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Royal Air Force Museum exhibits winning photographs

Date Posted: 25/01/2014

The winning images from the 2012 RAF photographic competition are now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum London’s Colindale site.

Subject categories range from ‘The Operational Experience’, a category that reflects the Royal Air Force conducting vital work on operations or training in support of operations; through to the ‘Equipment’ category which gives photographers the opportunity to display their skill photographing RAF equipment. 

In excess of 1,200 images were entered in the competition.

The winning photograph

Senior aircraftman Graham Taylor of RAF Coningsby was awarded RAF Photographer of the Year for 2013.

His portfolio includes shots of the RAF’s Typhoon aircraft on Quick Reaction Alert at sunset and by starlight, showing the aircraft ready to launch in defence of the UK 24 hours a day.

The Photograph of the Year, entitled Shard (pictured), shows a Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham on patrol over London, with the iconic Shard building in the background. The Tornado was used as part of the air security plan over the Olympics last year and has also seen action over Libya and Afghanistan recently.

The photographs will be on display at the museum until 28th April.

School trips to the RAF Museum

Entry to the Royal Air Force Photographer of the Year Exhibition and the museum is free for school groups and teachers.

Teachers can choose from self-guided visits or choose from the museum’s school activity programme.

For further school trip information visit

Photo credit: UK MOD Crown Copyright 2013.

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