RAF Marham Success at RAF Photographic Competition

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The Photographic Section at RAF Marham has swept the board again this year with personnel from the base taking the top awards.

The RAF Photographic competition winners were announced on the 22nd October 2013 at an awards ceremony in London. The competition is an annual event in which all photographic sections and staffs compete in a number of categories including portrait, technical and equipment. The competition attracts over a thousand entries and the judges were unanimous in their appreciation of the very high standard, quality and diversity reflecting the range of tasks that the RAF carries out at home, overseas and on operations.

SAC Andy Masson, part of the RAF Marham Team won the RAF Equipment category and the RAF PR Image of the Year with his picture called ‘Shard’ taken over London on the Queen’s Birthday Flypast. As part of the RAF Marham Team he also contributed to the team winning the prize for the best ‘Section Portfolio’. Cpl Paul Oldfield and SAC Phil Dye from the Marham team won the Sports Photography prize and Mallet Student Trophy respectively.

Speaking shortly after the ceremony SAC Andy Masson said: “I’m very happy to have done so well as it is the last time I will be entering the competition, as I leave the RAF next year after 12 years of service. I am particularly proud of my ‘Shard’ photograph as I was a big fan of its architecture anyway but to photograph the Tornado with the Shard and London as the backdrop was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

RAF Marham’s OC Operations Wing, Wg Cdr Connor added: “The Station is extremely proud of the achievements of our photographers and the recognition they have received with these prestigious awards. As always, the standard of entries is very high, making the competition tough, and this clearly demonstrates the high levels of professionalism portrayed in their work. For RAF Marham’s team to bring back so many awards, for the third year running, is exceptional.”

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