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Winners of Sanctuary Awards 2020 Announced

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 …

Increasing training capabilities for the British Army Training Unit Kenya 

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Ambassador Dr Monica Juma and Ben Wallace MP stand on either side of a large sign marking the opening of Nyati Barracks, with two uniformed Kenyan soldiers and one uniformed British soldier behind them.

One of our major commitments at DIO is providing first-class facilities to support the training of our armed forces, both at home and overseas. One example is the work we’ve done with local contractors and our Overseas and Training Region colleagues to construct a new, £70-million headquarters …

Baby squirrels born on Ballykinler Training Area

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I was pleased to hear about the birth of new red squirrel kittens on the Ballykinler Training Area. For the past five years Belfast Zoo has been working together with DIO as one of the organisations involved with the red squirrel breeding programme to protect and help red squirrels adapt to the wild across forests in Northern Ireland.

Upgrading the Defence Training Estate with carbon efficient accommodation

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Eight men stand, socially distanced, outside a single storey green building. The foreground is bare earth, unlandscaped, with a path leading to the building. Four of the men are wearing military camouflage uniform, the others are dressed in dark suits.

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).