One of this year’s contenders, as displayed on the RAF website, where you can cast your vote [Photo credit: © Crown Copyright]

The photos were captured by the RAF’s military and civilian photographers, with nine stunning images shortlisted for the People’s Choice Image of the Year.

Commenting on this year’s entries, former Fleet Street photographer Mike Moore, one of this year’s judges, said: ‘As a fellow photographer, I would have been very proud to have taken such pictures.

‘The high-quality pictures I have seen in this competition are testament to the dedication and professionalism of RAF photographers.’

Fellow judge Martin Keene, group picture editor at the Press Association, said: ‘Brilliant photography is alive and well in the RAF.

‘Having photographs that depict the amazing work the RAF does is vital, and the photos I have seen today do just that.’

Chris Harper, chief executive of the British Institute of Professional Photography, added: ‘The RAF Photography Awards provided a great opportunity to see the huge variety of skills and knowledge within the RAF, illustrated with some stunning imagery.’

Voting closes on 6 September 2015 and the People’s Choice Image of the Year will be announced on 11 September.

To choose your favourite, visit the RAF website.