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It really is a jungle out there - Keeping troops safe in Belize

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Alan Grant, MBE SCOTS, DIO Training Safety Officer in Belize [Crown Copyright, MOD 2018]

I am Major Alan Grant MBE SCOTS.  Currently I’m posted to Belize with DIO Range Control as the Training Safety Officer (TSO) in support of the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) and I love my job. This is …

Six ridiculous excuses for risking your life on the training estate

A Byway Open To All Traffic sign on Salisbury Plain. [Crown Copyright, MOD]

Last week we looked at some ways to risk your life on the Defence training estate. When we catch people ignoring the rules, they use a variety of excuses for their actions. Here's a countdown of some of the more ridiculous we’ve come …

How people risk their lives on the military training estate

Cartoon from Reynolds News, 1941, showing someone picnicing in front of a line of tanks

We want people to enjoy the military training estate, but it can be a dangerous place if you don't follow the rules. There are a number of ways you can put your life at risk and here's a few of …

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 …

Revealing the secrets of Cyprus: Ancient Akrotiri Project

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The Ancient Akrotiri Project team excavating one of the Roman buildings at Dreamer's Bay. [Crown Copyright, MOD 2017]

Hi I am Phil Abramson, a DIO Archaeology Advisor covering the north of England, Scotland…..and Cyprus! There are thousands of heritage assets on the MOD Estate. Many of these are designated sites of national and international importance whilst others are …

Maintaining the balance: Public Access versus Public Safety?

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WO1 Kevin Morris is a Training Safety Marshall.

The Defence estate includes some of the most dramatic countryside in the UK and every year large numbers of people enjoy access to it both legally and safely. But not everyone sticks to the rules with some people endangering themselves …