Legendary photographer David Bailey agreed to photograph troops in Afghanistan for a British magazine spread in a bid to dissuade his two sons heading from to war.
The 72 year old, who has snapped stars including Paul Weller, Sadie Frost and Dizzee Rascal, was approached to produce a picture feature for GQ magazine showing the life of troops from the U.K.
He took on the assignment and headed out to Afghanistan - and although he's full of praise for the soldiers' courage, Bailey is praying his two young sons, Fenton and Sacha, decide against joining the army.
The photographer says, "They could be going there and getting destroyed by IEDs (improvised explosive devices), shot by snipers or burnt in a helicopter."