Safety on the MOD training estate is vitally important, and we work hard to balance the needs of the military who use it for training activities and the needs of the public who use it for recreation.
A Bidding and Allocation Management System (BAMS Online) went live across the Defence Training Estate this summer. It is a new online booking service for our Armed Forces.
Recently I was fortunate enough to be able to visit our overseas training area in Belize with Brigadier Simon Stockley and his team. Here are my impressions of our operation in Belize.
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 …
The 2019 MOD Access Forum saw attendees from various organisations learn about the public access issues affecting the MOD estate and even have a go at searching for unexploded ordnance!
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.
DIO is investing over £40 million in vital training facilities in Kenya. Read on to find out more.
Although the training estate is vital for UK Armed Forces, its also very useful for our foreign allies, who sometimes use our facilities. Find out more from Maj Tam Noble, who leads on arranging training for foreign forces.
Did you know the MOD has foresters on staff? Given that the defence estate includes 18,000 hectares of woodland, its a vital job.