Op Nightingale – MOD/DIO Military Service Veteran support activity (Opportunities for veterans to participate in programmed archaeology).
Aware we are all busy and/or pushing through summer leave however, do you think you or your practices would have any interest in this as there are clear benefits for the right nominations? Signposting to others that may meet the criteria is encouraged and please do relay any interest to Alex Sotheran as below.
Please note – OpN welcomes any veteran whether injured or not. As you would expect, usually the physically and mentally injured participants take precedence. It seems a shame that they are laying all of this on and they cannot source veterans to attend.
Main Point of Contact:
Alex Sotheran ACIFA Archaeologist, Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and Sustainability
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Building 18 Piave Lines | Catterick Garrison | North Yorkshire | DL9 3LR
CIV: 01748 875072
Mil: 94731 5072
From the MOD (DIO) team there are regionally based projects however, I have been made aware of the current northern projects that they have set up:
1. Otterburn Training Range: excavation on a suspected prehistoric ring cairn. This has already begun for two weeks. We have not been able to recruit vets for this one, but it is being run with Revitalising Redesdale and they are providing volunteers (not vets). It may be too close for you at this point? There is accommodation available in 5* blocks (sharing rooms) and food provided by Pay as you dine facilities (I think this