Corporal Jamie Peters, serving as a Combat Camera Team photographer in Afghanistan, won Best Overall Image with a photo called ‘Fireball Flyers’.
The winning shot (above) depicts an Apache helicopter flying over a large explosion during an air show. It gained 1,671 ‘likes’ on Facebook.
Commenting on the standard of this year’s awards, Command Master Photographer WO1 Will Craig said: ‘It gets better each year. The amateurs have also given us a high standard of photographs.
‘It’s been impressive. Competition has been really fierce.’
Among this year’s stars was Reservist Corporal Ian Chapman who won the Amateur Portrait category with a shot taken during an Army exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire – captured using his Nikon D300.
Chapman – who first won Army photo honours in 2007 – said: ‘The picture was taken during Airdrop Warrior.
‘I was cutting about with my camera, taking pictures of the guys on the exercise, and I snapped this one of Jim just before he and some of the other guys breached a minefield on the final attack. It was really exciting.’
Lance Corporal Dean Docwra, from Camberley, Surrey won both the Amateur Portfolio and Amateur Soldiering categories.
He said: ‘My love of photography started when I was about 16. I used to read magazines on photography and take photos on a little camera… As time has gone by, I’ve got into it more and more.’
Meanwhile, Sergeant Paul Morrison from Inverness triumphed in the Professional Portfolio section; and Sergeant Russ Nolan from Hampshire claimed top spot in the Professional Portrait category.
Last week, AP revealed how the Army’s photographic unit was saved from budget cuts.
[All photos: Crown Copyright]