We have been told that the Defence College are losing a proportion of our trainees on open-ended "flood defence duties" based in Berkshire.
A thought occurred to me. The South West has been in dire straits for over six weeks now and to be frank, not a lot of help had been forthcoming from the government in that time.
However, now that areas of Berkshire, Surrey etc. have found themselves in a similar situation, all the stops seem to have been pulled out.
I watched with interest a TV news interview with an inhabitant of the village of Wraysbury yesterday complaining that it had taken a whole four hours before any assistance had arrived, in the shape of a detachment of naval personnel armed with rugged transport and sandbags.
Perhaps the South West might be compared to New Orleans when it comes to national priorities?