UK Army 2012 photographic competition

From: Flight Image of the Day

A couple of images from this year’s UK Army photographic competition caught our eye. The overall winner, taken by Sgt Mark Nesbit, shows British soldiers climbing on board a Boeing CH-47 Chinook at the end of a joint mission with the Afghan army.

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Sgt Mark Nesbit/MoD/Rex Features

A runner-up, shot by Cpl Wes Calder, also features an aviation element, showing soldiers from a reconnaissance force protecting themselves from the rotorwash of a US Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion in Afghanistan.

marinesseastallion.jpgCpl Wes Calder/MoD/Rex Features