Dramatic 'Fireball Flyers' wins British Army's 2014 photo competition

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Dramatic 'Fireball Flyers' wins British Army's 2014 photo competition
An Army Air Corps Apache from the display team wowing crowds at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
The display uses pyrotechnics to simulate some of the firepower that the helicopter uses and finishes with a grand finale fireball hover. (Photo: Cpl Jamie Peters, MOD)
12th Mechanized Brigade train on the plains of Canada at the British Army Training Support Unit Suffield. (Photo: Sgt Paul Morrison, MOD)
Live firing with 20 Armd Bde in Germany. (Photo: Cpl Dean Docwra, MOD)
1st Battalion Scots Guards (1 SG) and the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (1 R WELSH) part of the he King's Royal Hussars (KRH) Battle group, attacking the village of Hettar during Ex Prairie Tempest. The last phase of Ex Prairie Storm 2 using TES kit in British Army Training Area Suffield (BATUS), Alberta Canada. (Photo: Sgt Mark Webster, MOD)
Junior Soldiers marched past the Head of the Army, General Sir Peter Wall at their graduation parade at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate.

More than 550 junior soldiers and staff from Cambrai, Peninsula, Alamein and Burma companies took part in the parade at Uniacke Barracks in front of over 4,000 relatives and friends. The parade of seventeen-year-old students from two intakes joined the college in Penny Pot Lane in September last year and March this year. The parade is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour held in London. (Photo: Sgt Paul Morrison, MOD)
12th Mechanized Brigade train on the plains of Canada at the British Army Training Support Unit Suffield. (Photo: Sgt Paul Morrison, MOD)
Army Downhill Team mountain biker Chris Borrowdale flies over the doubles during a practice run for round 5 of the Pearce cycles race series at Kinsham August 2014. (Photo: Cpl McAllister, MOD)
Cpl Fisher, aged 25 from Hereford, part of the Medical Section in the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry (RMLY) an Army Reservist. Seen on Ex in Salisbury Plain. (Photo: Sgt Russ Nolan, MOD)
The business end of a Challenger 2 tank, at Hohne firing ranges, Germany. (Photo: Cpl Dean Docwra, MOD)
Today, 10/06/2014, the 93rd birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh was celebrated in York in ceremonial style.

Soldiers from the Army’s “Yorkshire Gunners” fired a 21-gun Royal Salute over the River Ouse from Museum Gardens in a traditional military ceremony. (Photo: Sgt Paul Morrison, MOD)
Cpl Jim Smith, from 299 Para Sqn RE, waits for instructions on radio before breaching a minefield whilst on Ex Airdrop Warrior. The Ex was on Salisbury Plain with 100 British & 20 US Airborne troops honing their skills on an Airborne exercise. (Photo: LCpl Chapman, MOD)
Lt Lane reading a grave stone inscription of a Kings Royal Irish Hussars soldier at a cemetery in Normandy. (Photo: Cpl Dean Docwra, MOD)
QRH Inter Sqn Boxing night. (Photo: Cpl Dean Docwra)
Today, 15/08/2014, the RDG's exercised their Freedom of the City through York. (Photo: Sgt Paul Morrison, MOD)
Army women boxer LCpl Alanna Audley-Murphy (RLC), will be representing Northern Ireland at Women’s Lightweight 57-60kg at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, SECC, Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre on Wednesday 30th July 2014. Alanna was given a bye in the opening round and was up against Valerian Spicer DMA in the quarter-final which she won on a split decision, which sets up a semi-final fit on Friday 1st August 2014 for a spot in the Gold medal final. Reaching the Semi-finals guarantees a bronze medal. (Photo: Graeme Main)
Corporal Dean Docwra (26) from Camberley, Surrey, a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer for the Queens Royal Hussars in Germany has scooped the top amateur photographic prize at this years Army Photographic awards. 

Dean who has won the best port folio catagory as well as the best soldiering image, has been a keen photographer for eight years when he got his first digital camera at age 17.

"The hardest part was going thorugh over a thousand images to find the shots to enter" said Dean. "I was so surprised to hear I had won, and I am spurred on to enter more competitons". (Photo: MOD)
Portrait of Cpl McAllister (RLC). (Photo: MOD)
Portrait of Cpl Jamie Peters. (Photo: MOD)
Portrait of Graeme Main. (Photo: MOD)
LCpl Ian Chapman from Hull, member of 299 PARA Sqn Royal Engineers. (Photo: MOD)
Army Photographer of the Year 2014 Sgt Paul Morrison. (Photo: MOD)
Portrait of Sgt Gary Kendall. (Photo: MOD)
Portrait of Sgt Nolan. (Photo: MOD)
Today, 29/05/2014, hundreds of soldiers from all over the UK raced around the city of York and North Yorkshire in a national sporting event. 

Twenty-nine teams of men and women took part in the fifteen-stage ‘Race the Sun’ challenge including a team of Dutch Marines. From sunrise they ran, cycled, marched, swam and kayaked over 182 miles of North Yorkshire’s most scenic roads, forests, rivers and lakes completing the course before sunset. (Photo: Sgt Paul Morrison, MOD)


The British Army this week released the results of its annual military photo competition and the images are stunning. According to the Daily Mail, Jamie Peters, an army corporal, won the Best Overall Image with his captivating shot of an Apache helicopter flying away from a large explosion. The photo, 'Fireball Flyers,' was snapped at an air show, The Telegraph reports.

Voting was open to the public and conducted on Facebook. Peters' photo amassed 1,671 Likes to propel it to a narrow victory. Above, click through the slideshow and see all of the dramatic images from the competition along with portraits of the men behind the cameras who shot them.

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