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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> JULY 2009 £3.50<br /> www.soldiermagazine.co.uk<br /> <br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> inthisissue JULY 2009 Vol 65/07<br /> 23 Equal partners<br /> Gay troops hail Army's strides in diversity<br /> 29 Home from home<br /> Revamped Servicemen's club opens its doors<br /> 32 Young guns<br /> Cadets' skills point to a bright future<br /> 34 Battling back<br /> How Britain and the US help their wounded<br /> 41 A problem shared<br /> Welfare policies making soldiers' lives easier<br /> 44 Haven for heroes<br /> Jersey couple offer up free island getaways<br /> 49 Citizen soldiers<br /> Remembering National Service 50 years on<br /> 52 Forward footing<br /> Op Entirety brings fresh focus to Herrick<br /> 54 Theatrical dramas<br /> Rural Norfolk provides ace Afghan training<br /> 56 Ranked<br /> <a title="SOLDIER JUL 2009 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e0bfda79?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY JULY</a> <a 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