Wattisham Apache wins Army photographer the ‘people’s prize’

An Army Air Corps Apache from the display team wowing crowds at the Royal International Air Tattoo was a winner for Cpl Jamie Peters RLC ANL-140810-151654001
An Army Air Corps Apache from the display team wowing crowds at the Royal International Air Tattoo was a winner for Cpl Jamie Peters RLC ANL-140810-151654001
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A spectacular picture of one of Wattisham’s Apache attack helicopters hovering in front of a fireball was voted by Facebook users to be the Best Overall Image in the Army’s annual photographic competition, it was announced today.

The vote was new this year and the picture by Royal Logistical Corps photographer Corporal Jamie Peters, left, topped the poll with 1,671 likes, beating ‘Armed and Dangerous’ by Steve Dock with 1,595.

Cpl Jamie Peters. ANL-140810-151706001

Cpl Jamie Peters. ANL-140810-151706001

Jamie, from Jedburgh, said: “I was pretty happy when I found out I’d won. It’s a good feeling that lots of people enjoyed my image more than the other ones.”

The picture was taken at the Royal International Air Tattoo, where the Apache display team used pyrotechnics to simulate the Apache’s firepower and finished with a grand finale fireball hover.

Command Master Photographer WO1 Will Craig, Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), who organised this year’s competition, said of the entries: “We’ve seen a very high standard again, especially on the professional side. It gets better each year.”