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The road to Royal Air Force Reserves

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When I was 23, I walked into a military camp for the first time in my life to be interviewed for a job as an admin assistant at the Headquarters of the Surgeon General. I was met by a large, tattooed Scottish Army Major who shook my hand and welcomed me at the start of my career ‘behind the wire’.

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 …

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.

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 …

It’s all happening at Worthy Down’s Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration

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The new flagship college building at Worthy Down

Hi. I’m Peter Riches, DIO Project Manager working on the new Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA), a £300 million tri-service facility that DIO is building at Worthy Down in Hampshire. The site here at Worthy Down is …