I’ve been running Operation Nightingale archaeological digs now for more than ten years. It’s an initiative to assist the recovery of wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans by getting them involved in archaeological investigations. It’s always a real …
Salisbury Plain Training Area
MOD land is held solely for the purpose of training the Armed Forces. Managing this land to enable the military to prepare for real-life situations is a crucial part of DIO’s role.
The summer holidays are here and with lockdown restrictions easing many of you may look to explore the Defence training estate with your family and friends.
Much of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) training estate is accessible to the public, offering exciting opportunities to explore and discover some of the most beautiful and unique rural areas in the UK.
This week we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards ceremony! The Sanctuary Awards have been showcasing outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate since 1991, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals in the …
Personnel using Salisbury Plain and Nesscliff Training Areas are seeing the benefit of the early stage of a new programme to provide new carbon efficient accommodation on a number of sites. We are calling this £45m project the Net Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP).
DIO Training Safety staff are now operating drones on Salisbury Plain to monitor and record illegal behaviour and protect the public.
Today is World Environment Day and I’d like to tell you about the important role that our conservation groups play in managing and protecting biodiversity, the environment and wildlife across the Defence estate.
We have at least 3 million ash trees across the MOD estate, so managing the tree disease ash dieback is a significant objective of our sustainable woodland management and long-term forest planning. Read on to find out more.
Today, marked the official launch of my new book on 'Exercise Beowulf' which covers years of excavation work at Barrow Clump.