In its capacity as one of the UK Standby Battalions, two troops from A Sqn and one troop from C Sqn deployed forward to Norwich yesterday afternoon. From there they received their brief for tasking they should expect and were moved to St. Nicholas Priory CE VA Primary School in Great Yarmouth.
After taking over from the RAF Regiment the KRH soldiers worked mostly alongside Norfolk Constabulary to aid them in their operation in the local are while A Sqn HQ maintained the ops room in the school gym.
The local authorities had identified a potential flood situation caused by the tidal surge expected at high water and requested help from the MOD to assist evacuations. In the end high water passed without incident but the KRH were happy to help where possible and ensure that the safety of the residents was protected.
Late last night they returned to Norwich to bed down for the rest of the night in the reserve centre, home of 3 Royal Anglian.
Now returning home the KRH standby battalion will return to business as usual as they prepare for a regimental range package.