I’ve been running Operation Nightingale archaeological digs now for more than ten years. It’s an initiative to assist the recovery of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans by getting them involved in archaeological investigations. It’s always a real …
DIO Senior Historic Adviser
The element of secrecy and security that surround most Ministry of Defence sites lends them an air of mystery. A result of this is that many of them are also associated with urban myths – some more believable than others.
Today, marked the official launch of my new book on 'Exercise Beowulf' which covers years of excavation work at Barrow Clump.
Archaeology in DIO is unique compared to any other organisation. The MOD owns about 1% of the UK mainland and is responsible for preserving, protecting and maintaining 777 Scheduled Monuments.
Hi, my name is Richard Osgood and I'm the Senior Archaeologist at DIO. Today I'll be blogging about the team of military veterans, service personnel and volunteers from Wessex Archaeology and Breaking Ground Heritage who helped to unearth the excavation …
Hi, I’m Richard Osgood and I’m DIO’s senior archaeologist. Part of DIO’s role is to look after the MOD estate and we do a lot of work to preserve and protect monuments and sites of historical and scientific interest. Last …
People may not realise that as part of DIO’s duty to look after the MOD estate, we do a lot of work to preserve and protect monuments and sites of historical and scientific interest. My name is Richard Osgood and …
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’re bound to have heard something about War Horse. It started life as a children’s book by Michael Morpurgo, about the wartime experiences of a horse named Joey …
Last summer, participants on Operation Nightingale recovered the remains of Spitfire P9503 on Salisbury Plain. This was part of a project to provide two case studies of best recovery practice to English Heritage. The second of these recoveries is taking …
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- No Mow May at RAF St Mawgan: the best excuse for not mowing the lawn! 6 September 2022
- Excavating a 2,500-year-old Iron Age hill fort 31 August 2022
- Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) 19 August 2022
- DIO’s Respect the Range campaign takes to the beach 9 August 2022