Pictures show RAF Chinooks at work in Doncaster last night following floods

These pictures show how the RAF joined the flood relief effort in Doncaster

Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 10:01 am

The RAF Chinook mk6a helicopter airlifted stones to help strengthen flood defences around Bentley overnight on Sunday.

They were called upon to move tonnes of aggregate to provide a raised access at Bentley Ings to allow an Environment Agency field team to shore up the flood defences.

Overall 40 tonnes of aggregate was moved in 10 shuttles.

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Description: RAF Odiham Chinook Force has been called in to help an area in Doncaster by moving tonnes of aggregate to a cut off spit of land to shore up flood defences and improve drainage

Pictured here: Chinook Mk6a approaches with load.

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Photographer: Cpl Rob Travis RAF
Description: RAF Odiham Chinook Force has been called in to help an area in Doncaster by moving tonnes of aggregate to a cut off spit of land to shore up flood defences and improve drainage Pictured here: Chinook Mk6a approaches with load. © MOD Crown Copyright 2019 Photographer: Cpl Rob Travis RAF

These pictures were taken on the scene by Cpl R Travis, from RAF Odiham.

Description: RAF Odiham Chinook Force has been called in to help an area in Doncaster by moving tonnes of aggregate to a cut off spit of land to shore up flood defences and improve drainage Pictured here: Chinook Mk6a approaches with load. © MOD Crown Copyright 2019 Photographer: Cpl Rob Travis RAF
Description: RAF Odiham Chinook Force has been called in to help an area in Doncaster by moving tonnes of aggregate to a cut off spit of land to shore up flood defences and improve drainage Pictured here: Chinook Mk6a approaches with load. © MOD Crown Copyright 2019 Photographer: Cpl Rob Travis RAF
Description: RAF Odiham Chinook Force has been called in to help an area in Doncaster by moving tonnes of aggregate to a cut off spit of land to shore up flood defences and improve drainage Pictured here: Chinook Mk6a approaches with load. © MOD Crown Copyright 2019 Photographer: Cpl Rob Travis RAF