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UK weather: Military personnel to help with floods

Soldiers are helping to lay down sandbags outside the Pingewood substation a few miles from their barracks in Reading - in an attempt to halt the relentless progress of flood water.

More soldiers will fill up bags from a supply of sand at Chieveley.

Lieutenant Colonel James Bryant told the BBC's Nick Beake that all the soldiers were reservists.

  • 08 Feb 2014
  • From the section UK
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