Blue Monday? Here’s Some Military Inspiration To Take The Edge Off Your Blues
Find some inspiration on Blue Monday with these bluish military photographs
Today is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year, when the weather, financial pressures and the end of the holidays can get us down.
The date is calculated using an equation that takes into account weather conditions in the northern hemisphere, number of days after Christmas and paydays.
Critics might point out that Blue Monday is likely a media invention, as it originated from a travel company campaign more than a decade ago, and that most people cope just as well at this time of year but medical professionals say the concept has some merits as the winter months can take their toll on mental health.
Take a moment for yourself today, put your feet up with a cup of something warm and enjoy this collection of blue photos showcasing the best of Britain's Armed Forces photographers to lift your spirits and gain some inspiration.
One of the world’s top aerobatic teams, The Red Arrows, are renowned throughout the world, acting as ambassadors of Great Britain with their breathtaking displays.
The sun sets on a Tornado F3 of the Quick Reaction Alert Force based at Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC) in the Falkland Islands in 2007.
A Warthog Armoured Vehicle is silhouetted in the early morning Afghanistan sun in July 2011.
Pictured below a diver is captured during a leisure dive for members of HMS Cornwall's ships company, during a break in operations in Oman.
Action Stations: Operations Room staff onboard destroyer HMS Edinburgh are pictured during an exercise in 2011.
Climbing through mysterious ice chambers Royal Marines explore the stunning beauty of Antarctica.
United Nations troops rush towards a Whirlwind HAR.10 helicopter of 84 Squadron based at Akrotiri, Cyprus in October 1977.
A member of the British Army training team from 39 Engineer Regiment, The Corps of Royal Engineers in Somalia on Operation Tangham.