As the country turns its attentions to the beaches of Normandy for this week’s 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, more commonly known as the D-Day landings, my focus is closer to home. I’m responsible for several of DIO’s training areas …
Portsmouth Naval Base is gearing up to become home to the HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s huge new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.
Last October, we awarded a £23 million contract to Lagan Aviation and Infrastructure to resurface the runway at RAF Northolt. We’ve now closed the runway for six months to allow the work to take place.
Nescliff Training Camp is an important military training area within the West Midlands and surrounding counties. DIO is investing £4 million into providing military personnel with new kitchen and dining areas to improve welfare facilities for soldiers who live, work and train at the camp.
Last week, I visited the Catterick Training Area to see the new urban operations training environment that has been built at Whinny Hill.
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.
In February, I attended the Bruneian Education Ministries’ Higher Education Expo to promote the multiple pathways available to local and overseas students seeking a career in engineering, specifically within DIO Brunei.
From visiting military firing ranges to supporting multi-million pound infrastructure programmes, apprenticeships at DIO can offer a unique insight into the world of Defence.
A look back at the achievements of the Army Basing Programme so far and a look ahead to what is planned in 2019.
Did you know that the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Landmarc work together to manage military training facilities across the MOD’s 190,000 hectares of UK training estate?