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Focus on RAF 100

Photo: 'Remembrance', taken by Cpl Tim Laurence. (Crown Copyright)

 

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.

Another of the nine photographs that appeared on the ‘Peoples’ Choice’ category short-list was ‘Perfection’ taken by Sgt Paul Oldfield. The image shows two Typhoon GR.4s from the RAF Typhoon Display Team, 29 Squadron, performing a dynamic crossover on their arrival at the  Cosford Air Show. (Crown Copyright)

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