Hundreds of Royal Navy sailors from Gosport and Fareham have been drafted to help the battle against floods.
Around 100 members of the Maritime Warfare School at HMS Collingwood will join 100 Air and Marine Engineers from HMS Sultan in Gosport as part of the flood relief effort in Berkshire.
Of those 200 sailors, 100 have now moved forward to Datchet to help build a 600m wall to protect residential properties there.
The rest are taking part in a sandbag filling operation at the Chieveley Highways Depot in West Berkshire.
They currently have around 5,000 sandbags to fill, which they are doing at a rate of 1,000 an hour.
Another 15,000 are expected.