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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS)

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A Challenger 2 tank firing from its main turret, on a large grassy field.

I'm Kate Harrison, Finance Director at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada. The UK Armed Forces have trained here since 1972, so my visit with …

Worldwide workforce - meeting DIO staff across the globe

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Canada, DIO Brunei, Energy, Engineering, Falkland Islands, Working at DIO
Lucy Bogue standing with four female staff members in front of a building.

I am incredibly proud to work for Defence and especially for DIO, an organisation that employs some 5,500 people, of which around 600 are overseas. One of the greatest privileges I have as Chief of Staff is seeing first-hand how …

Managing the Overseas Estate: the importance of local staff

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A LEC from Belize working on some plumbing. [Crown Copyright]

Hi, I’m Brigadier Simon Stockley and I’m responsible for the provision of infrastructure to support our personnel in their bases overseas, while simultaneously providing Defence training facilities in the UK and around the world. Today I wanted to take the …