We happened to be in the area on a routine exercise when we got the call yesterday afternoon. We are now using our equipment to enhance that of the Environment Agency and we are ready to assist when required.
Being from the south west myself, I am very happy to be down here, supporting local residents in any way that we can.
The weekend also saw reservist soldiers of 7th Battalion The Rifles join members of the Royal Navy from HMS Sultan and HMS Collingwood as they manhandled over 6,000 sandbags to dam a roadway in Windsor.
And in Reading, the reservists teamed up with members of Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to dam a breach in the Kennet and Avon Canal that threatened an electrical substation.