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The next step on our journey to transform accommodation services for Armed Forces families

Air Commodore James Savage stands in a formal posed image. It shows from the waist and above. He is smiling at the camera, wearing RAF uniform with an RAF flag behind him.

Our Armed Forces and their families have no real choice where they serve, or when and how frequently they move. More than 39,000 families live in military homes across the UK. Therefore, it’s vital we ensure homes of the right …

Sanctuary Awards 2021: Celebrating 30 years of achievements in conservation and sustainability

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A trophy which features a silver, metal otter with a fish in its mouth, perched atop a black square base. On the base of the trophy is a plaque which reads: 'Sanctuary Award, presented to MOD conservation officer by Otterburn Training Area, for annual presentation for the best conservation project on MOD land, 1991.

I’m Julia Powell, Head of Policy, Climate Change and Sustainability within the MOD’s new Climate Change and Sustainability Directorate. This year, I also had the challenging but exciting role of being Chair of Judges for what were the 30th annual …

British Science Week 2022: Taking on the sustainability challenge across the Service Family Accommodation Estate

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The image shows a row of terraced houses, fronted by a grass lawn with flowers in the foreground.

This week is British Science Week, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year’s theme is ‘growth’ and in DIO, we are showcasing some key projects through which we are using science and innovation to reduce the Defence …

British Science Week 2022: Using green innovation to deliver carbon efficient training accommodation

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An aerial view of the two new double storey, carbon neutral accommodation buildings at Brunswick Camp. The buildings are a light green colour, with rows of solar panels along their roofs. Surrounding the two new buildings are a range of older barracks buildings and other facilities, with roads connecting the different areas of the camp.

Today marks the start of British Science Week, a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year’s theme is ‘growth’ and in Defence, we are highlighting the ways in which science and innovation are being harnessed to grow …

Restoring and protecting Flimston Chapel for future generations

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Castlemartin Training Area, Conservation, Defence Training Estate (DTE), Landmarc
Image taken from the side of the chapel, showing the renovated brick walling. There is a stained glass window in the central part of the wall, with a cross on the top part of the roof.

I’m Kathryn Sayner, one of DIO's Historic Building Advisors. I was recently involved in a conservation project to restore Flimston Chapel. Flimston Chapel is a notable landmark feature on Castlemartin Training Area in Pembrokeshire. The Grade II listed building dates …

National Apprenticeship Week 2022: being a chartered surveyor apprentice at DIO

An F-35 lands on a runway, with the rear wheels touching the runway but the front wheels still in the air.

My name is Sam Rix and I have been working with the DIO for over three and a half years now, including various apprenticeships. I spent the first two and a half years of my career working in the DIO’s …