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Preparing Glen Mallan for the Royal Navy’s surface fleets

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One of the biggest projects underway across the Ministry of Defence at present is the redevelopment of the Northern Ammunition Jetty in Glen Mallan to support the Royal Navy’s surface fleet in loading and unloading ammunition.

New range lookout huts flown in by RAF and the Royal Navy on Dartmoor Training Area

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A Range Clearance hut sits on a rocky outcrop with a helicopter approaching from the rear.

Partnership shone through when a project to replace two lookout huts on Dartmoor Training Area in Devon was faced with the challenge of physically transporting the huts to their final destination at the top of two granite tors.

Preparing for a prince: Putting the finishing touches in place for the Navy's second Queen Elizabeth Class carrier

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We’ve been working hard, along with our contractor VolkerStevin, to put the finishing touches to the £30 million worth of infrastructure required to welcome the second ship into its homeport.

Take two: preparing Portsmouth for the second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier

Project Manager, Colin Efford is pictured in a hi-vis jacket and helmet. Behind him is construction work taking place at HMNB Portsmouth

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.

DIO delivers underwater rescue facility with a splash at RNAS Yeovilton

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Opening of new Dunker facility [Crown Copyright, MOD 2018]

Hi, I’m Simon Jones, DIO’s Senior Project Manager working for PPD in the South West of the UK. You would of course imagine that service personnel would be extensively trained to operate aircraft and other vehicles, but what about training …

Looking Ahead: a project update from RAF Marham

An RAF F-35B flying over RAF Marham. [Crown Copyright/MOD2016]

It’s been a while since my last blog on the progress of work we’re undertaking at RAF Marham to prepare it to be the Main Operating Base of the Royal Navy and RAF’s F-35 Lightning fleet, so this seems a …

Portsmouth Is Ready – Looking Back with Pride on DIO’s Vital Role

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HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth for the first time. [Crown Copyright/MOD2017]

I’m Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer. As you will probably have heard or seen, Portsmouth welcomed the first of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into port for the first time on Wednesday 16 August 2017 …