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<br /> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY<br /> WWW.SOLDIERMAGAZINE.CO.UK<br /> DAVIES, DIMMOCK-WILLIAMS, FARRELL, REES<br /> 100<br /> EPIC<br /> CLASHES<br /> Army set for centennial<br /> APRIL 2017<br /> £3.50<br /> showdown with old foe<br /> FIJIAN ACE JOINS RANKS HOBBS CLINCHES TITLE BELT HOCKEY WOMEN REIGN SUPREME<br /> <br /> <br /> CONTENTS<br /> FEATURES<br /> 24 Up for the challenge<br /> Personnel perfect tank commander skills<br /> 29 On a Whinny streak<br /> Catterick facility delivers top urban training<br /> 34 Fast-tracked<br /> Light Dragoons gear up for Poland<br /> 37 Eagle down<br /> Army aviators rehearse crash response<br /> 40 Weapons of choice<br /> Small arms expert reveals top five picks<br /> 42 ‘I decided to be me’<br /> Transgender veteran on coming out<br /> 44 Hard-won lessons<br /> Shark-attack survivor share<a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=1"> MAGAZINE OF THE BRITISH ARMY </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=2"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=3"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=4"> CONTENTS FEATURES 24 Up for the challenge </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=5"> 24 29 37 76 74 We played some go</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=6"> </a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=7"> news@soldiermagazine.co.uk Edi</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=8"> A taste of Army events across the world ye</a> <a title="SOLDIER APR 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/fc3cfeaa?page=9"> 7. 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