he 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.
It has been a busy and challenging year for DIO. In addition to supporting the government’s wider COVID-19 relief efforts, we continued to deliver on a range of key projects and programmes for our customers and staff throughout the UK and abroad. Let’s look back at some of the year’s main achievements.
It’s that time of the year again where we’re looking for nominations for the Sanctuary Awards!
Today, marked the official launch of my new book on 'Exercise Beowulf' which covers years of excavation work at Barrow Clump.
On the 3rd December, I attended the annual MOD Sanctuary Awards and as we come to the end of the Year of Green Action, it was a great time to reflect on our responsibility to preserve and nurture our estate.
Regular blog readers will know that there is an annual cycle of archaeological excavations at the Dreamer’s Bay site at RAF Akrotiri. The Ancient Akrotiri Project team, which is overseen by DIO and led by the University of Leicester School …
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.
I started my career as a chartered surveyor in a very conventional way. I followed the advice of my tutors and applied to all ‘big six’ firms I was directed to, and so my journey began.
The Sanctuary Awards celebrates biodiversity, conservation and energy efficiency projects across the defence estate. Learn more about the 2018 winners and runners up and how they are promoting these issues.
Salisbury Plain is not only one of the military’s top training areas, it is also rich in wildlife and archaeological wonders. Read on to find out more from a DIO ecologist.