This evocative scene, ‘Remembrance’, shows the East Kirby Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ with a crew of reenactors. Taken by Cpl Tim Laurence for the RAF100 Photographic Competition, it is a tribute to those killed flying for Bomber Command and brings to mind the daunting task faced by those crews.
The annual competition – originally established to develop the skills of military photographers – celebrates RAF achievements while commemorating the contributions of all personnel. It now aims to inspire the next generation of prospective pilots, armourers, controllers, and all roles offered by the century-old service. This year, more than 1,000 photographs were submitted, including 250 entries in the first ever amateur category – uniquely open to all-comers.
‘Remembrance’ was one of nine that made the shortlist for the ‘Peoples’ Choice’ category. To vote for your favourite image, view the nine images at https://www.raf.mod.uk/photo-of-the-year/2018/ and cast your vote.
Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 16 September with the winning image due to be announced on 20 September.