Top: Prince William joins soldiers from the Household Cavalry to help sand bag protect Datchet Green petrol station from the rising flood waters of the River Thames; 2nd row left: Sandbags being unloaded in Gloucester by Royal Marines from 40 Commando; right: Soldiers are from C company, The Royal Ghurka Rifles, have put up a dam in a to redirect water away from housing into fields in Staines; 3rd row: A Ghurka putting up a dam in Staines; 4th row left: Royal Marines from 40 Commando distributing sandbags on Alney Island near Gloucester; right: Royal Marines from 40 Commando shore up flood defences of properties on Alney Island near Gloucester; 5th row: Prince Harry with soldiers of the Household Cavalry helping sand bag protect Datchet Green petrol station; 6th and bottom rows: Soldiers from 4th Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh fill sandbags for Tewkesbury Council in Gloucestershire [Pictures: Leading Airman (Photographer) Rhys O'Leary, Corporal Richard Cave RLC and Richard Watt, Crown copyright]
Personnel from all 3 services providing flood relief in affected parts of the UK.
Princes William and Harry have joined soldiers from the Household Cavalry to help sand bag protect Datchet Green petrol station from the rising flood waters of the River Thames.
Royal Marines from B Company 40 Commando have been shoring up the defences of Alney Island near Gloucester where a severe flood warning has been issued indicating a possible risk to life.
The Commandos from Norton Manor Camp in Somerset helped civil agencies distribute 4,000 sandbags to the residents in vulnerable, high-risk areas.
The Marines will be joined in Gloucestershire by 100 troops from 43 (Wessex) Brigade, who are being sent from Tidworth in Wiltshire to join the relief effort.
Soldiers from the Wiltshire-based 4th Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of 43 (Wessex) Brigade, with 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh attached from 12 Mechanised Brigade, were sent from Tidworth to help fill sandbags and assist the people of Gloucestershire.
Over a 2-hour period they filled nearly 3,000 sand bags which will be used by Tewkesbury Council in their flood defences.
And soldiers from C company, The Royal Ghurka Rifles, have put up a dam to redirect water away from housing into fields in Staines.
In addition, a further 1,060 sailors and Royal Marines from across the Senior Service are on standby to intervene should the Government’s COBRA emergency committee require them.