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Into The Storm by Sgt Rupert Frere

‘Everyone seems to have cameras on their phones these days, so the big question is: ‘Have you taken – or can you get out and take – any good photos with a British Army theme?’ said Mr Craig. (SWNS)

Incredible photos from the Army Photographic Competition show insight into everyday life

Showing images from all elements of army life, the annual Army Photographic Competition winners have been announced.

Bombardier Murray Kerr caught cadets with shields and batons in what appears to be a simulated conflict – a sharp contrast to his snap of them sleeping in their bunks.

He scooped top prize in the Best Amateur Portfolio in the prestigious annual British Army Photographic Competition.

Murray Kerr, 45, from Glasgow, a reservist photographer of 13 years, said: ‘Taking pictures for the Sandhurst Group is such a great experience.

‘It really is a centre of excellence.

‘The officer cadets work so hard to get to climb the steps and commission into the Army; as such you always get such good photo opportunities in all weathers, night or day.’

Some 780 entries were submitted as part of the annual competition.

Other highlights included an incredible photo of a soldier’s piercing stare taken by Sgt Jonathan van Zyl, 35, an infantry soldier turned professional Army snapper.

This year, the competition also opened a new category allowing members of the public to enter their best photos of the army, too.

Called ‘Op Camera’, it gives anyone the opportunity to show their best photos of the men and women who fight for the country.

The annual competition is open to all regular and reserve personnel, staff, cadets, and contractors who work directly with the Army.

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