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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> FLOOD FIGHTERS<br /> TROOPS TO THE RESCUE ON HOME SOIL<br /> Boxers braced<br /> for victorySpecial observers<br /> in hostile territoryWin a £360<br /> helmet-cam<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@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 /> Art Editor<br /> Tudor Morgan 01252 787100 (7100)<br /> tmorgan@soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> Designer<br /> Maddie Marchment 01252 787101 (7101)<br<a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY FLOOD FIGHTERS </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=3"> SOLDIER Ordnance Barracks, Government Road, Alder</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=4"> CONTENTS March 2014 VOLUME 70/3 Picture: Graeme </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=5"> 32 There is no restriction on age, we want the b</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=7"> british troops' NEWS asset THE INFORMER news@so</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=8"> GLOBAL sitrep A TASTE OF ARMY NEWS FROM AC</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2014 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cf0a1bd?page=9"> Intelligence for the atlas? 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