RAF News 19 Nov 2021, Edition 1524

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Royal Air Force News Friday, November 19, 2021 P16

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Simon Mander DRAMATIC PICTURES of airmen and women battling Covid at home, fighting Islamist insurgents in Mali and comforting Afghan evacuees were just some of the top shots in this year’s RAF photographic competition. And with the best nine images chosen by the judges going head-tohead in the People’s Choice category the public will get the final say on

who wins the accolade on the Service’s official Facebook page before the result is announced at an Awards Ceremony on November 25. Nearly 1,500 images and more than 50 videos were entered in the contest – which has seven categories, up from last year’s four. Imperial War Museum Senior Curator of Photography Hilary Roberts, one of the judges, said: “This year’s entries reflect the RAF’s huge contribution to British life, as well

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1st – Griffin – Cpl Lee Matthews, JADTEU, RAF Brize Norton 2nd – 0 Mach 1.6 – SAC Ben Mayfield, RAF Marham 3rd – Flying Home – SAC Dafydd Lewis, RAF Coningsby

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HC – Noctem Warrior – Cpl Tim Laurence, RAF Odiham HC – Every Little Helps – SAC Hannah Smoker, RAF Benson HC – Fred – Cpl Adam Fletcher, RAFAT, RAF Scampton

HC – Blinding Lights – Sgt Nick Howe, RAF Waddington HC – Rocket Man – LAC Jake Hobbs, RAF Cosford HC – Port in a Storm – SAC Megan Woodhouse, RAF Leeming

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1st – JADTEU, RAF Brize Norton 2nd – RAF Odiham 3rd - RAF Akrotiri HC – Photo ACSSU, RAF Halton

1. Griffin – Cpl Lee Matthews, JADTEU, RAF Brize Norton 2. Warm Welcome – Cpl Will Drummee, Photo ACSSU, RAF Halton 3. Noctem Warrior – Cpl Tim Laurence, RAF Odiham 4. Flying Home – SAC Dafydd Lewis, RAF Coningsby 5. Blinding Lights – Sgt Nick Howe, RAF Waddington 6. Mind over Matter – Cpl Lee Matthews, JADTEU, RAF Brize Norton 7. Goodnight – Cpl Babbs Robinson, RAF Marham 8. Pandemic – SAC Craig Williams, RAF Marham 9. Rocket Man – LAC Jake Hobbs, RAF Cosford

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