The former paratrooper is charged with murdering two men on Bloody Sunday.
He faces five further charges of attempted murder.
District judge Barney McElholm said today a final decision on a venue for committal proceedings will be taken on Monday, February 24.
Soldier F is charged with the murders of James Wray and William McKinney in Derry in January 1972.
Four of the attempted murder charges relate to the wounding of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O’Donnell.
The fifth relates to person or persons unknown.
The district judge said he would carefully consider its content before making a decision on the venue for committal proceedings.
He said there was also a date in mind for those proceedings but that might have to be changed.
The judge said he was conscious of the fact that all the main players, including the soldier and the victims’ families, were not getting any younger.
Liam Wray, he said, made that point in his letter on behalf of the families.
Mr Wray further pointed out that justice had not just to be done but be seen to be done, the court was told.The short hearing on Friday was attended by a number of relatives of Bloody Sunday victims.
The court also heard a number of extra witnesses have been agreed and more details would emerge on Monday, February 24.