Shark Attack' by Squadron Leader John Eklund, an RAF Reservist with 7644(VR) Squadron.
An RAF Typhoon appears like a shark from the depths. This photograph was taken from the back of a transport aircraft over a lake in the Baltic region where the Typhoons are currently deployed in the NATO Baltic Air Policing Role. Typhoons also secure the skies over the UK and the Falkland Islands to protect the Nation's airspace. In order to do this they maintain a constant 24/7 QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) force. RAF Typhoons were also deployed in support of Op ELLAMY over Libya.Sqn Ldr John Eklund is an RAF Reservist and in his military role he works for 7644(VR) Media and Communications Squadron based at RAF High Wycombe.
This year, for the first time, the RAF is asking the public to vote for their favourite image in one of the categories. The judges have selected a shortlist of 9 of the best photographs from the whole competition and the public can now vote for their favourite image. This will become the People's Choice: Image of the Year'. Voting is at:raf.mod.uk/photo-of-the-year-2014
Voters will be entered into a free prize draw when they tweet their vote for a chance to win an iPad Mini with a Red Arrows 50th Anniversary universal cover and an iPhone 5S cover. Voting opens today and closes at midnight on 27th August. The winning Photo will be announced at the Presentation Ceremony on 2nd September.
Winning Images from the RAF Photo Competition:
Each year, stunning photographs are published following the RAF Photographic Competition and the winning military and civilian photographers are named.
The Royal Air Force Photographic Competition judging has recently taken place at the RAF Museum, Hendon. The judges were; Alan Sparrow, Chairman of the Picture Editors Guild and Executive Picture Editor of the Metro; David Clapp the renowned landscape and travel photogra
HMS Trafalgar, a Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine, on transit to the fleet review
HMS Trafalgar, a Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine, on transit to the fleet review in Portsmouth Dockyard, part of the Trafalgar 200 celebrations.
In this Trafalgar bicentennial year, the Royal Navy will be at the heart of the Sea Britain 2005 programme and will be marking the occasion with a series of major public events in June/July and October. The programme is entitled "Trafalgar 200 Past Glories, Future Horizons".
The summer events in Portsmouth began with the International Fleet Review in the Solent on 28th June. Some 35 nations attended, representing every continent. This was be the largest international gathering of vessels to be reviewed by Her Majesty the Queen and included warships, tall ships, merchant ships and yachts, over 160 vessels in total.
Her Majesty the Queen, The Lord High Admiral, reviewed The Fleet from HMS Endurance, witnessed a steam past, and sail past of 300 warships, tall ships and private yachts. There was also a contemporary element of informality to this event given by the focus on youth.
This image was submitted as part of the Peregrine 06 Photographic Competition.
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