In pictures: The best photos of the Armed Forces in 2021

Here at Forces News, we have compiled some of the best images from across the UK Armed Forces and the wider military world in 2021.

It's been a year that has again been affected by the pandemic, but this has not slowed down the continued hard work from our military.

Images have been collected from operations all over the world, from the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth-led Carrier Strike Group (CSG21) deployment to impressive displays from the Red Arrows in the Middle East.