Forces take a perfect shot

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One of the HMS Diamond’s Wildcat helicopters can be seen conducting a test firing of her flares

These stunning photographs taken by active Royal Navy personnel have given a glimpse into the work of members of the armed forces.

PO Si Ethell captured this image of marine John Allen of Alpha Company and two others patrolling in the river at Belize 

Marines at work – including these men conducting an assault engineer concentration package in Caerwent, Wales

Sun peaking through the clouds above the HMS Monmouth as she returns to her home port of Devonport after being deployed with the UK’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth

One of a mud-covered training session for the U20s Royal Navy women’s football team in Lympstone, Devon, gives a glimpse into the work of service men and women

An unidentified desert, shows a Royal Marine riding a tank, sending up a storm of dust and sand

Royal Navy marines taking time out during a busy exercise schedule