Military complete Yorkshire flood defence inspections

Image by Sgt Paul Morrison RLC - Cpl Aaron Dearlove, 34, from 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering inspects the flood defences on the River Esk at Egton Bridge

Image by Sgt Paul Morrison RLC - Cpl Aaron Dearlove, 34, from 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering inspects the flood defences on the River Esk at Egton Bridge

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Service personnel have played a key part in reducing the flood risk to homes and businesses across Yorkshire – and they’ve done it in record time.

The military was asked to support the work of the Environment Agency as it set about assessing hundreds of thousands of flood prevention assets across England.

Soldiers, sailors and airmen, both Reserve and Regular, were tasked with inspecting around 9,440 flood risk sites across the Yorkshire area.

 

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