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How people risk their lives on the military training estate

Cartoon from Reynolds News, 1941, showing someone picnicing in front of a line of tanks

We want people to enjoy the military training estate, but it can be a dangerous place if you don't follow the rules. There are a number of ways you can put your life at risk and here's a few of …

Maintaining the balance: Public Access versus Public Safety?

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WO1 Kevin Morris is a Training Safety Marshall.

The Defence estate includes some of the most dramatic countryside in the UK and every year large numbers of people enjoy access to it both legally and safely. But not everyone sticks to the rules with some people endangering themselves …

The MOD Access Forum: Working Together for Safe Public Access to the Training Estate

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My name is Scott Ashworth and I am an Access & Recreation Advisor based in the DIO Environmental Support & Compliance team. The MOD has a policy presumption in favour of public access wherever this is compatible with operational and …

Training and the Rain on the Plain: Working at Salisbury Plain Training Area

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I'm Major Alistair Rule and I work as one of two Training Safety Officers on Salisbury Plain. That means I'm responsible for ensuring safe and sustainable training on Salisbury Plain. My colleague mostly oversees training on the firing ranges and I deal with …