Defence Archaeology Group

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The Defence Archaeology Group (DAG) facilitates Op NIGHTINGALETM archaeology excavations and other activities through its close links with various academic institutions and existing archaeological projects such as: University of Leicester and Breaking Ground Heritage.


Op NIGHTINGALETM aims to provide military personnel or veterans, particularly the wounded, injured and the sick with new skills and confidence through the participation in practical archaeology.

Op NIGHTINGALETM excavations are now carried out by Defence Archaeology Group and a number of organisations which can be found on the Partners Organisation page.

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(Honorary President of the Defence Archaeology Group)

Well known to all fans of Time Team, Phil has been the Honorary President of the Defence Archaeology Group since its formal foundation which took place in Admiral Lord Nelson’s cabin on HMS Victory. As well as providing advice, Phil plays an active part in many of the excavations. Read More