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From trench battles to helicopter drills – amazing pics offer insight into the lives of British Army troops – The Sun

THESE dramatic photos give a frontline view of life in the British Army with stunning images of soldiers in trenches, helicopters and tanks.

The Soldiers’ Charity ABF has selected its favourite snapgs in its annual photo competition over the last five years as it appeals for entries for this year’s contest.

The chaiity's competition attracts hundreds of entries every year.

Previous snaps have offered a glimpse behind the scenes of army life, showing Britain’s soldiers at work and play.

They show both the professional and human side to the army men and women, including images of soldiers training and taking part in sports.

The top 12 entries will feature in The Soldiers’ Charity’s 2021 calendar, with first place securing the front cover.

The contest, which is in its sixth year, will have a celebrity panel of judges.

Previous judges include British explorer, adventurer and ambassador for The Soldiers’ Charity, Levison Wood, actor Tom Burke, who starred in in the BBC adaptation of JK Rowling’s The Cuckoo Calling and actor Luke Pasqualino, who starred in BBC drama Our Girl.

Brigadier Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “It has been a delight to see what the Army means to people in many different ways.

“So far, the charity has received lots of entries for this year’s photo competition and we very much look forward to seeing many more before choosing our winners.”

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity was formed 76 years ago in 1944 to ensure soldiers returning from the Second World War and campaigns such as D-Day were looked after.

Entries can be taken by professional cameras or smartphones.

This year’s contest closes at midnight on April 30, 2020.

Submissions can be made at

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