Scarbrough Barracks in Doncaster will be home to 100 troops tonight as the Army arrives to help with the flooding in South Yorkshire.
The squadron from Catterick-based Light Dragoons – part of 4th Infantry Brigade – have already begun laying down sandbags in some of the worst affected areas, including Stainforth.
Meanwhile, staff at the Sandford Road barracks have been helping to create temporary quarters where the soldiers can return for meals and spend the night.
Scarbrough Barracks is among the 600-plus building stock managed by the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets Association for Yorkshire and The Humber (RFCA).
“Use of the barracks is part of an orchestrated plan by the Army and so our efforts are focused on ensuring we can help provide the troops with a comfortable base for however long they need it,” said Capt Pat Garnett, who runs the building on behalf of the RFCA.