03 December 2010

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Defence 2010: A Year in Pictures

A People In Defence news article

2 Dec 10

For the run-up to Christmas, the MOD online news team has once again picked out the images that best represent our defence news coverage over the past year.

A different image will be posted each day until 24 December 2010.

Most of the featured photographs were taken by Service or MOD photographers between November 2009 and November 2010, and relate to events and activities involving UK Armed Forces or the Ministry of Defence during the year.

Naval Airman (Survival Equipment) Adam Bland showing his excitement to be part of Exercise Glen Mallen at the top of HMS Ark Royal's flight deck ramp [Picture: LA(Phot) Gregg Macready, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010]

A Chinook helicopter bringing ramps and decking for a bridge during Operation MOSHTARAK
[Picture: Lieutenant Colonel Matt Bazeley, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010]

This picture, taken by Lieutenant Colonel Matt Bazeley, Commanding Officer of 28 Engineer Regiment, is from day four of Operation MOSHTARAK while the Manoeuvre Support Group were advancing south to link up with the Royal Welsh who had air assaulted into Loy Adera four days earlier. The Manoeuvre Support Group arrived at this stream, and, not having a bridge suitable, Lt Col Bazeley asked for a five-bay medium girder bridge to be constructed at Camp Bastion and flown forward, pre-constructed, underslung beneath a Chinook helicopter. This image shows the first Chinook bringing in the ramps and decking for the bridge which arrived shortly after.

(Source MoD here)

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