Five Years Ago.... (4) by fishers

Five Years Ago.... (4)

December 2015, and it suddenly becomes very noisey over the city centre as an RAF Chinook helicopter is hard at work moving equipment to help combat the flooding.

Here it lifts away from the roof of the River Foss flood gate control centre having delivered equipment there.

For some days this helicopter was used in several parts of the country assisting with heavy lifting to combat floods.

One friend was most annoyed with the media describing this as an army helicopter. The lifting in York was from an army base, but this is RAF owned (he was in the RAF).

Ian
lovely capture
December 29th, 2020  
Great shot. Great and sad memories.
December 29th, 2020  
Great capture
December 29th, 2020  
Super capture
December 29th, 2020  
Neat capture
December 29th, 2020  
Neat picture. has it been used for the same purpose since.
December 29th, 2020  
Great capture
December 29th, 2020  
Great capture of this impressing helicopter.
We had an advised limmited of visitors . Traveling is possible.
December 29th, 2020  
A great shot of this hard working helicopter. That sky still looks full of rain, tough time for York. Fav.
December 30th, 2020  
Fascinating watching your history tour and realising similar things are currently happening. Smiled at the Army v RAF comment from your friend! Hubby was in the Army, son was in the RAF cadets.....makes for some lively teasing!
December 30th, 2020  
Brilliant action shot of this helicopter
December 30th, 2020  
@pdulis @sangwann @carolmw @craftymeg @seattlite @bruni @bkbinthecity @pyrrhula @pattyblue @casablanca @ninaganci

Thank you all for your lovely comments and fav, they are very much appreciated.

Fortunately since 2015 flood events in York have not been as bad and there has not been the need for military help, but other parts of the country have suffered severe floods and the military have provided support.

I have no memory of what happened at Christmas and New Year in 2015 - just the floods in between!

Ian
December 30th, 2020  
Looks impressive!
January 2nd, 2021  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna - it is impressive to see these big machines hard at work.

Ian
January 3rd, 2021  
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