From Selfies to Ceremonies – ACSSU In Action
The TG14 (Photo) Air Combat Service Support Unit (ACSSU) provides an effective and responsive capability, both deployed and within the UK, for operational photographic and video support within the RAF and the wider Defence community.
With RAF100 celebrations in London closing out the summer, the ACSSU then turned its attention to running the annual RAF photographic competition. The RAF Photographic Competition has been established to promote the image and reputation of the RAF through the medium of photography and video, plus encourage and develop high standards in all styles and disciplines of military photography.
In the annual RAF Photographic Competition 2018, the ACSSU won 1st prize with their portfolio of imagery, with individuals taking 1st prize in five other categories.
In 2018 ACSSU personnel have deployed on several exercises including Falcon Stack, Joint Horizon and Saif Sareea 3.
Operationally they have deployed to Operation Biloxi to support Typhoon Aircraft in the ongoing NATO mission on Baltic Air Policing, Operation Newcombe supporting the logistics for the French military in Mali, and Operation Morlop, part of the clean-up and investigation in Salisbury following the chemical attack.
The ACSSU has also provided one person to 83 Expeditionary Air Group based in the Middle East as part of the ongoing mission throughout the region to combat Daesh.
In addition, they supported Defence by showing the extensive preparation for Exercise Saif Sareea 3 and covered the RAF100 Joint Graduation at RAFC Cranwell.
All images captured by ACSSU personnel