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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY r WWW.SOLDIERMAGAZINE.CO.UK r APRIL 2010 r £3.50<br /> SOLDIER<br /> STARTYOUR<br /> ENGINES<br /> COMBAT<br /> Parachute Regiment<br /> pulls out of the pits for<br /> new Grand Prix season<br /> CASH<br /> Fu de a s o a es<br /> Armed Forces Pay<br /> Award ns de<br /> il f l t t<br /> ll t<br /> i i<br /> BRITISH LEND HELPING HAND<br /> TO CONTINENTAL COUSINS<br /> INSIDE: WIN AN XBOX 360<br /> r<br /> BOAR WAR<br /> r<br /> LORDS OF THE RIN<br /> SERVICE'S VICKERY'S HEROES OF<br /> PARENTAL CHARITY HERRICK<br /> GUIDANCE DRIVE HONOURED<br /> Triple amputee Prop star puts George Cross<br /> endorses <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY r WWW.SOLDIERMAGAZ</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=3"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY r WWW.SOLDIERMAG</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=4"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=5"> SOLDIER Est 1945 – incorporating the Territoria</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=7"> THE informer BRITISH TROOPS' GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=8"> NEWS IN BRIEF INFANTRY soldiers in the final stag</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=9"> Brits welcome Down Under gunners A TEAM of Austra</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=10"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=11"> Kit procurement defended THE MoD has backed its r</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=12"> Picture: MoD A SEARCH dog who saved lives by sni</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=13"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=14"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=15"> LT DOUGLAS DALZELL (27) </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=16"> RESOLVEU Don't Let Debt Destroy You Can't </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=17"> RFN CARLO APOLIS (28) 4TH BAT</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2010 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e15fa13d?page=18"> 18 APRIL 2010 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