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Hundreds of military personnel remain in the South as flooding continues

A military vehicle drives through a flooded street in Surrey Credit: PA Images

Hundreds of military personnel remain in the South, helping to protect homes from the floods.

Around 100 soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers are still in Wraysbury, Berkshire, while more than 300 military personnel remain in Windsor, Datchet and Bisham, the MoD said.

In Chertsey, servicemen and women from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles and the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment have been helping place a 600-metre Aquadam flood barrier brought over from Sweden.

More than 360 military personnel continue to provide relief in Surrey, while more than 4,000 sandbags were distributed across Hampshire this morning, according to the MoD.

Kent Police said properties remained at risk of flooding in Yalding, Collier Street, East Peckham, Kingston, Patrixbourne, Elham, Bridge, Littlebourne, Bishopsbourne, Wickhambreaux, Lydd, and from Wye to Ashford.

Soldiers from 5 Scots and 36 Engineer Regiment are also working in Kent.

Lieutenant Colonel James Senior, from the Light Dragoons, said: "My soldiers are deployed throughout the region in support of the civil authorities and will be here until the crisis has abated."

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