‘We may be falling apart but we still keep going’: Retired servicemen’s experiences of their ageing bodies

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‘We may be falling apart but we still keep going’: Retired servicemen’s experiences of their ageing bodies. / K. Williams, Rachel; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; Evans, Adam Brian; Briggs, Jacqueline.

I: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Bind 10, Nr. 2, 2018, s. 190-205.

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K. Williams, R, Allen-Collinson, J, Evans, AB & Briggs, J 2018, '‘We may be falling apart but we still keep going’: Retired servicemen’s experiences of their ageing bodies', Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, bind 10, nr. 2, s. 190-205. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1366357

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K. Williams, R., Allen-Collinson, J., Evans, A. B., & Briggs, J. (2018). ‘We may be falling apart but we still keep going’: Retired servicemen’s experiences of their ageing bodies. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 10(2), 190-205. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1366357

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K. Williams R, Allen-Collinson J, Evans AB, Briggs J. ‘We may be falling apart but we still keep going’: Retired servicemen’s experiences of their ageing bodies. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 2018;10(2):190-205. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1366357

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K. Williams, Rachel ; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn ; Evans, Adam Brian ; Briggs, Jacqueline. / ‘We may be falling apart but we still keep going’: Retired servicemen’s experiences of their ageing bodies. I: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 2018 ; Bind 10, Nr. 2. s. 190-205.

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