Local Army Reserve Soldiers conduct night time deployment exercise confirming ability to provide immediate support to Local Authority MAC A request. The exercise took place at Lowestoft Town Inner Harbour, a known area susceptible to flooding.
Soldiers from No.1 Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, The Steelbacks took part in the exercise.
Previous training with East Suffolk Council and the Water Management Alliance required a confirmatory run-out to ensure previous skills hadn’t been lost due to lack of opportunity to practice due to COVID-19 restrictions. All personnel proved their ability to react in the timely manner required to prevent catastrophic coastal flooding within a large inhabited area.