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<br /> SOLDIER<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> ELECTRONIC<br /> EVOLUTION<br /> TROOPS IMMERSED<br /> IN NEW TECHNOLOGY<br /> GAMING GLORY<br /> VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD<br /> BOOSTS OP HERRICK<br /> MARCH 2012 £3.50<br /> <br /> SOLDIER<br /> in this issue<br /> 28 Taking on technology<br /> Kit advances aid recuperation<br /> 33 Might of the mind<br /> Thought-controlled combat predicted<br /> 35 Electronic warfare<br /> Hi-tech systems provide exhaustive ears<br /> 38 Virtual battleground<br /> Simulation prepares soldiers for theatre<br /> 40 Gurkha guarantee<br /> Troops stamp quality on new training task<br /> 44 Stable situation<br /> Moving day for The King's Troop<br /> 46 Steed signals 38<br /> Horse connection harbours hope<br /> 49 Ranked<br /> Greatest escape and evasion efforts<br /> 87 SoldierSport<br /> Regulars<br /> 7 The Informer<br /> 19 Reserves round-up<br /> 53 Talkback<br /> 64 Bullet<a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 1" 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href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=9"> WE HAVE WON IT FOR 28 YEARS BUT WE CANNOT AFFORD </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=10"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=11"> THERE ARE NO DISTRACTIONS; THEY GET UP, HAVE</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=12"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=13"> IT WAS LIKE A MIRACLE WHEN THE HORSE LIFT</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=14"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=15"> IT WAS MY FIRST TIME BOXING AT 60KG AND I FELT A </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=16"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=17"> THIS SHOWS THE VALUE OF POP</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=18"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=19"> RESERVESROUND-UP Surge will signal end of Servic</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=20"> 20 MARCH 2012 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=21"> WHEN WE FIRST GO IN, INFANTRY GUYS ARE NOT </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=22"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=23"> SIG IAN SARTORIUS-JONES (21) ROY</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=24"> 24 MARCH 2012 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=25"> IF WE CAN TEACH THE AFGHAN NATIONAL POLICE THE SK</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=26"> THE BIGGER PICTURE SGT Jeremy Hammond keeps a lo</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=27"> www.soldiermagazine.co.uk MARCH 2012 27</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=28"> TAKING ON TECHNOLOGY</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=29"> kit advances recuperation of troops at tedw</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=30"> Sinking feeling: Bathroom kit can be height adjus</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=31"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=32"> 32 MARCH 2012 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=33"> MIGHT OF THE MIND COULD FUTURE SOLDIERS</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=34"> 34 MARCH 2012 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=35"> ELECTRONIC WARFARE Sneaky systems bring exhaustiv</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=36"> Report: Joe Clapson Pictures: Graeme Main F </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=37"> “With our state-of-the-art equipment we </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=38"> Virtual BATTLEFIELD Games technology creates id</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=39"> success many more will follow. </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=40"> Report: Joe Clapson Pictures: Steve Dock </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=41"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=42"> >> While troops fine-tuned their new skills on Sa</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=43"> Above, Man down: A member of 10 QOGLR plays injur</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=44"> In numbers . . . moving Unit rides through St Joh</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=45"> day for The King's Troop time ahead of move to ne</a> <a 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60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=60"> 60 MARCH 2012 www.soldiermagazine.co.uk</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=61"> BODY ART BLINDNESS I AM writing in response </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=62"> Pumped up over petrol prices AS ONE half of a mil</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=63"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=64"> APPOINTMENTS Maj Gen J D Page (late Para) appoi</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=65"> on the government's strategy in Afghanistan DIB 1</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e403b6aa?page=66"> DIN 2012DIN01-004: The agency workers regulations</a> <a title="SOLDIER MAR 2012 page 67" 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