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<br /> SOLDIER - MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> GURKHA<br /> MILESTONE<br /> WWW.SOLDIERMAGAZINE.CO.UK<br /> Troops mark 200<br /> years of service<br /> The truth about<br /> selection in Nepal<br /> 'Face-to-face with<br /> our VC hero'<br /> BOSTOCK, GULLIVER, JENKINS, MCEWAN<br /> FEBRUARY 2015<br /> DOWNHILL<br /> and DIRTY<br /> ARMY RIDERS ROCK<br /> BIKING SEASON<br /> £3.50<br /> INSIDE: adventurous training, loan service, your letters<br /> FEBRUARY 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@soldier<a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=1"> SOLDIER - MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY MAGAZINE </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=3"> SOLDIER Ordnance Barracks, Government Road, Alder</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=4"> CONTENTS February 2015 VOLUME 71/02 Picture: Gra</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=5"> 200 gurk Marking years of ha service </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=7"> british troops' NEWS asset THE INFORMER news@so</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=8"> Atasteof GLOBAL sitrep army events 1 UK MORT</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2015 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7fe7ba28?page=9"> Intelligence for the atlas? 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