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<br /> Box ng b eak h ough<br /> THE GLOVES ARE OFF!<br /> irtrfrrs<br /> my ace<br /> A<br /> o<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> JANUARY 2013 £3.50<br /> BOOKS . MOVIES . GAMES . MUSIC . KIT<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 /> EDITORIAL<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 /> DESIGN<br /> Art Editor:<br /> Tudor Morgan 01252 787100 (7100)<br /> tmorgan@soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> Graphic Designer:<br <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=1"> Box ng b eak h ough THE GLOVES ARE OFF! irtrfrrs</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=3"> SOLDIER Ordnance Barracks, Government Road, Alder</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=4"> CONTENTS JANUARY 2013 VOLUME 69/01 Cover picture</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=5"> 22 “This was a hard-fought area but a very active</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=7"> THE informer BRITISH TROOPS' GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=8"> WE ALL HELP EACH OTHER OUT AND AT TIMES THE </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=9"> AS IF JANUARY WASN'T GLOOMY ENOUGH, MANY PERSONNE</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=10"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=11"> I AM UP AGAINST A TOUGH OPPONENT AND IT WILL NOT </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=12"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=13"> IT WAS AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND IT IS A HUGE PRI</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=14"> I SENT A FEW CARTOONS OVER DURING THE GULF W</a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=15"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c23a4ea?page=16"> THIS IS NOT BUREAUCRACY, IT'S ABOUT LOOKING </a> <a title="SOLDIER JAN 2013 page 17" 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