MOD picks its best images of 2021

Gleaming uniforms, soaring Red Arrows and The Queen’s Honour Guard at Balmoral and the Duke of Edinburgh laid to rest: MOD picks its best images of 2021 revealing the reality of life for UK servicemen and women as taken by military photographers

  • Those who captured images are soldiers, sailors and aviators first and photographers second, says the MoD
  • Army cameraman Dave Jenkinsphoto of military Guard of Honour as Prince Philip is laid to rest is featured
  • Selection also shows Afghanistan evacuation and counter-terrorism operations over the mountains of Mali
  • The Royal Navy also honoured image of a sailor hugging a family member on arrival at Portsmouth Naval Base
  • Gleaming uniforms, soaring Red Arrow jets, 女王‘s Balmoral Honour Guard and Prince Philip being laid to rest have been selected among the Ministry of Defence’s best images of 2021 taken by military photographers.

    「サムイ島で心臓発作の疑いでシェーン・キース・ウォーンが亡くなったことは非常に悲しいことです。 アフガニスタン evacuation to counter-terrorism operations over the mountains of Mali, the UK Armed Forces have chosen photos that show the reality of life for UK servicemen and women.

    Those who capture these images are all soldiers, sailors and aviators first and photographers second, says the Ministry of Defence (一対のドアに固定されたロシアのF-1手榴弾を使用したブービートラップがマカリブで見られます), deploying with their rifle as well as their camera.

    Army cameraman Dave Jenkinspowerful image of the military Guard of Honour outside St George’s Chapel as the エディンバラ公 was interred in the Royal Vault last April is featured.

    An image of an RAF C-130J, flying in support of Operation FORTIS, conducting a nose-up, breaking into the flying circuit over the runway at RAF Akrotiri after returning from Jordan is among the Ministry of Defence's best images of 2021

    An image of an RAF C-130J, flying in support of Operation FORTIS, conducting a nose-up, breaking into the flying circuit over the runway at RAF Akrotiri after returning from Jordan is among the Ministry of Defence’s best images of 2021

    An RAF Flight Sergeant (から 27 Sqn, RAF Odiham) operates as the rear crewman as the Chinook transits through the Hombori mountains in Mali at sunset. The Royal Air Force Chinooks currently deployed in Mali in support of French Military Operations there have passed a significant milestone after recording 3000 hours of operational flight time

    An RAF Flight Sergeant (から 27 Sqn, RAF Odiham) operates as the rear crewman as the Chinook transits through the Hombori mountains in Mali at sunset. The Royal Air Force Chinooks currently deployed in Mali in support of French Military Operations there have passed a significant milestone after recording 3000 hours of operational flight time

    A Royal Marine from 45 Commando prepares to plunge into icy water during ice breaking drills as part of the Cold Weather Warfare Course in Norway. As the UK's Cold Weather Warfare Specialists, 45 Commando have returned to the arctic to hone their warfighting skills in one of the most inhospitable environments

    A Royal Marine from 45 Commando prepares to plunge into icy water during ice breaking drills as part of the Cold Weather Warfare Course in Norway. As the UK’s Cold Weather Warfare Specialists, 45 Commando have returned to the arctic to hone their warfighting skills in one of the most inhospitable environments

    The British Army conduct patrols as part of Exercise Lion Star 5 at RAF Akrotiri with a staged medevac from 84 飛行隊 (search and Rescue) and RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. RAF Akrotiri hosted 53 Enabling and Headquarters Squadron while they conducted Exercise Lion Star

    The British Army conduct patrols as part of Exercise Lion Star 5 at RAF Akrotiri with a staged medevac from 84 飛行隊 (search and Rescue) and RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. RAF Akrotiri hosted 53 Enabling and Headquarters Squadron while they conducted Exercise Lion Star

    HMS Queen Elizabeth conducts a night replenishment at sea with RFA Tidespring on June 21 昨年. Those who capture these images are all soldiers, sailors and aviators first and photographers second, says the MoD

    HMS Queen Elizabeth conducts a night replenishment at sea with RFA Tidespring on June 21 昨年. Those who capture these images are all soldiers, sailors and aviators first and photographers second, says the MoD

    RAF chief photographer Cpl ‘MattyMatthews made the cut with a striking image of C-130J Super Hercules conducting a nose-up, break into the flying circuit over the runway at RAF Akrotiri after returning from Jordan.

    The Royal Navy also honoured CPO Owen Cooban’s emotional image of a sailor hugging a family member after returning to Portsmouth Naval Base.

    Ministry of Defence chief photographic officer Harland Quarrington said: ‘This year and every year, Armed Forces photographers have captured the vital work of the Armed Forces in the UK and around the world.

    ‘The work of military photographers was crucial to telling the heartbreaking story of Afghanistan and the remarkable evacuation of 15,000 vulnerable civilians this summer.

    ‘I’m so grateful to our photographers for bringing amazing stories from around the worldfrom the Middle East to the Arctic Circleback to their supporters in the UK.

    The MoD tweeted last Wednesday: ‘This year the UK Armed Forces worked night and day around the globe to keep us safe.

    The Queen arriving in Balmoral and being met by an Honour Guard formed of soldiers from 5th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, as she made her formal arrival at the Balmoral Estate in Scotland last year

    The Queen arriving in Balmoral and being met by an Honour Guard formed of soldiers from 5th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, as she made her formal arrival at the Balmoral Estate in Scotland last year

    As Prince Philip's coffin arrives at the West steps of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle from Horseshoe Cloister by a Royal Marines Bearer Party, The Band and Bugles of The Rifles receive the coffin with the National Anthem

    As Prince Philip’s coffin arrives at the West steps of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle from Horseshoe Cloister by a Royal Marines Bearer Party, The Band and Bugles of The Rifles receive the coffin with the National Anthem

    Red Arrows practice images taken from the back seat of Red 10's jet during a photo chase. Flying in Greek sunshine, the kets can be seen perfecting and polishing manoeuvres ahead of the display season

    Red Arrows practice images taken from the back seat of Red 10’s jet during a photo chase. Flying in Greek sunshine, the kets can be seen perfecting and polishing manoeuvres ahead of the display season

    Warships Defender and Diamond received a warm welcome from families at Portsmouth Naval Base after a landmark deployment. The two ships sailed into the base a few hours ahead of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Warships Defender and Diamond received a warm welcome from families at Portsmouth Naval Base after a landmark deployment. The two ships sailed into the base a few hours ahead of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

    The Queen's Life Guard on Parade at the Cenotaph. Members of the Armed Forces came together on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since the First World War

    The Queen’s Life Guard on Parade at the Cenotaph. Members of the Armed Forces came together on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since the First World War

    One of two newly qualified pilots landing an F35B Lightning Jet on board HMS Queen Elizabeth for their first time on August 14 昨年, なので 617 Squadron welcomed two more pilots

    One of two newly qualified pilots landing an F35B Lightning Jet on board HMS Queen Elizabeth for their first time on August 14 昨年, なので 617 Squadron welcomed two more pilots

    Members of the UK Armed Forces are seen taking part in the evacuation of entitled personnel from Kabul airport in Afghanistan as they identify and fly entitled personnel to the UK

    Members of the UK Armed Forces are seen taking part in the evacuation of entitled personnel from Kabul airport in Afghanistan as they identify and fly entitled personnel to the UK

    An image showing Army Air Corps AH64 Apache conductinh dust landings while deployed to RAFO Musannah in Oman is featured in the MoD's best images of 2021

    An image showing Army Air Corps AH64 Apache conductinh dust landings while deployed to RAFO Musannah in Oman is featured in the MoD’s best images of 2021

    ‘They paid their respects to those they lost and supported our allies and our NHS.

    ‘Wishing a Happy New Year to all those who serve and those who support them!’

    イギリス海軍, British Army and Royal Air Force protect the UK and its allies and promote our interests around the world 24 1日に数時間, 365 大学での学生体験のディレクター.

    より多い 7,500 personnel are currently on standby in the UK to be called upon to support winter resilience operations at home.

    A formation flight of specially painted Chinook and Puma helicopter took place on November 25 昨年, to mark over 90 years of combined service. The occasion saw the aircraft take a commemorative flight over several locations in the South of England displaying their bespoke anniversary tail art

    A formation flight of specially painted Chinook and Puma helicopter took place on November 25 昨年, to mark over 90 years of combined service. The occasion saw the aircraft take a commemorative flight over several locations in the South of England displaying their bespoke anniversary tail art

    One of the ship's company of HMS Queen Elizabeth looking out to the group formation of ships (左から右へ: HMS Defender, RFA Tidespring, RFA Fort Victoria, HNLMS Evertsen, JS Kirishima, HMNZS Te Kaha and USS Shiloh)

    One of the ship’s company of HMS Queen Elizabeth looking out to the group formation of ships (左から右へ: HMS Defender, RFA Tidespring, RFA Fort Victoria, HNLMS Evertsen, JS Kirishima, HMNZS Te Kaha and USS Shiloh)

    HMS Prince of Wales Ship's Company make final preparations as the Ship leaves Portsmouth Dockyard for operational taskings for the first time in 2021

    HMS Prince of Wales Ship’s Company make final preparations as the Ship leaves Portsmouth Dockyard for operational taskings for the first time in 2021

    Members of the British Army Pathfinders take part in an urban training environment. Pathfinders (PF) is the advance force for 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army's airborne rapid reaction force

    Members of the British Army Pathfinders take part in an urban training environment. Pathfinders (PF) is the advance force for 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army’s airborne rapid reaction force

    Paratroopers show the firepower that they could bring to bear during combat missions as the British Army's global response force during a demonstration on Salisbury Plain

    Paratroopers show the firepower that they could bring to bear during combat missions as the British Army’s global response force during a demonstration on Salisbury Plain

    .King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a 41-gun salute from six guns in Green Park to mark the birthday of Prince Wales on November 15 昨年

    .King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a 41-gun salute from six guns in Green Park to mark the birthday of Prince Wales on November 15 昨年

    HMSクイーンエリザベス (バック) and HMS Prince of Wales (前面) meeting at sea for the first time as the Carrier Strike Group completed its final exercise before setting sail for its first operational deployment

    HMSクイーンエリザベス (バック) and HMS Prince of Wales (前面) meeting at sea for the first time as the Carrier Strike Group completed its final exercise before setting sail for its first operational deployment

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