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Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore deployed to Doncaster in South Yorkshire to help with flooding

Rutland based soldiers have returned home from support efforts to protect parts of flood-hit South Yorkshire.

About 90 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment were part of a 200 strong contingent that deployed to Doncaster in the early hours of Wednesday morning following a request from the civilian authorities for military support.

Based at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore, the 2nd Battalion is currently part of three UK Standby Battalions held at readiness, prepared to respond to UK contingencies and emergencies.

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