In pictures: Navy photographer of the year named

Petty Officer Weir's image of a Lynx test firing. Picture: PA/PO Weir
Petty Officer Weir's image of a Lynx test firing. Picture: PA/PO Weir
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Royal Navy photographers who deploy with warships and commando units worldwide have been recognised for their “talent, dedication and creativity” at an awards ceremony.

The Royal Navy photographer of the year 2013 was named at the Peregrine Trophy Awards, held at the Royal College of Art, London, as Leading Airman David Jenkins.

And the Peregrine Trophy, awarded to the unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints was Petty Officer Sean Clee.

The winners were congratulated by the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas.

A navy spokeswoman said: “Joining up as any other rating into a particular trade such as logistics, engineering or warfare specialists, the sailors work hard to excel at their chosen field before being accepted into the elite photographic branch.

“The select few then work with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines on deployments anywhere in the world - from Antarctica to Afghanistan, from the UK to the Far East - taking pictures of maritime operations, personnel at work and demonstrating all aspects of service life.”

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