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<br /> Ceremonial<br /> STEEDS<br /> Making of a<br /> MASCOT<br /> ANTIS, BUSTER, GANDER, TICH<br /> DOGS<br /> OF WAR<br /> Combat canines showcase new kit<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> FEBRUARY 2017 £3.50<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> Picture: Graeme Main<br /> FEATURES<br /> 20 Ringing the changes<br /> Latest restructuring plans revealed<br /> 42 Hard won lessons<br /> Ex-officer on landing TV gig<br /> 44 Listening to the vital signs<br /> Earpiece monitor offers heads up on health<br /> REGULARS<br /> 7 The Informer<br /> Top stories from across the Service<br /> 47 Talkback<br /> Ruminations from the ranks<br /> 53 Bullet Points<br /> Troops' intelligence assets<br /> 61 Reviews<br /> Kit, movies, books and<br /> music to fill your downtime<br /> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=1"> Ceremonial STEEDS Making of a MASCOT ANTIS, BUST</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=4"> CONTENTS Picture: Graeme Main FEATURES 20 Ri</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=5"> There are no plans to get rid of 42 any cap badg</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=7"> BRITISH TROOPS' NEWS ASSET The INFORMER Rea</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=8"> A taste of Army events across the world GLOBAL</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=9"> 1. UK 6. FRANCE 2. MOROCCO 3. SIERRA LEONE 4. </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=10"> “I believe I can become a champion” – Boxer's tit</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=11"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Attenti</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=12"> “She saved my life – she's just good company” – D</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=13"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Picture: Sgt Jamie Pe</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=14"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=15"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk ON COURSE AT WARMI</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=16"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=17"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Picture: Graeme Main </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=18"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=19"> THE BIG PICTURE BRUNEI AIMING HIGH HOUSEHOLD </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=20"> NO SOLDIERS WILL Pictures: Graeme Main and Richa</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=21"> LOSE THEIR JOB and Africa. We will have a permane</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=22"> redistribution of personnel as a result, but no s</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=23"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=24"> The dog brings home to our lads that we are uniqu</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=25"> What makes this massive dog a good mascot? Soldie</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=26"> KELLY'S HEROES Clockwise: A young Conri enjoys</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=27"> “He is very popular and our companies request</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=28"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=29"> FORCE'S </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=30"> POOCH CANINE COMRADES Among the breeds that </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=31"> They are as well looked after as we are; they are</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=32"> A SERVICEWOMAN'S BEST FRIEND </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=33"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=34"> 34 FEBRUARY 2017 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=35"> HERE COMES Picture : Graeme Main Words: Becky Cl</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=36"> C </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=37"> Cavalry charge The regiment's annual trip to the </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=38"> THE DEFENCE ANIMAL CENTRE originally became a</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=39"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=40"> MUCKERS Words: Sarah Goldthorpe Pictures : Stev</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=41"> S HE saved my life,” ex-Roy</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=42"> Interview: Joe Clapson Picture: Sean Lewis, Spar</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=43"> www.soldiermagazine.co.uk FEBRUARY 2017 43</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=44"> I MAGINE being able to analyse exac</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=45"> c and td ivity t om It will flag up if a soldi</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=46"> Cutting-edge capability Advanced algorithms an</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=47"> Religious services have long been part of li</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=48"> 48 FEBRUARY 2017 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=49"> I was told the claim TALKBACK was not</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=50"> On the face of it the policy is attractive Get</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=51"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=52"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=53"> BULLET POINTS APPOINTMENTS Lt Gen Patrick Sanders</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=54"> Intelligence continued of morphine auto-injector</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=55"> www.soldiermagazine.co.uk JANUARY 2017 55</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=56"> 56 FEBRUARY 2017 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=57"> Notice to readers The publishers of Soldier canno</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=58"> Recruiting Now The City of Edinburgh Universities</a> <a title="SOLDIER FEB 2017 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d0389278?page=59"> Navigation Training Doing Selection? 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