Royal Navy photographers recognised for their stunning shots

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''Pictured: Commanding Officer of HMS Defender, Commander Phil Nash checks the compass on the Bridge during a Stump Mast RAS trial with RFA Fort Austin.'Consent forms signed and held at FRPU(E), Portsmouth PPP-151205-133312001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''Pictured: Commanding Officer of HMS Defender, Commander Phil Nash checks the compass on the Bridge during a Stump Mast RAS trial with RFA Fort Austin.'Consent forms signed and held at FRPU(E), Portsmouth PPP-151205-133312001

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THIS week the Royal Navy recognised the talents of its hard-working ships’ photographers at the annual Peregrine Trophy Awards.

The navy has a dedicated photographic branch made up of sailors who deploy with warships and commando units around the world.

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''HMS ARGYLL conducted winching to and from there Lynx to the flight deck on 25 June 2014.''The training was conducted in preparation for her deployment in the Caribbean. PPP-151205-133248001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''HMS ARGYLL conducted winching to and from there Lynx to the flight deck on 25 June 2014.''The training was conducted in preparation for her deployment in the Caribbean. PPP-151205-133248001

The News previously featured the winners of the top categories but several snappers from the Portsmouth photographic branch also came highly commended in various awards.

Published here is a selection of the images which came highly commended.

They show all aspects of naval life, from operations on the bridge of a Type 45 destroyer to the once-in-a-life time experience of ice crevassing in the Antarctic.

The featured images were taken by Portsmouth-based photographers LA(Phot) Dan Rosenbaum, LA(Phot) Stephen Johncock, LA(Phot) Keith Morgan and LA(Phot) Simmo Simpson.

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.'A Royal Navy warship has assumed a vital role protecting the French carrier strike group�"s mission in the Middle East.''Ushering in a new era of British and French military cooperation, HMS Kent has taken up the role of anti submarine warfare commander for the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, making her responsible for protecting the carrier group from underwater threats. PPP-151205-133259001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.'A Royal Navy warship has assumed a vital role protecting the French carrier strike group�"s mission in the Middle East.''Ushering in a new era of British and French military cooperation, HMS Kent has taken up the role of anti submarine warfare commander for the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, making her responsible for protecting the carrier group from underwater threats. PPP-151205-133259001

The main image shows Lieutenant Will Barrowclough of HMS Protector exploring the ice at Rothera.

Other images show, from top to bottom: Lynx helicopter winch training on board HMS Argyll; Commander Phil Nash of HMS Defender checking the compass on the ship’s bridge; members of HMS Defender’s ship’s company boarding a US ship to take part in some damage control training; and the Duchess of Cambridge enjoying the company of veterans from the Second World War during a D-Day commemorative event in Arromanches, France.

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.'Members of Protectors Ships Company had the opportunity of a lifetime by going ice crevassing. Led by Protector's embarked Royal Marines people were lowered down 10m into the crevasse and had around an hour to explore under the supervision of the Royal Marines.''HMS Protector has returned to Antarctica for her final work period this season and will return to the UK in May 2015. ''Pictured: Lieutenant Will Barrowclough of HMS Protector exploring the ice crevasse at Rothera.''LA(PHOT) Keith Morgan''Consent held on HMS Protector. PPP-151205-133323001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.'Members of Protectors Ships Company had the opportunity of a lifetime by going ice crevassing. Led by Protector's embarked Royal Marines people were lowered down 10m into the crevasse and had around an hour to explore under the supervision of the Royal Marines.''HMS Protector has returned to Antarctica for her final work period this season and will return to the UK in May 2015. ''Pictured: Lieutenant Will Barrowclough of HMS Protector exploring the ice crevasse at Rothera.''LA(PHOT) Keith Morgan''Consent held on HMS Protector. PPP-151205-133323001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''During patrols in the Middle Eastern regions, HMS Defender's crew embarked Ticonderoga Class Destroyer, USS Philippine Sea to conduct some Damage Control Training. During the morning exercise, HMS Defender's crew were shown around the 25 year old Ship including their Damage Control Centre, before trying out the US methods for fire-fighting and damage control.'HMS Defender will continue patrols in the Gulf region before returning to Portsmouth Naval Base before Christmas.''Pictured: Members of HMS Defender join the USS Philippine Sea for some Damage Control Training.''Picture: LA(Phot) Dan Rosenbaum'HMS Defender''Consent forms signed and held at FRPU(E), Portsmouth PPP-151205-133334001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''During patrols in the Middle Eastern regions, HMS Defender's crew embarked Ticonderoga Class Destroyer, USS Philippine Sea to conduct some Damage Control Training. During the morning exercise, HMS Defender's crew were shown around the 25 year old Ship including their Damage Control Centre, before trying out the US methods for fire-fighting and damage control.'HMS Defender will continue patrols in the Gulf region before returning to Portsmouth Naval Base before Christmas.''Pictured: Members of HMS Defender join the USS Philippine Sea for some Damage Control Training.''Picture: LA(Phot) Dan Rosenbaum'HMS Defender''Consent forms signed and held at FRPU(E), Portsmouth PPP-151205-133334001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''Pictured: The Duchess of Cambridge enjoys the company of Veterans from World War II during a D-Day commemoration held in Arromanches, North France.''''Around 100 Second World War veterans have attended the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Arromanches, France.'Thousands of well wishers travelled to the popular seaside town to pay their respects to those who helped bring an end to the war in Europe.'Before proceedings got underway veterans were treated to afternoon tea with Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The veterans then marched down to the beach where so many came ashore on D-Day and in the days and weeks that followed and there they attended a Commemorative Service attended by the Duke and Duchess. PPP-151205-133222001

Highly Commended:The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of Service-related subjects''Sponsor: Calumet.''Pictured: The Duchess of Cambridge enjoys the company of Veterans from World War II during a D-Day commemoration held in Arromanches, North France.''''Around 100 Second World War veterans have attended the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Arromanches, France.'Thousands of well wishers travelled to the popular seaside town to pay their respects to those who helped bring an end to the war in Europe.'Before proceedings got underway veterans were treated to afternoon tea with Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The veterans then marched down to the beach where so many came ashore on D-Day and in the days and weeks that followed and there they attended a Commemorative Service attended by the Duke and Duchess. PPP-151205-133222001

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