Professional Wedding, Portrait and Event Photography

Total Pageviews

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Exercise Wessex Warrior

Exercise Wessex Warrior is ran on the Salisbury Plain, within Imber Village. The Exercise was used as a training aid for 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers prior to deploying to Afghanistan. The Exercise is aimed at real life village entry and security procedures. The troops are put into the village, under certain scenarios, using interpreters from Afganistan, to deal with the local population. They are required to gain information and secure the village.

The exercise was also a bit of a challenge for me and my camera kit. Starting the attack at first light meant shooting at seriously high ISO's. Having said that, focussing was also very hard due to the major lack of light. Manually focussing fast moving objects is no easy task! Once the light came up we were away, changing exposure to go into the buildings only. 

After a quick edit, here are a small selection of the days images.

Rhythm Force 2010

The very best rock, pop and folk bands from Army Music perform some of the greatest anthems. Musicians from the Bands of the Coldstream Guards, Royal Artillery, Rifles, Kings, Scots and Parachute Regiment are joined by the Army Big Band at this, the fifth year of Rhythm Force.
Headlining the event is the iconic British rock band Status Quo, who are appearing for charity in support of the British Forces Foundation and Help For Heroes charities.
On 26 September 2010, Status Quo will release a brand new version of their classic hit "In The Army Now". All profits from this updated and lyrically-reworked version of a true fan favourite will be donated equally to the British Forces Foundation and Help For Heroes charities.
Other guests at Rhythm Force include Hayley Westenra, The Soldiers and Ray Quinn.

Help For Heroes Concert

An incredible line up of stars came together today for the biggest event of the year and a landmark in the history of entertainment, to mark the nation’s appreciation of our military heroes.
In honour of the service and sacrifice made by men and women for their country, risking everything in the line of duty, some of the biggest names in entertainment are proudly coming together in aid of Britain’s war wounded.
Stars include Alesha Dixon, Bruce Forsyth, Tom Jones, Jason Manford, The Saturdays, Kevin Bridges, Plan B, Jack Dee, Pixie Lott, James Blunt, John Bishop, Alexandra Burke, Debra Stevens, The Wanted, Rod Gilbert, Katherine Jenkins, Michael McIntyre, Enrique Inglesias, Peter Kay,
Robbie Williams (with special guest Gary Barlow)