A stunning photo of a helicopter hovering above a soldier has been named best overall image in the Army Photographic Competition 2018.

Guardian Angel was captured by army photographer Cpl Tom Evans, who was also named photographer of the year for his professional portfolio of images portraying military life during the past 12 months.

“Being a photographer is the best job in the army,” says Cpl Evans, who is based in Brecon, Powys. “I get to see the whole army, every trade and every cap badge and see them at work in so many exciting and varied places across the world. That gives us a unique perspective on it all.”

With more than 1,500 entries, the annual competition is open to all army personnel and captures soldiers at work and play around the world. (BBC News, 18 October 2018)

Click here for more information and to see the winning photographs.