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.
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.
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).
In Belize, we often cope with tropical storms, flash floods, extreme weather and widespread fires, although the COVID pandemic was a new one last year! Being ready for these types of events has been crucial.
DIO Chief Executive Graham Dalton reveals his plans for 2021.
It has been a busy and challenging year for DIO. In addition to supporting the government’s wider COVID-19 relief efforts, we continued to deliver on a range of key projects and programmes for our customers and staff throughout the UK and abroad. Let’s look back at some of the year’s main achievements.
We all like to moan about the cost of our home energy and water bills, but imagine what the rising cost of these mean for an organisation as big as the Ministry of Defence.
Winter is upon us, which means a drop in temperatures, shorter days, less sunlight and darker nights. We may sleep for longer, feel sluggish and find the simplest tasks difficult to complete.
We’re also dealing with the continued impact of COVID-19 and the extended lockdown restrictions may have caused additional strain on our mental health. This combined with the change of season can affect our mental health, so it’s important that we make it a priority.
DIO is incredibly proud to hand over the new £34m submarine escape, rescue, abandonment and survival (SMERAS) training building to the Royal Navy. The SMERAS is a facility which will allow the Navy the capability to carry out essential on …
As I look back over the last 30 months, I’m struck by the progress we have made in Accommodation, responding to a number of changes and maintaining the delivery of a safe, compliant quality housing service for Service families, including …
MOD-owned land is home to some of the most beautiful and unique rural areas in the UK. Due to our ongoing conservation and partnerships with a variety of charities and specialist organisations, our land continues to offer exciting opportunities to …