE INFORMER news@so</a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=8"> Atasteof GLOBAL sitrep army events Across the wo</a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2015 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/76e9b068?page=9"> Intelligence for the atlas? 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