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RAF Chinook assists Derbyshire police at Toddbrook reservoir

Posted 2 August 2019 · Add Comment

An RAF Chinook helicopter has deployed from RAF Odiham to Whaley Bridge to assist civil authorities dealing with the emergency situation at Toddbrook Reservoir.


Copyright: Royal Air Force

The RAF Chinook has already dropped approximately 150 tonnes of aggregate – a mixture of sand, gravel and stone – into Toddbrook and will continue to do so throughout the day.

This is intended to stem the flow of water into the reservoir and into other surrounding watercourses designed for this purpose.

The Chinook’s crew were also accompanied by a joint helicopter support squadron deployed from RAF Benson and an RAF Regional Liaison Support Officer. This military support was requested and provided under the “Military Aid To Civil Authorities” (MACA) process.

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