Warship's decoy flares in Med

A warship from Portsmouth has fired decoy flares into the sky as it patrols the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Stunning sunset photo of HMS Dragon

HMS Dragon patrolling the Eastern Mediterranean Credit: Royal Navy

This powerful image of Royal Naval capability was captured by Leading Photographer David Jenkins, the current Royal Navy Photographer of the year.One of the Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyers, HMS Dragon has arrived back from the Gulf and is now in the Eastern Med.

Careful planning produces stunning pictures

There are times when you take plenty of pictures and have very little to show for them. The images taken that night were as a result of some careful planning and good fortune. What is rewarding for me is that the crew are pleased with the picture because it represents the capability that HMS Dragon delivers on a daily basis.

– Leading photographer David Jenkins

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Dragon breathes fire

The Lynx helicopter fires decoy flares Credit: Royal Navy

As HMS Dragon patrols the Eastern Mediterranean her Lynx helicopter breathes fire into the sunset sky with an array of decoy flares. This powerful image of Royal Naval capability – both sea and air – was captured by Leading Photographer David Jenkins, the current Royal Navy Photographer of the year.

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