Saturday, 12 October 2013

Great shooting, soldier: Army photographers capture stunning images from Afghan frontline

A SOLDIER from the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) cleans his weapon after an early morning patrol in Afghanistan.The striking image of Private Ross Cunningham is one of one of an award-winning series of photographs by Corporal Jamie Peters, 34, of the Royal Logistic Corps.

This year's Army Photographic Competition saw troops swapping their guns for cameras to give stunning insights into life on the frontline.

Many of the snaps which have gone on show at the National Army Museum in London feature the highs and lows of life in the Afghan war zone.

Corporal Peters, from Jedburgh, won prizes for best overall Image for the portrait of his fellow Scot and best professional portfolio.

The black and white picture called 'Celtic Warrior' was taken at Shawqat camp in Helmand Province as troops returned from an Afghan National Army checkpoint.

Delta Company, 1 SCOTS based at Shawqat trained and mentored members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) to help them prepare to take over their own country's security when Nato troops pull out next year.

They were deployed in September last year and returned to Edinburgh's Dreghorn Barracks in April.See more photos   HERE