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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> BALL, BREMNER, FOGLE, KNOPFLER<br /> BATTLE TO<br /> £3.50<br /> SAVE A SPECIES<br /> JULY 2017<br /> `I was a victim of sextortion' | Reserves on tour | Your letters | Reds reign at Lord's<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> It's exciting, really<br /> rewarding and worthwhile<br /> Fighting for a species – p22<br /> FEATURES<br /> 22 Battle to save the elephant<br /> Army steps up counter-poaching efforts<br /> 30 `I was caught out'<br /> Sextortion victim's scam warning<br /> 32 Blending in<br /> Reservists join the fold for Kabul mission<br /> 36 Man about Mayfair<br /> Ex-loggie's new life as a luxury jeweller<br /> 41 Hard-won lessons<br /> Former Olympian shares life lessons<br /> 42 Wounding with intent<br /> Why some troops turn to self-harm<br /> REGULARS<br /> 7 The Informer<br /> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=4"> CONTENTS It's exciting, really rewarding and wort</a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=5"> It tested everything we wanted it to Motorbike</a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=7"> Picture: Steve Dock AIming high: T</a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=8"> A taste of Army events across the world 1. </a> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3a6ae6?page=9"> INTELLIGENCE FOR THE ATLAS? 6. 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