Favourite photos of 2013 #6: Royal Navy radar operator in HMS Monmouth ops room

A radar operator in the operations room onboard Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth. Alarms sound, drills commence, monitors flash, switches are made; it seems a lot to think about all at once, but this is the constant tempo in the beating heart of HMS Monmouth; the Operations Room. There are banks of displays each showing unique information which, to the untrained eye, is a jumble of letters, numbers and lines, but to the members of the Warfare department who call the Ops room home, it enables them to fuse information together to allow the Ship to operate effectively and is their way of life throughout a 7 month deployment. © Crown Copyright 2013. Photographer: L(Phot) Will Haigh