The Mail Online report:

The number of soldiers caught taking illegal drugs has nearly doubled in just two years –  due to the popularity of sports supplements containing banned substances.

Some 590 soldiers failed drug tests between September 2012 and September this year – up from 305 in 2011.

Defence sources suggest that all but a handful of these will have been sacked under military law.

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